Your HVAC system provides a fan, heat, and cooling, and your air ducts deliver air to all areas of your home to keep the temperature comfortable. But really, the only time we think about our air ducts is when something starts going wrong.
From musty, dusty air to leaks and cracks, preventative maintenance and repair is an important part of keeping your home’s “breathing system” healthy. The specialists at Ambient Edge provide air duct cleaning, sealing, and repair for your Laughlin, Nevada home. Simply call (702) 723-4704 to schedule an inspection and service.
Why You Should Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned
Laughlin can be a very dusty climate, and one that requires both heat and air conditioning to remain comfortable in your home year-round.
As air circulates throughout your home, it brings with it dust, mold, dander, pollen, allergens, and more. If you’ve never had your air ducts cleaned, that’s how long these pollutants have been building up and blowing around your living space.
Do you know if your home’s previous owners ever had the ducts cleaned? If not, your ducts could be coated with detritus from both them and your family. This is most certainly affecting your indoor air quality, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
How Ambient Edge Can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
The benefits of having Ambient Edge clean your air ducts include:
Improving the Efficiency of Your Air Flow
Clean ducts allow for more and better circulation of air throughout your home. When your air ducts are free from obstruction, your HVAC system doesn’t need to work as hard to pump warm or cool air throughout your house.
Improving Your Indoor Air Quality
Consider yourself lucky if you do not suffer from allergies or breathing problems. However, when allergens like dust mites, mold, animal dander, and pollen circulate through the air in your home repeatedly, it can trigger allergies or breathing issues.
And for those already struggling with allergies and respiratory problems, breathing in years (or even decades) of dust and allergens that have accumulated in air ducts can be harmful.
Freshening Up a New Home
If you’ve recently moved or renovated, having air ducts cleaned is a great way to start fresh.
Your lungs will thank you for removing pounds of dust and dirt created by home construction. And duct cleaning can remove undesirable odors such as paint fumes, pet smells, tobacco, and stale air.
Here’s Why You Need Your Air Ducts Repaired and Sealed
Too many homeowners miss major issues with their air ducts because they can be hidden in walls, ceilings, and floors. Up to 30% of your home’s air circulated through ducts is lost due to leaks, holes, and other duct issues, according to the EnergyStar program. That is warmed and cooled air you are paying for that is not benefiting your home or family.
Not only can leaky or broken ductwork be costing you money, but it may also be dangerous. Ducts in disrepair can pull harmful gases, like carbon monoxide, into rooms (back-drafting).
Damaged or leaking ducts mean that air is not reaching its intended destination, so you may have spaces in your home or even entire rooms not being heated or cooled properly. Unsealed or impaired ductwork can also result in one room feeling too hot or too cold.
Ductwork with holes, tears, or breakage results in poor ventilation and HVAC system inefficiencies. The longer ductwork is left in disrepair, the harder your HVAC system needs to work to pump warm or cool air throughout your home. This can overwork the system and lead to unnecessary wear and tear. It can even result in a shortened life for your HVAC system.
Schedule Your Ductwork Assessment Today
If you can see your ducts and know you have damage or require repair, call the experts at Ambient Edge at (702) 723-4704 right away. Don’t take the risk that back-drafting will expose your home and family to harmful gases. We have 24-hour emergency service available if your ductwork is in serious decay and is causing immediate issues.