There is more to maintaining your Nile, IL, home’s heating and cooling system than just having annual preventative maintenance performed. To get the most out of your system and keep your home’s indoor air quality at its best, you also need to have your regular air duct maintenance. Heating and cooling professionals recommend that your ducts be cleaned every three to five years as needed.
Do You Know What’s Hiding in Your Duckwork?
The subject of indoor air quality has been receiving a lot of attention lately. This is because of the EPA’s announcement that the air inside our homes can be up to 10 times more polluted than the air we may be exposed to outdoors. In some extreme cases, this number may be higher as the level of pollutants is more concentrated indoors as we continue to make our homes more airtight to make them energy efficient.
If your ducts are dirty, the air inside your home may seem stale and stuffy. Your family may suffer from more colds and allergy symptoms. Over time, dust, mold, pollen, VOCs, and other contaminants will accumulate within the air ducts in your home. These contaminants will continue to be recirculated throughout your home. This poses a health risk for people who suffer from asthma, allergies, and chronic breathing problems such as COPD.
How Does Duct Cleaning Help?
There are several reasons why you should consider scheduling duct cleaning services for your home:
- The amount of contaminants that are recirculated throughout your home will be reduced.
- Any stale odors in your home will be greatly reduced.
- Your family will enjoy a healthier indoor environment.
- Allergy and asthma symptoms may be alleviated.
- The level of energy efficiency for your heating and cooling system will increase.
Yes, having your ducts cleaned will make your system run more efficiently. When ducts are filled with dust and other contaminants, your system has to work harder because of the added air resistance. This leads to added wear and tear on the parts in your system as they may also be covered with damaging dust and debris. Your system will be prone to breaking down more often and its overall life expectancy will be reduced.
When we clean your duckwork, we will also clean all the registers and returns, main supply, furnace, and air conditioner evaporator coil. Our service technician will perform a complete inspection of your ducts to identify any leaks or problems that need to be addressed. Duct sealing may be recommended to prevent contaminants from entering the ducts and warmed or cooled air from escaping the ducts, which will make your system work harder to keep your home comfortable.
Now is the time before the cooler weather arrives, to schedule an air duct maintenance service for your Nile, IL, home. Gartner HVAC Heating & Cooling’s duct cleaning services will keep your heating and cooling system running smoothly and help maintain your family’s comfort.