For homeowners preparing their homes for the fast approaching spring season, you might be asking yourself one of the most important questions out there, “Should I clean my air ducts?” We’ve talked a lot about allergy causes in the past and how our dirty ducts can contribute to those symptoms. However, beyond the onset of springtime allergies, dirty air ducts may also be impacting indoor air quality and energy efficiency levels.
Indoor air quality
One of the most significant benefits of cleaning your air ducts is improving the air quality within your home. This is especially true coming out of the winter months when your heating system has been operating while your windows are closed. Dust, germs, and rodent waste are common elements that build up during the winter months. If not cleaned properly, these elements may lead to illness within your home.
Lowering utility bills
Often overlooked, cleaning your ducts can also help to reduce the cost of utilities. Consider this, a duct, whether blocked or clear, has one job – to allow the passage of air. By removing blockages, your heating and cooling system no longer has to work as hard to keep the air moving through your home to the set temperature. Thus, less energy is used, resulting in lower utility costs.
Beyond the day in and day out expense that blocked ducts may cost, homeowners can also save long-term money. A system that is continuously running, or operating more than intended, will inevitably have a shorter life span. Keeping your air ducts clean with routine scrubbing is one of the best ways to ensure the longevity of your heating system.
Like most things in life, the need for duct scrubbing varies depending on your home. Do you have pets? Does your region suffer from heavy pollination during certain seasons? Maybe you live in an area that is extremely dusty or windy? All of these factors need to be considered when deciding on the frequency of duct cleaning in your home.
When properly executed, air duct scrubbing provides several benefits to you and your family. Instead of wondering, “should I clean my air ducts,” call our team at Atlantic Bay Contracting. With decades of industry experience, we’ll assess your current situation and provide you with an upfront, honest answer to this question. Contact us today to schedule your in-home consultation (617) 782-4986.