The air in your Sarasota home is much dirtier than the air outside, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In fact, the air in the typical home is rife with dander, mold spores, bacteria and chemical contaminants, among other allergens and pollutants.
Considering that this air is circulated throughout your home about five to seven times a day by the HVAC system, you may find that over time these contaminants build up inside the ductwork. According the the EPA and the National Air Duct Cleaner’s Association, you should have your ducts cleaned if:
- You notice visible mold on or around the return or supply registers or other components of the HVAC system.
- The ducts are home to vermin or insects.
- Dust is visibly entering your rooms through the supply registers.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Duct cleaning will improve indoor air quality if the ductwork is sending dust and other contaminants into your rooms. The typical home collects about 40 pounds of dust every year, and while some of it is trapped in the HVAC system’s air filter, much of it re-circulates through your home via the ducts. If the ducts collect too much dust, the indoor air quality will suffer. Additionally, mold growing inside the ducts can seriously put your health at risk.
Improved HVAC Efficiency
Dust buildup in the ducts and other HVAC components considerably reduces the efficiency of heating and cooling systems. Dust buildup makes the system work harder to keep you comfortable and can damage essential components, possibly resulting in premature failure. Duct cleaning can help improve the energy efficiency of your system to lower heating and cooling costs.
A Cleaner Home
Dirty ductwork can send dust into your rooms, which settles on surfaces and makes it difficult to keep your house clean. If you notice dust coming from the registers, schedule a thorough duct cleaning with an experienced HVAC professional.
For more information about duct cleaning, or to inquire about our duct cleaning services, please contact us in Sarasota at Custom Air & Plumbing.
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