Dirty ducts are a conundrum. On one hand, some homeowners are convinced that their dirty ducts still work after decades of neglect. If they put a hand on their air vent, they’ll still feel the heated air coming from their furnace. While we won’t argue with that sentiment, since dirty ducts can technically still work, we want to approach this from a different angle.
What if your dirty ducts are hurting your efficiency, and thus your comfort overall? This is totally a possibility, and regardless of how good your heating feels, it could very well be suffering from an efficiency problem.
Want to know more about how duct cleaning in St. Augustine, FL can reduce inefficiency and keep your system in working order? We’ll get into all the details below.
The Hidden Cost of Dirty Ducts
When your ducts are dirty, you shouldn’t just be thinking about the contaminants that make them dirty. While that’s definitely a priority, and those contaminants are cycling around your home making your air stuffy, they could also be reducing the efficiency of your heater and air conditioner.
If your personal health and comfort are top priorities, then just invest in duct cleaning services to remove those contaminants. Particles like dust, dirt, pet dander, and mold spores, can clog up your air ducts to the point where you’re breathing them in every day. Since we’re spending more time indoors these days, you’re likely to inhale a lot of these contaminants over such a long period of time.
Where Those Contaminants End Up
When you avoid having your ducts cleaned, there’s more that can go wrong than just the poor effect on your respiratory health. Those dust, dirt, and dander particles have to go somewhere, and if it’s not somewhere in your home, they’ll likely be swept up back into your HVAC system. They could be caught by your heater or air conditioner’s air filter where it’ll clog up quickly and need you to constantly change it out. A clogged filter can cause serious strain on a heating or air conditioning system which will ultimately lead to higher bills. This is not good!
Also, if any of those particles make it past the air filter, because it’s either too clogged or breaking down because of neglect, they’ll make it into the sensitive components of your comfort system, ruining the interior components and shortening the lifespan of your system drastically.
We don’t have to tell you that those possibilities are not good. The reduction in comfort from a health perspective, the reduction in efficiency from a financial perspective, and the reduction in your system’s lifespan from an efficacy standpoint are all terrible things to experience. Thankfully, you can avoid all of them by investing in our duct cleaning services today. By cleaning out whatever gunk is hidden within your air ducts, there will be nothing standing in the way between you and the powerful comfort you pay for every month.
Call Climate Masters today to have your ducts taken care of.