How Dirty Ductwork Can Damage Your Home Comfort

Nowadays, many of us are spending a lot of time in our homes. We want to have our homes as comfortable and healthy as possible. However, if your home’s ductwork is dirty, your home’s comfort level can be reduced.

Dirty Ducts Lead to Indoor Air Quality Problems

Indoor air quality plays a big part in the comfort of your home. Over time, dust, pet dander, hair, and other contaminants can build up in your HVAC ductwork. This buildup makes a cozy home for mold, mildew, or viruses to live and grow. The next thing you know the air in your home is stale and musty, making your home feel uncomfortable. Poor air quality can also cause allergy issues or exacerbate existing respiratory issues.

Dirty Ducts Spread Dust Everywhere

Have you noticed that the returns and air vents around your home seem to have a lot of dust around them when you do your normal cleaning? The likely culprit is dirty ductwork. Your HVAC system’s air filters do keep most of the dust out of your system and ductwork. However, if your ductwork has cracks, small holes, gaps, or loose joints, dust and other particles in the air can get into it. Then the continuous cycle begins of these contaminants being circulated in the air throughout your home.

Keeping Your Ductwork Clean

The ductwork in your home should be cleaned every 3 to 5 years. If you have pets, it may need to be done more often. But more importantly, your ductwork should be inspected for leaks that allow contaminants into it. Having your ductwork sealed can help keep it cleaner and help your HVAC system perform more efficiently because conditioned air will not be seeping out of your ducts.

Your Comfort Is Our Concern

We can help you make your home or business more comfortable with our home and commercial air quality solutions. Our experienced technicians are trained to repair, maintain, and install all brands and types of heating and cooling equipment. In the Las Cruces area, contact Aircon Heating & Cooling Inc. to schedule your ductwork inspection and repair.

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