Winter is slowly approaching. The heating season will start soon, so you might want to be sure your ductwork is ready for cold days. Winter is also the busiest time of year for your home’s HVAC system.
In addition to being bad for your health, dirty air ducts can also be problematic for your HVAC system and even represent a potential hazard. Here are some reasons why you should get your air ducts cleaned this fall.
- Keep your home clean
No matter how frequently you clean, a dirty air duct system can spread dust throughout your house. Your air ducts are most likely to blame if you instantly notice a layer of dust after cleaning. Dark stains around open vents and light-colored upholstery may also indicate that dust is flowing through your house. Any of these warning signs should prompt you to quickly contact an air duct cleaning service.
- Save on your energy bills
Your HVAC system may not operate as effectively if your air ducts are blocked with dust. The environment and your wallet may suffer if you use more energy than necessary to maintain a pleasant temperature in your house. Your HVAC system will require less energy the less resistance your hot air encounters. When your air ducts are clean, you’ll have a lower overall energy bill and your home will warm up more quickly.
- Extend the life of your HVAC system
The majority of HVAC system breakdowns are brought on by internal dust and grime buildup. As dust particles accumulate over time, your furnace, heat pump, and/or air conditioner will need to operate longer and harder to get the same outcomes, driving up your energy costs and shortening the lifespan of your HVAC system. It’s best to get your HVAC system maintained and your air ducts cleaned regularly rather than having to pay extra afterward. This is particularly true in the winter.
- Protect your family from the flu
The flu and viral infections rise in the fall and winter. Make sure that your vents are thoroughly cleaned before the heating season begins. Airborne viruses can linger in your home for an extended period, increasing the likelihood that you’ll contract them. Running your HVAC system might assist in air circulation but collecting dust and debris may obstruct the airflow.
Considering you probably use your HVAC system the most in the winter, having clean ducts is necessary. When it comes to keeping your family healthy during the cold and flu season, clearing out needless dust, allergens, and viruses from your ducts can make a huge impact.
Contact us to schedule your appointment and make sure you and your family are ready and safe for the upcoming heating season.