In a typical size home in Cincinnati, up to 40lbs. of dust can accumulate annually. (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) The air inside a home is much dirtier than that outside. Through normal home living, we generate many contaminants and pollutants such as dander, bacteria and dust. On average, these contaminants get re-circulated in your HVAC system 5 to 7 times per day, leading to poor indoor air quality. If you have pets, or are doing a home renovation, the amount of dander and dust in the air will be amplified.
Even with the use of filters, the system will get dirty over time. This is especially important when considering newly built homes. The brand new HVAC system that you have spent thousands of dollars to install is immediately exposed to pounds of dust and dirt while the home is being built. This makes it even more important to clean air ducts before moving into a new place.
Here are the top 3 reasons you want to get your air ducts cleaned:
1. DUCT CLEANING ALLOWS YOU TO BREATHE HEALTHIER AIR
We clean and sanitize all your ductwork including supply vents and returns, ridding them of harmful bacteria and dust build-up. It is crucial that whoever is cleaning your ducts covers all of these areas and not just the vents. This will clean anything your filters may miss and improve the health of your air. This is especially important for those suffering from allergies or other respiratory conditions that may be more susceptible to symptoms of poor air quality.
2. DUCT CLEANING IMPROVES HVAC SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 24 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating and cooling a home is wasted. Dirt causes your system to work harder and shorten its life span. Removing the buildup of dust, allergens and other debris from your ductwork allows the system to operate at peak efficiency. This allows your system to run more affordably with less operating cost, also extending the life of your investment.
3. DUCT CLEANING HELPS REMOVE UNPLEASANT ODORS
The buildup of mold, dust, and other bacteria over time can lead to a stale stench in the house that nobody can quite put their finger on. Duct cleaning helps remove the contaminants that help produce this smell and leave your air feeling fresh.
WHAT CAN INCREASE THE NEED FOR REGULAR CLEANING?
According to the NADCA, these factors can increase the need for regular HVAC duct cleaning:
- occupants with allergies or asthma
- cigarette or cigar smoke
- water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
- home renovation or remodeling projects
If your air quality may be suffering and you need duct cleaning services, you can schedule online at myqualitycomfort.com or call us at 513-620-4822.