Whether your home’s HVAC system sees a little or a lot of use, the air ducts throughout your home gradually accumulate dust, dirt, and debris. Over time, this can lead to inefficient air ducts and increased air conditioning costs. Find out how your dirty ducts are costing you money and what you can do about it.
Wasted Energy Means Money Down the Drain
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that homes waste an average of 25 to 40 percent of the energy they generate for heating or cooling. Each time your HVAC cycles air through your home, it captures some of the air’s dirt, dust, and other debris. In order to cool your home as efficiently as possible, your air ducts should be cleaned regularly. Clean ducts allow for better air flow, less wasted energy, and lower energy bills.
Some Air Ducts Trap More Dust Than Others
In addition to everyday life, several factors contribute to dirty air ducts. Remodeling projects, for instance, can quickly worsen the air flow through your ducts. Even the material your ducts are made from can mean they’re more susceptible to capturing dirt. Fiberglass air ducts can accumulate debris more easily than metal ducts, so fiberglass ducts may require more frequent cleaning.
Mold Can Lead to Major Problems
As any New Orleans homeowner knows, summers can get hot and sticky. With so much moisture in the air, duct systems that are already compromised by dirt, faulty seals, or leaky HVAC systems may become hosts to mold. If you suspect mold or mildew in your home’s air ducts, call an expert right away. From a thorough cleaning to a partial air duct reinstallation to a total air conditioner replacement, Bryans United can recommend the safest way to address the problem before the costs really add up.
Could your air ducts and HVAC system use some attention? Call Bryans United Air Conditioning at 504-208-2071 to make a duct cleaning appointment today.
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