Regular inspection and servicing of heating systems is one of the most common home maintenance routines because if they break your home will be
uncomfortable and replacement is expensive. Servicing your heating and air conditioning systems is vital to keeping them performing optimally and should
entail cleaning the cooling coils, drip pans, fans and heat exchangers. Cleaning of these components can release dust, debris, mold or allergens
The top five reasons your heating and cooling system and your air ducts should be cleaned as part of a regular home maintenance routine are
1. Money savings
Removing as little as .4 inches of dust from heating system will reduce energy consumption up to 21 percent. This can save you considerable money on your utility bill.
2. System life
It is estimated that nearly nine out of ten central heating and air conditioning systems fail or breakdown because a proper maintenance routine was not performed. Replacement parts in an HVAC system can be very expensive and total replacement can cost thousands.
3. Indoor air quality
Many consider air duct cleaning vital to maintain healthy indoor air. Dust, allergens (pollen, pet dander) and toxins (mold, mildew, rodent droppings) are commonly found in air ducts. If air ducts are not cleaned regularly these particles can be released into your home. Even if family members do not suffer from allergies the particles can cause severe respiratory problems, among other things.
If family members suffer from allergies, air duct cleaning may be necessary to provide a safe haven for allergy sufferers. Air duct cleaning can drastically reduce the amount of allergens that are present in a home.
Dust, mold and bacteria in an air duct system will create a musty smell in a home that no amount of air fresheners or candles can eliminate. Regular air duct cleaning can eliminate this problem almost entirely. In addition to routine cleaning, it is recommended that you consider having your air ducts professionally cleaned after any of the following events: water may have entered your ducts (leaking water pipe, leaking roof, faulty condensation management by your air conditioner, flooding (in your home or your town), a major fire nearby, mold was found during servicing of your heating or air conditioning system, rodents or insects are known to have been in the ducts, major home remodelling, moving into a new home, Having a new appliance installed, Every two years.