There are many tips, trick and regular maintenance steps to keep your home’s HVAC system working the most efficiently and effectively for your home. One of the most important steps in ensuring your HVAC system does in fact remain effective if making sure your ducts are kept clean. Are you wondering why having your ducts professionally cleaned is worth it? You’ve come to the right place.

First, having a clean duct system is one of the best ways to optimal indoor air quality in your home. Think of your HVAC system as the lungs to your home. We all know how important it is to have clean, healthy lungs in terms of overall health and comfort in our bodies. The same is certainly true for having clean ducts. This system takes air in and pushes air out into the home. If ducts are dirty with dust and other particles or allergens, this air will pick them up and move them throughout the home, which can cause an extremely uncomfortable setting—perhaps even an unhealthy one.

Over time, our ducts and HVAC system can collect dust, allergens, dander, chemicals and other pollutants because of the regular air that is brought into the system. On average, this air is circulated within the system and sent back out into the air inside the home 5 to 7 times per day. This re-circulation causes an even greater buildup within the ducts and a compounding problem arises. Cleaning the system allows for air to move through the system cleanly and easily, not picking up and passing along additional harmful agents.

Aside from indoor air quality, clean air ducts allow for your HVAC system to run at a much more efficient rate. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted—often times this wasted energy can be attributed to an inefficient and dirty system. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system.

Even with the use of filters, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use. Having your ducts professionally cleaned by a team of experts like those at BelRed is a huge step toward a much more efficient system—and can extend its life as well.

If you think the indoor air quality and efficiency of your home could benefit from duct cleaning, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’d be glad to come visit and provide a solution for your individual needs.