Amid growing health and quality of life concerns about indoor air pollution and the effect that poor air quality can generate, the question being raised nowadays is – Is air duct cleaning, along with regular air conditioning maintenance, worth the investment? As everyone here in Florida knows, the extreme heat and humidity can take its toll on even the most durable air conditioning units, not to mention all of the components that support the system. That’s why in recent studies greater emphasis has been placed on the maintenance of the air ducts. Should air ducts be cleaned out periodically? Let us explore this option further.
What is Air Duct Cleaning?
Most advertising for air duct cleaning services in Orlando generally refers to a “detailed cleaning” of various components of your HVAC system. It includes but is not limited to the heat exchangers, the supply and return air ducts and registers, the fan motor and its housing, the diffusers and grilles, along with drip pans and the housing around the air handling unit. Over time and usage these parts of your HVAC system can collect dust particles, pollen and other types of debris fragments. These contaminants can adversely affect the performance of your HVAC system and can eventually cause other complications including mold production if moisture exists.
Several Reasons to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned
When deciding to make any type of investment you should be properly informed. In the end, no matter what advice you are given or what your heating and cooling expert suggests the choice is yours as the homeowner. Below you will find some sensible arguments for air duct cleaning, based on our years of professional experience.
Considerable Energy Savings – According to studies completed by the U.S. Department of Energy, inefficiently operating HVAC systems waste as much as 40 percent of energy consumed. This is due to the building up of dust and debris in the air ducts and other parts of the unit such as the filters. This build up causes strain on your heating and cooling system forcing it to over work to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your home at the same level. This inevitably increases energy consumption, leading to enlarging bills. Cleaning of the air duct ensures that these contaminants aren’t allowed to build up, cutting your annual energy costs, sometimes quite significantly (heating and cooling usually accounts for half of the total amount spent on energy over the course of a year for most households).
Expand the Lifespan of Your HVAC System – Contaminant build up in the air ducts causes increased overuse of the system, thus consequently prematurely decreasing the life of the system. Air duct cleaning is a great (and extremely cost effective) way to protect your home’s heating and cooling systems and prolong their lifespan. In the end it will save you lots of money, not to mention potential problems, in the long run. The carpets in your home should be thoroughly cleaned for many of the same reasons, as well.
Probable Health Benefits – We say “probable” as according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency duct cleaning has never actually been proven to have any health problems or prevent medical conditions. However, that’s not to say there’s isn’t any health related benefits. Mold growth is likely if moisture combines with dust, pollen and other debris. If this growth takes place in the air ducts, mold spores can easily be carried into your living spaces, and mold in certain cases has been known to cause severe allergic reactions, as well as irritate serious respiratory conditions. Dust itself is known to trigger asthma symptoms and air duct cleaning improves the overall air quality inside your home.
About ABC Cleaning, Inc of Orlando, FL
Serving Central Florida since 1992, ABC Cleaning, Inc. has been the acknowledged leader in air duct cleaning, chimney cleaning and dryer vent cleaning. We’re NADCA certified, we consistently invest in and have the most modern equipment and utilize the latest technology available with the best trained service technicians in all of Orlando. Call ABC today at (407) 477-4302 for fair and quality service.