Cleaning the ducts in your Manatee County, Florida, home can help identify leaks in your ductwork, improve HVAC effectiveness as well as overall air quality. Here are three ways duct cleaning saves you money on your monthly energy bill.

Identifies Leaky Ductwork

Before beginning duct cleaning, a qualified HVAC contractor will inspect your duct system. Any leaks and loose sections will be repaired before the cleaning begins.

When your ducts aren’t sealed, energy from your furnace or air conditioner is constantly escaping, and that energy shows up on your monthly utility bill. Duct cleaning, which includes repairs and sealing, ensures you won’t lose energy to a wasteful ductwork system.

Improves HVAC Effectiveness

The HVAC equipment in your home suffers when dust and debris build up on its internal components. In particular, when the condensing coils on your air conditioner or the heat exchanger in your furnace are covered in dust, their effectiveness decreases. Duct cleaning by a qualified contractor not only cleans the inside of your ducts, but also the other parts of your HVAC system. When dust is cleaned from the working parts of your HVAC system, they will be at their most effective and you will use less energy to keep your home comfortable.

Reduces the Need for Air Purification

Dirty air ducts can impact your indoor air quality by causing dust and debris to circulate through your home. Air filters catch much of the airborne debris from air intake, but with dust already in your ductwork, it gets pushed into your home without passing through a filter. This can be problematic for sensitive asthma and allergy sufferers in your family.

Before installing an air purifier or expensive air filtration system, consider duct cleaning to reduce the amount of airborne particles in your home. Your HVAC contractor will be able to assess your ducts to determine the benefits of duct cleaning as well as suggest additional options for improving indoor air quality.

At Custom Air & Plumbing, our qualified technicians have the experience and expertise your Manatee County home needs. Call us at 888-856-4507 to learn more about our duct cleaning services.