Your house's air duct system plays a crucial role in properly distributing the heated or cooled air from your HVAC system. It's amazing then to consider just how many homeowners completely overlook their air duct systems, even if they remember to service other parts of their HVAC system. For best results, you should have a professional come out to your home to inspect your air ducts and the rest of your HVAC set up at least once per year. Here's why regular air duct maintenance and cleaning is such a good idea.
Clean Ducts Means Better Airflow
Hopefully, your house will never get to this point, but if you are truly neglecting your air ducts, it's possible that you could have enough of a dust buildup within the ducts that it actually starts restricting the airflow. This means your HVAC system will have to stay turned on and continue trying to circulate heated or cooled air through the clogged ducts. This will lead to a higher energy bill over time. Clean air ducts will allow your HVAC system to turn off on schedule, saving you money in the process.
Clean Air Ducts Means a Clean House
When you allow dirt and dust to build up inside your air ducts and then circulate heated or cooled air through the system, some of that air is going to pick up just a bit of dust on its way out of your vents. This means you'll be sending the dust from within your ducts out into your house. You might notice that furniture like tables or couches are suddenly dustier than usual. You may notice dust coming back more frequently, even if you get out some cleaning gear and polish everything up.
Clean Air Ducts Means Cleaner Lungs for Your Family
If the dust that comes into your house through the vents isn't causing a problem with your furniture, it might because it's still lingering in the air. This is bad news for your family, as dust can carry germs and allergens. Keep your air ducts clean with regular professional HVAC service and you might be able to keep a cold or allergy problem at bay for yourself or a loved one.
The air duct system is often overlooked by many homeowners, but that doesn't mean you have to be one of them. Contact a local HVAC specialist about a ductwork inspection today.