It can be easy to forget about the ductwork in your home. When installed to professional standards, it generally remains tucked away in the areas of your home that eyes seldom see —providing conditioned air a direct pathway between your air handler and the rooms of your home.
Unfortunately, the unseen nature of ductwork does nothing to free it from the maintenance requirements that everything mechanical requires. As a homeowner, it’s important to be informed of these needs so that you can be sure your HVAC system is performing at optimal efficiency — even when you can’t see it.
That’s why Bravo Heating and Air Conditioning is here to keep our customers informed and provide them with the information they need to keep their HVAC systems performing correctly. One of the most important maintenance tasks for your AC system is duct cleaning!
Ductwork cleaning goes far past surface cleanliness. Failing to maintain clean ductwork can negatively impact the system and affect the health of the occupants of your home. Additionally, dirt isn’t the only thing that accumulates inside large duct pathways. Mold, mildew, pollen and even bugs can all accumulate and be redistributed throughout your home.
Many benefits are associated with being diligent about your ductwork cleaning.
The first and most obvious benefit to keeping your ducts clean is improvements to the air quality in your home.
Ductwork provides a pathway for the heated or cooled hair distributed by your HVAC system. If this pathway isn’t clean, the air you’re expected to breathe has far less of a chance of being clean as well.
While simple in function, ductwork is still one of the most pivotal components in the proper function of your home’s HVAC system. Any accumulation of debris in the system can represent a loss in efficiency, so making sure grime is regularly cleared from your ductwork is vital to optimal functioning.
While dirt on its own may be fairly odorless, mold and mildew can also accumulate in your vents — which has the potential to give off less-than-pleasant odors. Duct cleaning is one of the best ways to restore freshness to the air coming out of your vents.
Failing to clean and take care of the ductwork in your home can be detrimental to its lifespan. The average duct system lasts between 10 and 15 years. Regular cleaning is one of the main steps in ensuring that your system lasts that long, or longer!
It’s been proven that faults in your ductwork can account for up to 30% of efficiency loss in your home’s HVAC system. Regular cleaning will ensure that these faults are caught before they are allowed to get worse and cost you hundreds of dollars in increased utility bills and wasted energy.
We’ve established that there are clear benefits to air duct cleaning. Now it would be reasonable to wonder how often it needs to be done.
=Fortunately, duct cleaning is not an annual occurrence. Depending on your usage and environment, it’s recommended that you have your ductwork cleaned by a professional at least once every 3 to 5 years.
If you’re looking for the best San Antonio duct cleaning services around, look no further than Bravo Heating and Air Conditioning. We do everything we can to provide our customers with the resources and services they need to stay on top of their HVAC maintenance.
If you want to take the thought out of your system maintenance and tune-ups, ask us about our membership program! For a small fee, we’ll take all the stress out of ensuring that your home’s air stays comfortable and conditioned year-round.
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