Ducts carry heated and cooled air from your furnace and air conditioner throughout your home. However, dirty ducts also carry dust, pollen, and other allergens along for the ride. Poorly-sealed ducts allow air to escape, lowering the efficiency of your heating and cooling system and raising the cost of maintaining comfort indoors. Having your ducts checked, cleaned, and sealed can alleviate allergy and asthma symptoms and lower the cost of heating and cooling your Detroit home.
Why Duct Cleaning Is Important
Over the years, dirt, dust, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens can accumulate in your home’s ducts. Changing your HVAC filter regularly is an excellent way to cut down on the amount of debris that enters your ducts, but without regular cleaning any dirt that has built up in your ducts remains there. When forced air travels through your system from your furnace or air conditioner, allergens are carried along as well. If you or a family member suffers from allergies or asthma, dirty ducts may exacerbate these symptoms and make breathing more difficult. Ducts that have been exposed to moisture may harbor mold, a common indoor allergen. Clean ducts mean that the only thing traveling through your home and exiting your air registers is clean, comfortable air. Although duct cleaning has not been explicitly proven to alleviate allergy symptoms, it can be helpful in eliminating mold, pests, and other vermin that may be contributing to respiratory problems.
Why Duct Sealing Is Important
The ducts in your home transport heated and cooled air to air registers in each room. Ductwork inside most homes is comprised of a network of ducts that meet, join, and branch off in many directions. Leaks in the ducts or their connections mean air can escape rather than traveling to its final destination. Lost air results in lower heating and cooling efficiency inside your home, causing you to crank the thermostat higher or lower than necessary to achieve the desired result. Leaky ducts can raise the cost of using your air conditioner and furnace while decreasing their useful lifetimes by adding stress on the system. Duct sealing improves the energy efficiency of your HVAC system by up to 20%, allowing you to enjoy more comfortable indoor temperatures at a lower cost.
Your home’s ducts are an essential component of your HVAC system. Even if you already regularly maintain your furnace and air conditioner, ignoring your ducts can cost you in comfort and efficiency. You can find more tips on maintaining or replacing your home’s HVAC system by clicking on our website. We invite you to check out our duct cleaning services in Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Troy to learn more.