3 Reasons You Should Get Your Ductwork Cleaned Every Year

It’s easy to stay on top of cleaning rooms and appliances in plain sight. Something that isn’t as obvious is your ductwork. It’s hidden from view, which means many homes in Elk Grove, CA, never get a duct cleaning. Here are a few reasons you should make an annual duct cleaning part of your routine:

Prevent Microbial Growth

Depending on your location and the humidity in your home, microbial can grow in your ducts. Microbial growth in your HVAC system can degrade indoor air quality by spreading through the entire hosue. Even worse for family members, it can trigger asthma attacks and allergies. An annual duct cleaning can help prevent and remove existing microbial growth.

Increase Energy Efficiency and Savings

An HVAC system is a large machine, and the heater or air conditioner acts as the engine. Ducts, vents and blowers are the peripheral parts. Every machine operates better when you regularly maintain its components. Dirty ducts push the entire HVAC machine to work harder, a bit like dirty oil makes a car engine work harder. As a result, it reduces overall efficiency.

Extend System Longevity

An HVAC system is one of the costlier systems in your home. Therefore, most homeowners want to wring as much useful life out their system as possible. Dirty ducts don’t just reduce energy efficiency. They can also reduce the useful life of your system. The harder the system has to work, the sooner parts will start wearing out.

Keeping after your ductwork with an annual cleaning is like going to the dentist or getting your haircut – it’s maintenance. It helps you control microbial growth, which limits asthma and allergy problems. It boosts energy efficiency, and it also protects your HVAC investment by extending the system’s useful working life.

The team at Jaguar Heating & Air is here to help with all your HVAC duct cleaning needs. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.

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