You have annual maintenance and the occasional repair for your HVAC system, but duct cleaning doesn’t happen nearly as often. On average, you only need duct cleaning once every 3-5 years.
So what builds up in those 3-5 years and what does it mean for your HVAC system? There’s a few things we need to touch on before you decide if you’re due for duct cleaning in Newtown Square. PA.
Spend Less Money on Energy Bills
Dust builds up in your ducts alongside debris, but the dust doesn’t just perfectly sit along the edges. It also shows itself as cobwebs.
Those thick layers of dust and cobwebs that hang in your vents increase the amount of air resistance in your ducts. The duct material is meant to be an excellent vehicle for forced air; dust doesn’t help it.
When your HVAC system encounters this resistance, some of that air force is lost. Clean ducts don’t have these obstructions, so air flows with as much efficiency as possible.
So how does this equate to you spending less money?
The average air conditioner or heater will run anywhere from 15-20 minutes before ending its cycle. During those 15-20 minutes, it has to change the temperature to whatever the value is that you input on the thermostat.
If air resistance is making that take longer, you have to run your HVAC system longer. This isn’t a big deal with a few months or a single year’s worth of dust buildup, but over time, that resistance increases.
More air resistance means spending more power and more of your hard-earned money. You’ll see this principle roll into our second benefit.
Reduce Wear and Tear on Your HVAC System
If your HVAC system isn’t running for nearly as long, it won’t incur nearly as much damage. Wear and tear damage is degradation, plus use, plus time. It’s unavoidable, but it can be slowed.
With less air resistance, your system doesn’t run for as long, limiting its total amount of “ON” time. The more efficient it is, the less wear and tear it faces. If you want your system to last for its full lifespan, duct cleaning should be done every 3-5 years.
Can Eliminate Bad Odors
Dust and debris in our ductwork can trap odors. When your HVAC system takes in air, it’s also taking in particles that cause odors.
Your air filter does a great job at trapping a lot of these, but it can’t do everything. Some of it gets through and gets caught by dust in your ductwork.
This is a slow buildup over time, but if you notice that your vents create a funky smell when the air comes on, duct cleaning may solve that.
Duct Cleaning as Soon as Possible
There’s no reason to wait to start enjoying the benefits of duct cleaning. Schedule an appointment today and let us get our technicians out to your home as soon as possible to clean your ducts. From lowered wear and tear to getting rid of unwanted smells, your ducts will thank you.
Contact Michall Daimion Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today to schedule duct cleaning and help your HVAC system today.