Out of sight, out of mind is an apt saying when it comes to cleaning ducts. However, the fact that you can’t see dirt doesn’t mean it isn’t there. You are more likely to see the impacts in other ways, such as poor air quality and higher energy bills.
If most people knew what was lurking in unmaintained ducts, revulsion would rank high on the scale of responses. Some of the issues you may encounter include dust, dirt, debris, allergens, dead insects, mold and living vermin. Clogged up ducts and vents are the least of problems, given that most of these issues are associated with health problems and higher energy costs.
Poor Air Quality
Poor air quality can result from dust, animal dander and allergens that are circulating around your home. These pollutants become trapped in various components of a HVAC system and are released when you switch on the AC.
If you or a family member suffers from allergies or a breathing condition, regularly cleaning ducts will help improve air quality. Professional cleaning is recommended every two to five years. You are less likely to need more regular cleaning when filters are changed regularly and the HVAC system is well maintained.
If you are unsure about the condition and needs of your HVAC system and ducts, Duck Squad in Orlando can provide a free estimate and arrange to inspect the system.
Increased Energy Bills
Ducts are an essential component of an HVAC system. When regular maintenance is not completed, the system will not work at full efficiency. This results in the various elements of the HVAC working harder to regulate the air in your home.
If you notice that your energy bills are spiking above what is normal for the average where you live in Orlando, a poorly maintained HVAC system is the most likely cause. You may also notice a damp or musty smell if ducts and filters are dirty.
To keep the air in your home fresh and flowing effectively, reach out to Duck Squad in Orlando today for a free estimate on cleaning and related services.