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Here’s How Duct Cleaning Helps Your HVAC System

Many people believe that duct cleaning is a step that you can skip out on when it comes to your home’s HVAC system. But skipping out on this important maintenance step can cost you in the long run. Your ductwork is a crucial component in keeping your home comfortable and your HVAC system running efficiently.

If you want to learn more about duct cleaning in Jackson, MS, give our team a call. We can assess your home’s ductwork system and offer you a guideline of what needs to be done to make improvements. After all, sometimes duct cleaning is an opportunity to uncover other problems that need to be addressed. 

Energy Efficiency

One of the top benefits of duct cleaning for your HVAC system is improving your energy efficiency. Even if your HVAC unit works great, your ductwork can cost you a lot on your energy bill for a couple of reasons. First, dust, dirt, pet hair, dander, debris, and even mold can build up inside your ductwork and have a negative impact on airflow.

You may not think that this buildup could have an effect on airflow, but it can happen if it is bad enough. Air duct cleaning gets rid of this buildup to ensure optimal airflow throughout your home. It also eliminates these things from your ducts so that they’re not entering your HVAC system and as a result, constantly re-circulating that dirty air.

There’s also a chance that conditioned air is escaping before it reaches the walls of your home. In fact, experts estimate that you can spend as much as 50% more on your energy bills if you lose just a fifth of the heated or cooled air that is coming through your system. How are you supposed to address holes in your ductwork if you don’t know about them? Duct cleaning is also an opportunity to inspect your ductwork for any signs of damage. 

Both holes and a lot of dust buildup end up costing you more because your indoor temperature doesn’t reach your selected setting. Your thermostat monitors the indoor air in your home and signals when your HVAC system needs to turn on and off. If air isn’t reaching your home because of problems in your ductwork, it takes your home longer to reach your desired temperature. 

Indoor Air Quality

Dust and dirt don’t just interfere with airflow. As particles build up inside your ductwork, they end up blowing back through your home with the conditioned air. And that’s not all that is recirculating. Bacteria and viruses can also recirculate through your ductwork and increase the likelihood of illness and common colds. 

But when you have your ductwork cleaned, you eliminate these particles from recirculating. Ideally, you want to get your ductwork cleaned out every few years to maintain good indoor air quality. If you begin to notice a lot of dust in your home again or still have issues following a duct cleaning, it may be a good idea to schedule an HVAC maintenance appointment and see if there is something else contributing to the problem.

Contact AirSouth Cooling and Heating today to schedule an appointment for duct cleaning services or any other AC needs.

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