The short answer is yes, but we didn’t necessarily come up with this blog topic to give you a short answer. Most homeowners won’t just take “yes” for an answer, since it might not make perfect sense off the top of your head. What do clean ducts have to do with your HVAC system’s efficacy?
Well, answering this question is a bit more complicated than just saying yes or no. First, we’d like to talk in detail about all the components of your HVAC system. There are a lot of inputs and outputs in that kind of equation. Secondly, we’re going to talk about how your ductwork fits in and why clean ducts are always better than dirty ducts.
Remember, nobody should be cleaning their own ducts. There are professional services out there for air duct cleaning in Sarasota, FL. If you want a trustworthy team to take care of it for you, we can help!
A Complete System
When we say “HVAC system” what do we mean? Do we just mean the machinery itself that’s in charge of keeping your home comfortable? The word “system” itself is defined as a set of things working together as part of an interconnected network. This means your HVAC system is more than just the technology that comprises an air conditioner or a dehumidifier.
Your air ducts are a part of that system just as the air filter in your AC is. When the air filter clogs up with dirt, dust, hair, and other contaminants, your AC can start to struggle with airflow. Where do you think all those contaminants come from? Dirty ducts are allowed to circulate dust, dirt, debris, pet dander, hair, and other contaminants that will find their way right back into your HVAC system again. Once that happens, it’s only a matter of time until your system breaks down.
Clean Ducts Work Better
When air ducts are cleaned, you’re ensuring that the space within them is reserved entirely for air. Whether that’s heated air from your furnace or cooled air from your AC, your ductwork is only responsible for transporting that air to you in an effective manner. When ductwork gets caked in dust and debris, the space that’s used to transport air effectively gets cut down to size. You wouldn’t believe some of the dirty ducts we’ve seen, and homeowners that expect those same ducts to transport all their clean air effectively.
Think about it this way, anything that’s in your air ducts—aside from air—is inhibiting the comfort process of your HVAC system. That means you’re bound to suffer from indoor air quality and other HVAC problems. By cleaning your ductwork, you’re ensuring that your system is transporting all of its air through the system without contaminants to you.
Cleaning your air ducts does more than just make things run more efficiently. It can improve air quality, since your ducts can become home to mold and mildew, as well as more caked up contaminants that will make you sick. By scheduling routine duct cleaning services, you’re helping keep your home more efficient and safe.
Call the team at Jim McDonald & Sons Heating & Cooling Inc. Cooling Sarasota and Manatee Counties since 1970.