Ductwork is a major part of any HVAC system, but many Henderson, Nevada, homeowners don’t give their ductwork a second thought. Learn how keeping your home’s air ducts clean can help lower utility bills and decrease energy needs.
To keep your home’s air clean and clear, your HVAC system relies on air filters or whole-home air purification systems. These devices trap dirt, debris, and allergens to prevent them from affecting your family or cycling through the HVAC system. Even in ideal situations, air filters don’t capture every airborne particle, and when you don’t replace them as often as they should, they become less effective.
Over time, dirt and debris can accumulate in your home’s ductwork, eventually clogging the airways and preventing air from circulating smoothly. When the HVAC system has to work harder than necessary to cycle air through your home, the system becomes less efficient and more costly to run. Clean ducts allow for smooth airflow and increased efficiency.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
When your ductwork becomes a home for dust mites, mold, pet dander, and other allergens, the dirty ducts can contribute to allergic reactions and poor indoor air quality. Bad indoor air can lead to costly health problems and can also cause HVAC issues. If your home has serious air quality problems, an HVAC technician might suggest installing a whole-home air purification system along with pursuing duct cleaning.
To maximize the savings on your utility bill, you can do much more than clean your ducts to improve efficiency. In fact, most homes can also benefit from duct sealing. The average home wastes about 20 to 30 percent of conditioned air as a result of leaky ducts. Consult with an HVAC professional to learn how sealing the leaks, cracks, and holes in your ductwork can lead to significant savings.
Does your home’s ductwork need attention? Call our HVAC experts at Ambient Edge to learn more about our duct sealing and cleaning services: 702-723-4704.
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