Rising energy bills can be a real concern for homeowners. One of the best ways to keep costs down is to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system. An efficient system will benefit you in other ways as well.
- Requires less maintenance.
- Improves indoor air quality.
- Lowers monthly energy cost.
Yearly inspections and routine maintenance of your HVAC system is some of the more obvious ways to improve the efficiency of your system. One step that is not as obvious, but that can prove to be equally important, is regular air duct cleaning.
Many homeowners associate cleaning their system air ducts with improving the air quality in their home. Although this is an important reason, especially for family members with allergies or asthma, having clean ducts can also decrease your monthly energy bills, reduces maintenance and repair costs, and prolongs the life of your entire HVAC system.
In this article, we’ll discuss how adding regular air duct cleaning to your home’s maintenance routine can improve efficiency and help you enjoy these benefits.
Lower Electricity Bills
By taking the simple step of cleaning your ducts regularly, you can significantly improve the cost-effectiveness of your HVAC system.
Over time, air ducts naturally accumulate dirt, dust and debris. Even with the use of filters, there will always be contaminants that build up in your ducts. The more build-up there is, the harder your heating and cooling systems need to work to maintain the temperature in your home. This extra work translates into higher energy bills.
Once you have removed the contaminants from your air ducts, the hot and cold air can circulate easily. This creates a much more efficient system, which results in cost savings on your monthly bill.
Lower Maintenance Costs
Clean air ducts can save you money in other areas as well. The harder your HVAC system has to work to circulate air through your home, the more stress it puts on your furnace and air conditioning units. This added wear and tear on your unit means it’s more likely to develop problems, which can lead to potentially expensive repairs to keep the unit working properly.
A clean, efficient HVAC system, on the other hand, will have fewer maintenance issues. This means lower maintenance costs for you. It also means your system won’t have to work as hard to achieve a desired temperature.
Prolonged HVAC and Air Duct Life
Along with lower energy and maintenance costs, an efficient HVAC system will also last far longer. This includes the life of your heating and cooling units, as well as the air ducts.
Replacing the elements of your home’s HVAC system is a big expense. Furnaces and air conditioning units cost thousands of dollars to replace. Replacing the ductwork throughout your home can also cost over $1,000.
By increasing efficiency and maximizing the lifespan of your HVAC system, you can avoid the added expense of replacing it earlier than necessary.
Professional Air Duct Cleaning
The HVAC professional at Aire Serv offer quality and exceptional service. They can perform duct cleaning services for your home or business, including installation of an in-duct/inline air purifier. With a thorough inspection and air duct cleaning, we can help your heating and cooling system work as efficiently as possible.