Why You Need to Maintain Your Air Ducts

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Keeping your air ducts in good condition not only helps you sleep better at night but can save you a lot of money on your energy bills. We know how annoying it can be to clean your air ducts, but you can be living with more than just learning in your home. A dirty air duct can not only be dangerous for your respiratory health, but it can also make your HVAC system work harder than it needs to, and that means a higher energy bill. Here are some of the reasons you should maintain your air ducts and the benefits you can reap.

Cleaning Your Air Filters

Whether you like to do it or not, you should clean and replace your HVAC systems air filters at least every two months to avoid an excess of dust and allergens building up. A deity air filter can cause loads of allergens and nasty particles like mold to blow throughout your home. Dirty air filters will wreak havoc on your indoor air quality, and prolonged exposure to allergens can make your repository system feel overworked for no reason. Keep in mind that a dirty air filter leads to uneven cooling or heating in homes, making you need to leave your heating or cooling on twice as long, which leads to higher energy bills. So save yourself the headache and clean or replace your air filters ahead of time.

Maintaining Your Air Ducts

Cleaning your air filters is an essential part of air duct maintenance, but next comes keeping an eye out for your air ducts themselves. Inspect your air ducts often to keep an eye out for any structural cracks or leaks. If you notice a higher than average energy bill, despite no increase in your home HVAC system usage, you may have an issue with your air ducts or HVAC unit. If you notice structural damage, give our team a call to help ensure no damage to your air ducts goes unnoticed for too long.

Try to keep your air ducts vents open to avoid debris build-up and avoid clogging up vents. While the best thing you can do is keep a watchful eye on your air ducts, you can also help your air ducts by keeping your home clean. After all, your air ducts circulate the air in your home, and if your home is not clean, that means more dust and dirt that could gunk up your air ducts. The goal here is to save money on your energy bills and doctor visits by not doing a number on your lungs!

At Air Conditioning Specialist, Inc. we can help make sure your air ducts are ready for whatever life has to offer. Call us today at (770) 766-1448, and our pros can help get sort out any concerns you may have.

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