Taking the extra step of properly cleaning your home's air ducts is essential for the overall health and efficiency of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Not only does it help your system work more efficiently by eliminating debris from sensitive mechanical components, but it can also extend its lifespan and reduce utility bills. As an expert in HVAC systems, I can confidently say that having your air ducts cleaned regularly by a professional is an excellent way to save money in other areas throughout the year. The total cost for duct cleaning will vary depending on several factors such as location, scope of project, and type of service provider.
The EPA recommends cleaning when there is visible mold growth inside air ducts or other sections of the heating and cooling system. It usually takes about 2 to 4 hours to properly clean a standard-sized home (between 2,000 and 3,000 square feet). Landlords should inform services about what type of ducts their house or building has before hiring their services. How often you should clean your air ducts depends on several factors, including the presence of pets and smokers in your home. Irregular airflow from room to room is probably a sign that the house needs air duct maintenance.
Therefore, they require different duct cleaning methods, such as vacuuming, air washing, or pressure brushing. Manufacturers of products that market to coat duct surfaces claim that sealants to coat air ducts prevent dust and other particles from inside the ducts from entering the home. However, according to the EPA, tests have shown that the sealant does not completely cover the duct surface and can reduce the acoustic and fireproof qualities of fiberglass ducts. If an air duct system is not properly cleaned, it can accumulate dust, pollen, debris, and other particles that are released into the house. This can have a direct impact on your home's indoor air quality. The cleanliness and condition of your air ducts can also affect the amount of time and work that cleaners need to spend cleaning. In conclusion, having your air ducts cleaned regularly by a professional is an excellent way to save money in other areas throughout the year.
Cleaning your home's air ducts helps your HVAC system work more efficiently by eliminating debris from sensitive mechanical components. This can extend its lifespan and reduce utility bills while improving indoor air quality.