How to Maintain Your Air Ducts

Air ducts are tubes that distribute airflow from heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Well-maintained air ducts are essential components of indoor air quality, but also, good maintenance allows them to perform at their best. Air ducts can either supply fresh air or supply contaminated air into your living space; it depends on your air ducts' cleanliness.

Why Maintaining Your Air Ducts is Important

Good air quality

Air ducts collect a lot of dust, dirt, allergens, and other contaminants, making it essential to have your air ducts cleaned frequently. The air present in your air ducts is the same air that will fill your living area. Dirty ducts supply contaminants in your home and cause severe medical conditions such as asthma, allergies, and cardiovascular diseases.

Energy efficiency

Dust and debris accumulation can result in clogged ducts. Clogged ducts hinder the flow of air from the components of your HVAC system. If your air ducts become blocked, your furnace and air conditioner may become overworked and use more energy resulting in high utility bills. Proper maintenance of your air ducts ensures your HVAC system runs efficiently. Other than that, proper care lengthens the lifespan of your HVAC system.

Health concerns

Dirty ducts can make your home build up with air full of contaminants such as mold, allergens, pet debris, and dust. Breathing contaminated air can cause you to get sick; therefore, it is vital to ensure your air ducts are clean and well-maintained to create a healthier home environment.

Homeowners need to seek professional expertise to perform a thorough inspection of their air ducts. Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Electric offers excellent service that ensures your air ducts are well maintained and operate at their peak efficiency. They include;

  • Duct cleaning: Duct cleaning operations involve cleaning all the HVAC system components, including registers, diffusers, air filters, and coils, among other parts.

  • Duct fogging: Duct fogging involves applying a cleaning solution to kill germs and prevent bacteria growth in your air ducts.

  • Duct sealing: It is a process that involves covering holes or loose connections on your air duct, which ensures air stays inside the ducts.

If you are concerned about your air ducts' status, give our team a call about any questions you may have. We will be glad to respond and provide you with immediate solutions.