The air ducts of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system are like the lungs of your house. They transport air throughout the system and into the living space. If the air flowing through the ducts is dirty, these particulates will be blown into the home. You and your loved ones will breathe in this air.
How Do Air Ducts Get Dirty?
Dirt may enter the system in several ways: from a poorly installed system with leaks and poor joins between components, from dirty filters that are not able to capture particulates, from moisture creating mold growth or from pests such as rodents or insects that have infiltrated the system. Ideally, no contaminants should be present in the duct system. However, over time, pollutants do enter most HVAC duct systems.
Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning
As summer approaches and air conditioning systems gear up for hot, humid Florida weather, it may be time to make sure your ducts deliver clean air as efficiently as possible. There are several benefits to air duct cleaning, including improved airflow, greater energy efficiency and better indoor air quality.
As air flows through an HVAC system, particulates are slowly deposited on the components. Over time, these deposits can affect efficiency. Cleaning these elements allows air to flow freely through the system, improving efficiency. Energy use can be reduced by up to 40 percent. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends that air duct cleaning be done by a licensed HVAC professional.
Central Heating Consultants’ Air Duct Cleaning Services
Central Heating Consultants of Tallahassee, Florida, offers air duct maintenance and repair services, including air duct cleaning, duct repair and new duct installation. To determine whether cleaning is recommended, we thoroughly inspect the entire duct system including grilles, joins, the ducts themselves, supply and return air registers, evaporator coils, blower motors and heat exchangers.
If contaminants are found within the duct system and cleaning is recommended, we follow industry best practices to perform this service. If you have questions about whether air duct cleaning is recommended for your system, call (850) 270-4352 to talk to one of our certified service technicians. We give free in-home estimates.