Cleaning your Air Duct
How important is cleaning your air duct?
Often we will receive calls and questions about air conditioners. More specifically, about whether or not it is important to have your air conditioning unit cleaned. The most immediate answer that comes to our head is ‘of course you need it cleaned!’ But the problem with asking an air conditioning company if you should have your air duct cleaned is problematic. It is the same problem that happens when you ask a banker if you need a second saving account if there’s no evidence, it’s hard to believe it. So here’s the evidence as to why you need to have your air ducts cleaned.
Reasons for Cleaning your Air Duct
It’s for your health – The first, glaringly obvious problem with having dirty ducts is the fact that you’re breathing it every single moment you’re in your house. It is without a doubt the most harmful way to affect your health next to opening up a vacuum cleaner bag and wrapping it around your face.
Furthermore, the dirt and debris cling to your air ducts. This means that there will always be dirt and debris moving through your air ducts. But if the filter hasn’t changed and there are dirt and debris stuck to the air ducts already, it’s another problem. It means that every single thing that is outside is being pumped into your home without filtration. Pollen, dust, germs, dirt, bugs, are all being sucked into your home and flung around.
It’s bad for your machine – The next thing to know is that if there are existing dirt and debris in the vents and they’re stuck there, they’ll absorb the air as it’s going through. Dirt still has a temperature, and it will cool up without dispersing the heat. So when you are shooting cold air through your home, your A/C has to work extra hard to push more cold air through the dirty vents.
It’s bad for your house – Finally, it’s bad for the long-term effects of your house. Remember that everything you’re not breathing in is clinging to the walls of the house. This allows the birthing of mold and mildew. The long-term effects that your home could have due to this is dangerous and devaluing.
If you would like to know more about Cleaning your Air Duct or the progression of the solar movement regarding residential energy, be sure to give us a call today at 904.674.6814