The HVAC ducting system is the pipeline of disbursing warm and cool air throughout your Jacksonville home. Despite being closed in, over time, the inside of these conduits gets coated with ordinary dust, pet dander, pollen and other debris. These dirty particles not only pollute your indoor air quality but also lower the energy efficiency and overall health of the HVAC system.
1. A Healthier Home
Air recirculates through your home five to seven times each day. While air filters capture many particles, other pollutants that can cause or aggravate health problems are pulled through the ducts and blown back into your home. Keeping ductwork clean of accumulated dust and mold means your family is breathing healthier air.
2. Maintain Energy Efficiency
Air ducts that are clogged with dust, spring a leak or even have a small crack are 20 percent less efficient at cooling and heating air, notes the EPA Energy Star program. The circulatory system can become so congested that airflow is restricted. This not only leads to uncomfortable temperatures but also generates larger electric bills.
3. Preventative Maintenance
Condensation buildup in the HVAC system contributes to premature cracks, rust, and holes. Scheduling a bi-annual preventative maintenance appointment can deter the expense of a large repair job or complete system replacement. During a maintenance inspection, our HVAC technicians scan the exposed channels, including in attics and crawl spaces, to identify disconnected joints, tears or eroded duct tape.
Regular home maintenance of the system’s air filter is also critical to reducing buildup in the duct lines. Clogged filters choke off air flow, which results in more dust settling in the conduits.
Air ducts need a thorough cleaning every two to five years. Visible signs that it’s time to clean them include dust-coated air return vents, fuzzy coils, and matted air filters. Contact an Abaco Air Experts to schedule a duct cleaning in your Jacksonville, FL home.