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How Duct Cleaning Improves HVAC Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality

cleaning-vent-grate-acKeeping your home cool and comfortable isn’t the only thing you should worry about during the coming summer. Poor indoor air quality can also have a significant impact on your health and comfort.

Fortunately, there are ways to improve both your indoor air quality and the efficiency of your air conditioner this summer. The best way is to have your ducts cleaned before you get too far into the summer season.

Why Duct Cleaning Is Important

First, let’s take a look at why it’s so important for your indoor air quality to have your ducts cleaned. The ducts are often the worst areas of the home in terms of indoor air quality. Which is a problem, since they’re supposed to circulate air around the home. Air ducts are not often cleaned, if at all, and that makes them a prime gathering place for airborne contaminants of various kinds. Things like dust, dander, pollen, germs, and mold spores all build up in the ducts. When you turn on a climate control system, all of those contaminants are then blown around the home for you to inhale. This obviously isn’t good for your health. Duct cleaning removes those contaminants from your air supply, helping you to breathe easier and enjoy your climate control without worry.

The Efficiency Side

So, most of the contaminants that are likely to be found in your air ducts have a negative effect on you personally. More frequent allergy attacks, flu infections, and the like are the most common effects of exposure to high levels of airborne contaminants. Those aren’t the only effects of letting contaminants build up in your ducts, though.

Dust, in particular, can have a negative effect on the efficiency of the ducts themselves. Too much contaminant buildup can insulate the ducts, restricting the flow of air through them. Since the entire purpose of ductwork is to move air, this is obviously a big problem. Restricted airflow means that your air conditioner has to work harder to force air through the ducts and into your home. It’ll cost more to run the system, and it will take longer after turning on the air conditioner for your home to reach a comfortable temperature.

Having your ducts cleaned every once in a while resolves this issue by ensuring that they’re as clear as possible. Clean ducts transport more air throughout the home, making it easier for your air conditioner to keep it at the proper temperature and saving you money.

So, if you’re in the process of getting your home ready for the summer season, consider having your ducts cleaned if you haven’t had it done in a while. You’ll be healthier, more comfortable, and even save some money. Sound like a good deal? Then schedule a duct cleaning appointment today!

Air On Demand offers a full range of Miami duct cleaning services. If you need to have your ducts cleaned in-time for summer, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians.  

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