Top Benefits of HVAC Cleaning (Air Duct Cleaning)
NADCA’s rule of thumb for consumers is that “if your ducts look dirty, they probably are,” and that dirty air ducts systems should be inspected by a reputable, certified HVAC professional. Below are some other reasons homeowners choose to have their air ducts cleaned.
Indoor Air Quality in Orlando
Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning. 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.
Through normal occupation in 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 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work.
While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school or workplace, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.
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.
When an HVAC system is clean, it 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.
NADCA for Residential Consumers
NADCA is dedicated to educating residential consumers about the proper methods of HVAC inspection, maintenance and restoration. Consumer education helps promote a higher standard of performance for all NADCA members. NADCA seeks to improve education about the air duct cleaning industry by providing tips to consumers on how to select a qualified HVAC cleaning professional. Through the videos, checklist, and other resources found in this area of the web site, consumers should find everything they need to become more informed about our industry.
Consumers should always check with NADCA to see if a company is a member of our Association. Some companies may claim to be NADCA members, but they are not.