Duct cleaning is a very important part of maintaining air quality in your home. All of us at Moore Mechanical Heating and Air Conditioning want to make sure that your home is the safest and healthiest environment for your family to live in. We recommend duct cleaning if you are noticing a lot of dust or dander in your home, if you have recently had a remodel or any construction done to your home, if family members suffer from allergies or asthma or simply if you are looking to increase the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system.
According to the NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association)
“A good rule of thumb is…’if your ducts look dirty, they probably are,’ and that dirty heating and air conditioning system should be inspected by a reputable, certified HVAC professional. Below are some other reasons homeowners choose to have their air ducts cleaned.
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning. In a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living. Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home. The system taken air in and breathes air out.
Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work.
While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school or workplace, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.
When a heating and air conditioning system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.”