Is your home a little dustier than usual, or are your allergies flaring up more frequently while at home for a long period of time? You might need to have your ducts cleaned.
Over time, dust and other debris start to build up in your ducts. From there, they can cause a variety of issues for you and your HVAC system.
Cleaning your ducts can provide benefits like:
In the blog below, we’ll take a look at these benefits in more detail, so you can get a better idea of whether or not duct cleaning is worth it for you.
To properly heat or cool your home, your HVAC system has to pull in air from your home to condition that air. The air is pulled through an air filter, which siphons out many pollutants, allergens and other particles, like dust and pet dander.
However, your filter won't catch everything. And the particles it doesn’t catch can enter your HVAC system and can settle on the inside of your air ducts.
As your HVAC system continues to blow conditioned air throughout your home, the conditioned air can pick up the pollutants and particles that are sitting inside your air ducts, and blow those particles around your home.
When you have your air ducts cleaned, a technician will remove all those particles, which can greatly reduce the amount of dust and allergens that are settling around your home.
Everyone can benefit from having their air ducts cleaned, but if you notice that your home is continuously dusty, that’s usually a sign that there is a buildup of gunk in your air ducts that needs to be removed.
As we mentioned above, dust and other particles can settle on the inside of your ducts.
If there is a significant amount of debris inside your ducts, it can prevent your HVAC system from working as efficiently as it needs to.
When there is debris in your ducts, instead of blowing conditioned air through unobstructed ducts, your HVAC system has to work harder to get the conditioned air from your indoor unit to the rooms that it needs to be heated or cooled.
If you have an HVAC tech clean your ducts, they will remove the debris and check that there are no other obstructions preventing your system from working as efficiently as it could be.
Cleaning your ducts will allow your system to work more efficiently, which can reduce the amount of wear and tear on your system and your monthly energy costs.
Excessive dust and allergen buildup inside your ducts not only reduces your home's air quality, but can also damage your HVAC system.
If there is an abundant buildup of debris inside your ducts, that debris can eventually make its way to your internal HVAC unit. When dust and other debris settles on an indoor furnace, AC or heat pump unit, it can cause damage to parts of your system (especially if it’s not removed quickly).
Cleaning your ducts will prevent excessive dust from coating parts of your internal HVAC unit and causing long-term damage.
If you're interested in having your ducts cleaned but don't know where to start, reach out to us!
We've been helping Phoenix homeowners clean their ducts and maintain their HVAC systems for many years, and we're the team that many Phoenix homeowners trust when they need an HVAC service.
We'd be happy to provide you with more information on what our duct cleaning services entail as well as schedule an appointment at a time that works best for you.