As we get closer to summertime and months of high heat, it is well worth it to make sure that your home’s HVAC system is optimally ready to help keep your home cool. If you’ve already scheduled your AC maintenance for the year then you are off to a fantastic start. But this isn’t the only thing that can help or hinder your comfort. Your indoor air quality plays a role too.
Did you know what the “V” in HVAC stands for? It refers to “ventilation”–that’s your ductwork! The quality and cleanliness of those ducts can impact your indoor air quality which, you guessed it, can impact your comfort!
So, let’s talk about how clean your ducts are.
Dirt Can Hurt
A little dirt won’t hurt until it starts to build up inside of your ductwork. You don’t need to worry about the cleanliness of your ducts all that often. It takes a good long while for a large amount of debris to build up inside your ducts. But, when it does collect for a long enough period, it can start to mess with your comfort and the quality of your home’s air.
Dirty Air and Your Comfort
It isn’t hard to understand that dirt build-up can mess with your indoor air quality. The more debris there is, the more debris that can get swept up in the air flowing through your ductwork and into your home. This can create a host of issues including increased dust and debris in the home, increased allergy symptoms and respiratory irritation, reduced airflow through your ducts, increased energy use from your AC.
Keeping your ductwork clean can help to avoid the problems listed above. Our team can help ensure that your ducts are able to provide you with comfortable and clean air. DIY attempts to clean your ducts are more likely to leave you with extra dust around the home and potentially damaged ductwork.
If duct cleaning doesn’t make enough of a difference for your home comfort, we can help in other ways. We can provide indoor air quality systems such as air filtration or purification systems to tackle the presence of airborne contaminants.