Home Air Quality Homeowners often think about the quality of their water—buying water filters and bottled water—but they rarely think about the air quality in their homes. Many come home worried about the smog in their home city, but don't consider that there could be even more danger lurking in the air inside their homes.
Dust mites, allergens, mold spores, and any number of child asthma inducing airborne elements are waiting to ride out of your air ducts and into the lungs of anyone in your home.
Heating and Cooling Energy Efficiency By removing all the dust, debris, and allergens from your air ducts, you are allowing your heating and cooling unit to run at maximum efficiency. To be sure, there are several factors that help to create a completely energy efficient system, which includes a clean filter, a programmable thermostat, among other things. However, one of the main causes of low energy efficiency in a heating and cooling unit is the amount of obstacles in the ducts. Having your air ducts cleaned will help save you money, and depending on how dirty they are, the energy you save from having clean ducts will pay for having the ducts cleaned.
Duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing.
If not properly installed, maintained, and operated, these components may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris. If moisture is present, the potential for microbiological growth (e.g., mold) is increased and spores from such growth may be released into the home's living space. Some of these contaminants may cause allergic reactions or other symptoms in people if they are exposed to them.