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Why Is It Important to Clean My Air Ducts?

Cleaning Your Air Ducts Could Save You Money and Spare You From Allergies

Regularly cleaning your air ducts can not only improve your indoor air quality, but can also save you money by reducing wasted energy. In addition to daily dust and dirt, pet dander, allergens, smoke, and other debris can easily make their way into your HVAC system and begin circulating your home. Once these contaminants are drawn into the system, they are re-circulated up to 7 times per day, which give homeowners more chances to come in contact with these potential allergens. While air filters are capable of effectively filtering these contaminants, the debris tends to build up over time in the ducts, which can ultimately reduce the overall airflow and reduce the indoor air quality.

Additionally, built-up debris can also cause your HVAC system to work harder, which not only puts more stress on the system, but also produces wasted energy. The additional stress caused by this debris can eventually cause larger issues for your system, ultimately shortening the system’s life span. As more contaminants are compiled within your air ducts, the system must work harder to force air through the ducts, which increases energy usage and can yield energy bills that are 25-40% higher than necessary.

The best way to combat these issues is to have your air ducts professionally cleaned once/year by a certified HVAC technician, like General Air. With general yearly maintenance and cleaner ducts, General Air can help you save money, prevent possible breakdowns, and breathe easier  all year long.

If you believe you are having a problem with your HVAC system, General Air is fully equipped to provide accurate assessments and recommendations, with full-service technicians to meet your repair or replacement needs. It is important to get your unit checked as soon as you notice a problem, so do not hesitate to contact General Air to get your heating and air systems operating smoothly again in no time.

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