How Clean Air Ducts Improves Your HVAC
You want to save money. Given that heating your house is going to cost a lot more this year than ever before, saving money on your energy bill is going to be hard. Did you know clean air ducts can help? How? It improves your HVAC performance. Here’s why.
What Clean Air Ducts Does for Your HVAC and How It Will Save Money
1. Better Airflow
The quality of your HVAC system is all about airflow. The better the airflow, the better it works. As dust builds up in your air ducts, it gets in the way. It clogs up your vents, reduces space in the ducts, and can even get drawn back into the HVAC itself. All this will restrict the airflow. It gets even worse if poor construction, or playful children end up putting things in your air ducts that don’t belong. Toys, construction debris, and animal nests are just a few of the things we’ve found while cleaning. These things all make for bad airflow.
2. Less Energy Usage
Bad airflow in your HVAC costs you money on your energy bill. How? When the airflow gets restricted, your HVAC has to work harder to get the same amount of air out. You end up needing to run your HVAC for longer just to get the same results. This is true whether you’re trying to warm up or cool down your home. As your air ducts get dirty, your HVAC works harder, taking more energy and costing you more money.
It’s not just the short-term you need to worry about, however; clean air ducts improve your HVAC in the long-run, too!
3. Less Stress On Your HVAC
Everything wears down over time. Even the most well-oiled machine creates friction while operating. Friction causes the parts to wear down. Eventually, you’ll have to replace them. When the HVAC has to work harder to get the same results, that’s more friction, too. If you let your air ducts get dirty enough to restrict the airflow, it will shorten the life of your HVAC by forcing it to work harder.
Furthermore, if that dust gets drawn back into your furnace or air conditioning unit, it can clog up the mechanical parts. Your parts won’t just be rubbing against each other, they’ll have to rub past all that dust. This creates even more friction and wears it out faster. All around, cleaning out your air ducts reduces the amount of stress your HVAC has to deal with. You’ll be able to go longer without needing repairs and HVAC cleaning will be less costly.
Clean Air Ducts Will Save Money
Even though you only need to clean your air ducts once every few years, that cleaning will make it so much easier for your HVAC to operate. You’ll find it saves you money on energy and maintenance because your HVAC won’t have to work so hard to keep your home comfortable. The overall savings make the cost of an air duct cleaning a huge investment even without the other quality-of-life improvements it can bring.
Call Us Today!
How long has it been since you last cleaned your air ducts? Most customers we ask say they can’t remember the last time they had them cleaned. Based on some of the things we found, some houses might not have cleaned their ducts since the 80s, if they ever did! If you haven’t had your air ducts cleaned in a while, then it’s time you did. You’ll be glad when you see the difference it makes in your HVAC’s performance. Get in touch with us today to set up an appointment.