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Spring cleaning for your ducts!

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While cleaning up the area around your HVAC system and scheduling a spring tune-up are great ways to keep your heating and cooling system in great repair, it’s also important to consider the condition of your home’s ductwork. Duct cleaning is a professional service that removes dirt, dust, and other buildup from inside your home’s ductwork. While you don’t need to schedule duct cleaning every year, having your ducts checked every few years and cleaned when necessary can have a positive impact on the efficiency of your HVAC system, your comfort at home, and your energy savings.

The basics of duct cleaning

Your home’s ducts are installed behind walls, floors, and ceilings, making them impossible to access and clean without the right equipment. While you can easily take a few moments to clean your air registers during your regular home cleaning routine, only a professional HVAC service can perform a proper air duct cleaning. During air duct cleaning, a high-powered vacuum system is used to remove dirt, dust, and other particles from your ductwork; in some cases, an extendable brush or agitator is also used to ensure buildup is dislodged and carried away by the vacuum. Your Seattle HVAC service will also inspect and clean the components of your heating and cooling system during the duct cleaning process to ensure your entire HVAC system is clean for greater indoor air quality and efficiency once the service is complete.

The signs you need duct cleaning

Because duct cleaning is not necessary every year, it’s a good idea to keep tabs on your home and the performance of your HVAC system to determine when this service might be necessary. One of the top signs that your ducts may have developed significant buildup is excessive dust around the home; you may notice that dust reappears quickly after cleaning or see small puffs of dust emanating from air registers when your HVAC system activates. Other signs your home may benefit from duct cleaning include a worsening of allergies or asthma in affected family members—if you replace your furnace filter regularly but are still experiencing poor indoor air quality that affects health and comfort at home, the source of the problem may be dirt, dust, pollen, mold, or animal dander accumulation inside your ducts. Finally, it’s important to consider that the buildup of dirt and dust inside your ducts can have an effect on the overall performance of your HVAC system. If you have been experiencing poor heating and cooling, low levels of air circulation, or an increased number of HVAC repairs, it’s worth scheduling a duct inspection with your HVAC service to determine whether dirty ducts could be contributing to these problems.

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The health and economic benefits of air duct cleaning

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Stay healthy.

According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), a typical six-room home can accumulate up to 40 pounds of dust annually through everyday living. Yes, 40 pounds. These contaminants are pulled in through the system and re-circulated up to seven times a day. This re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the ducts, so that dirty air continuously flows as the heating and cooling system operates.

While you may feel fine, this contaminated air may lead to health issues down the road (especially for children), and are particularly harmful for those with respiratory conditions, autoimmune disorders, and allergies. Duct cleaning by Washington Energy removes the pollutants, and by extension, some of the underlying causes for these health conditions.

Stay economical.

Not only are dirty air ducts potentially hazardous to your health, they can be hazardous to your wallet as well. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. That’s money being thrown away with every turn of the thermostat. Plus, the build-up of dust, dirt, dander, and allergens in your heating and cooling system causes it to work harder than it needs to, thus shortening its lifespan.

Stay on schedule.

In the Puget Sound area, many homeowners opt to have their ducts cleaned every two years, as our climate serves as a perfect host for mold, mildew, fungus, and bacteria, in addition to the contaminants mentioned previously. Fall is an ideal time to have this service completed, before you kick your furnace into high gear for winter.

If you’re concerned with the air quality of your home, have a family member suffering from respiratory issues or allergies, or simply want a fresh start with clean ducts and a renewed peace of mind, contact Washington Energy. When it comes to your physical (and financial) health, we can help you breathe easy.

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