You make sure your home stays clean, but are you doing the same for your HVAC system’s air ducts? Regular air duct cleaning could make all the difference in a range of areas. Here are the top five reasons Lakeview Heating and Cooling Chicago recommends annual air duct cleaning for your home or business property:
1. They Get Dirty Over Time
Just like any other area of your home, your air ducts can get dirty over time. Dirt, dust, spider webs and other debris can all become trapped in the walls of your duct work. Certain things can cause the ducts to become dirty even more quickly, including:
- Pet hair and dander
- Smoke from cigarettes, cigars and pipes
- Smoke and grease from cooking
- Dust from home renovation projects
- Chemical residue from cleaning products
- Leaks and water damage that cause mold and mildew
2. Improved System Performance
HVAC systems Chicago that are clogged with dust and debris naturally do not function as well as those that are clean and free of debris. They must work harder to do the same job, and this can drag down their overall performance. Air duct cleaning results in better air flow throughout the system and improved performance in both summer and winter.
3. Energy Cost Savings
A more efficient, better-performing system also uses less energy. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that up to 40 percent of the energy used by HVAC systems is wasted when there are contaminants in the system. While changing the filter regularly can help, debris can also become caught in the walls of the vents, dragging down performance and increasing energy usage needlessly.
4. Indoor Freshness and Air Quality
Airborne pollutants can dramatically impact your indoor air quality. Air ducts can be a breeding ground for microorganisms, contaminants, bacteria, pollen, mold, pet dander and more. When this air circulates throughout the home, it can create odors and an unpleasant breathing experience. Regular air duct cleaning from Lakeview Heating and Cooling Chicago reduces the presence of these contaminants, creating a fresher, cleaner home environment.
5. Health and Quality of Life
Regular air duct cleaning from Lakeview Heating and Cooling Chicago is essential to preserving and maintaining air quality, especially if any members of your household are prone to asthma or other sensitivities. Prolonged exposure to dirt and particulates in the air can also cause health problems. For increased quality of life, an annual air duct cleaning is highly recommended.
The benefits of regular air duct cleaning are quite clear. From improved system performance to better air quality in the home, the value of this service is well worth the cost. Contact Lakeview Heating and Cooling to schedule an air duct cleaning for your HVAC system Chicago today.