Often, the ductwork in your Beverly Hills, FL, home is out of sight and out of mind. Ductwork in your home plays an essential role in the functioning of your HVAC system, however. Here are three reasons why you should have your ductwork professionally cleaned.

1. Enjoy Better Indoor Air Quality

Your HVAC system acts as the lungs to your home since it takes in air and breathes it out. As we carry out our normal day-to-day activities, we generate a lot of pollutants and air contaminants. Your HVAC system pulls in contaminants such as dust from your carpet, biologic particulates, pollen, along with other allergens, and then recirculates them, causing a buildup in your air ducts.

Although dirty ductwork doesn’t equal unhealthy air in your house, it harbors contaminants that may lead to serious respiratory issues. Some of your family members may be sensitive to allergies or suffer from breathing issues such as asthma. The presence of dander and dust in your indoor air can worsen these existing conditions.

2. Prolong the Life of Your HVAC System

Over time, the buildup of allergens and dirt in your ductwork causes your HVAC system to work harder than it should. When your system works too hard to keep your home comfortable, it uses more energy, leading to high energy bills. The dirtier your ductwork is, the harder it is for your system to keep air evenly circulating in your home.

Frequent cleaning helps your system experience less wear and tear. HVAC replacement is quite expensive. So, set aside some money in your family budget for seasonal preventive HVAC maintenance to avoid replacing your system prematurely.

3. Make Your Filters Last Longer

Air filters in your HVAC system are responsible for trapping dander, dust and other air pollutants to keep your indoor air as clean as possible. The presence of dirt and dust in your ductwork means your filters will trap more dust. This results in frequent blockage of your filters, meaning you should check them monthly and change as needed, usually every three months.

Ductwork cleaning should be performed by a professional who has the appropriate specialized tools that can reach through the ductwork and extract everything seamlessly into a container for disposal. Contact us at ServiceMaster Professional Services for ductwork cleaning and our other house cleaning services.

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