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Air Duct Cleaning: The Basics and the Benefits

Central HVAC systems operate by moving conditioned air through your home using a network of ducts. At the end of each duct is an air register, through which air is delivered to each of your living spaces for a comfortable environment throughout your entire home. The condition and cleanliness of these ducts can have a dramatic impact on both the quality of the air you receive and the ability of your HVAC system to distribute air efficiently and evenly; if your ducts are suffering from dirt and dust buildup, this can diminish the quality of your air and the performance of your heating and cooling system. Duct cleaning is a simple and effective solution to many of the most common problems associated with duct buildup; your Sacramento heating and cooling service can help you evaluate your ducts to determine whether you might benefit from air duct cleaning.

Why You Need Air Duct Cleaning

Air ducts provide a clear path of travel from your HVAC system to each room in your home. However, more than just air travels through these ducts—many particles, such as dirt, dust, pollen, animal dander, and other pollutants, are also carried along with conditioned air. These particles can settle in the ducts over time, which narrows the available space for air to pass through and increases the strain your HVAC system feels when it pushes air through the ducts. Additionally, this buildup can become dislodged by moving air as it passes through the ducts, increasing the amount of airborne pollutants in the air that eventually reaches your living spaces. While you can clean your air registers and even the space just inside the registers fairly easily on your own, there is no way for a homeowner to assess or clean the interior surfaces of the ducts. Professional air duct cleaning is the only way to ensure your ducts are clear of debris, mold, and other potential air pollutants.

Major Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning

Professional air duct cleaning holds two major benefits. First, it will ensure your ductwork is clear of any buildup, eliminating the possibility that these particles can be transported from your ducts into your living spaces by moving air. By removing the buildup inside your ducts, air duct cleaning improves the quality of your indoor air by eliminating a major source of air pollution. This will reduce the amount of dust that appears throughout your home, contributing to a cleaner home overall; it will also reduce the concentration of allergens in your indoor air, improving the quality of the air you breathe and reducing the incidence of allergies, asthma, and other respiratory discomfort associated with poor indoor air quality. Second, air duct cleaning ensures that your HVAC system has the use of the full volume of ductwork you have installed. This reduces strain on the system to improve its efficiency, lower the cost of heating and cooling your home, and reduce the risk of an HVAC breakdown that requires professional repair.

If you’d like to learn more about improving your indoor air quality and reducing strain on your HVAC system, please stop by our website for additional details about air duct cleaning in Sacramento, CA. We are pleased to offer a wide variety of home comfort and air quality services designed to promote better heating and cooling performance and greater comfort and health at home. You can also check out our blog for even more information about your HVAC system and the regular maintenance it requires.