According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.
A clean HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.
- One out of every six people who suffer from allergies does so because of the direct relationship to the fungi and bacteria in the air duct systems. (Total Health & Better Health Magazine)
- Most people spend 60 to 90% of their time indoors. (American Lung Association)
- The average six-room house collects 40 pounds of dust each year. (Discover Magazine)
- Air pollution contributes to lung disease, which claims close to 361,000 lives in America every year and is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. (American Lung Association)
- 9 out of 10 system failures are caused by dirt and dust. (LCES Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service)
- Clean systems restore capacity and reduce running time. Translation: Savings on monthly heating/cooling bills. (LCES Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service)
There are many reasons to get the air duct system cleaned. Some of these reasons include:
- To restore the home after fire or water damage
- To reduce the possibility of a home fire
- To lower energy costs
- To eliminate allergy-causing agents
- To breathe cleaner, healthier air
- To eliminate musty odors
- To save money on future repairs to the system
- To eliminate the amount of dust in the home.
Dirty air ducts can be a scary sight. Over time, dust, hair, mildew, and soot collects on air duct surfaces and falls into the crevices of your once-clean air duct system. So where does all of that air duct debris end up? Dirty air duct contaminants are blown from your air ducts out into the air you breathe. Air duct contaminants can also be found floating down the walls and onto the carpets, where you'll see it build up along your baseboards.
Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning.
Through normal occupation of a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 or 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work. In a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living. Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home. The system taken air in and breathes air out.
The furnace and air ducts act as your home's 'respiratory system'. Your system "inhales" thought the return system and "exhales" through the supply side. Your system can become 'congested' when filled with contaminants and debris. Clean and open, the system can breathe and function properly. Allergy sufferers can benefit greatly by reducing the amount of 'triggers' that are present in ductwork. The proper cleaning of the air duct system is a necessity. Additionally, sanitizing and deodorizing, in certain circumstances, is key.
A home is only as clean as its heating and cooling ductwork. The air in your home is circulated through the ductwork, the dirtiest, most unsanitary part of any building. With people spending as much as 90% of each day indoors, air quality is a major concern.
Air duct cleaning provides a cleaner living and working environment for the occupants of any residential or commercial space. It dramatically reduces dust and other airborne debris and decreases symptoms of asthma, allergies and other respiratory health issues. A clean heating and cooling system also greatly enhances efficiency thereby increasing equipment life that both increases efficiency and reduces running time, offering a cleaner and safer environment. Your air ducts are ideal breeding grounds for fungus, mold, spores, and bacteria. Whenever your heat or air conditioner is on, these contaminants are blown into your home along with dirt and dust.