Statistics show that most people spend 60 to 90% of their time indoors, yet only a few care about indoor air quality, which can directly affect health. The most critical action a homeowner can take to improve indoor air quality is to have the HVAC working correctly and regularly change the filter; however, cleaning the air duct has been said to improve air quality significantly.
The air duct cleaning procedure involves removing the dust and debris from the duct system component of the HVAC and other related systems. Do not just clean your air duct before or after an event; here are five reasons to do it regularly.
Prevent health issues
The most important reason you must regularly clean your air duct is your family's health. The number of harmful contaminants produced in your home when the ducts are not routinely cleaned is surprisingly high. It can affect family members with asthma, allergies, and other respiratory conditions. Regular air duct cleaning can improve most of these health problems.
Better performance on your system
Dust, pet dander, allergens, harmful toxins from molds, mildew, or rodent droppings are all captured in the air ducts restricting the airflow moving in the ducts. When air ducts aren't frequently cleaned, this will reduce the system's overall performance, and it will be harder to draw and move air to your room. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, ducts filled with contaminants are said to waste at least 40 % of the energy the system uses; this means you will also be conserving a lot of energy and saving money.
Eliminating the Musty Odor
Dust, bacteria, and mold within the duct system will likely bring an unpleasant smell. Rather than consistently buying fresheners and scented candles, consider improving the air quality and eliminating that musty odor by regularly cleaning your air duct. Place a Kanberra® Gel inside the furnace for consistent cleaning throughout the air duct system.
Increasing the lifespan of your system
You probably know how an HVAC system is expensive, and the last thing you want is to replace another one soon. However, approximately 9 out of 10 systems usually break because they are improperly maintained. Cleaning your system is an important maintenance service that will help eliminate unexpected expenses and extend the system's lifespan.