When it comes to your HVAC system, proper maintenance is crucial to keep your family cool during the hot summer months. Often times, duct maintenance is overlooked but it is important to remember that your air ducts play an important role in your home’s comfort.
What your air ducts do
Your air ducts are responsible for carrying heated or cooled air throughout your home. The air is blown into your home through vents that are placed in areas of the home that need to be heated or cooled.
Problems that can occur within your air ducts
Leaking air ducts – When there is a leak in your air ducts, it means that less air will actually reach the rooms in your home. Air duct leaks can be caused by a number of different problems but are most commonly due to cracks or holes in the ducts. A leaking air duct will cause your energy bill to rise significantly and could cause a number of other issues such as allowing moisture into your attic or basement.
Debris and blockages – When there is a blockage or a build up of debris in your air ducts, it can cause problems such as too much dust in the air which can lead to allergy issues. It will also cause your HVAC unit to work harder causing an increase in your energy bill.
Reasons to have your air ducts cleaned
• It saves you money in heating and cooling costs
• It reduces the amount of pollutants in the air inside your home
• It makes your home healthier all around
Reasons you should have your air ducts cleaned more often
• If someone in the home smokes
• If you have a pet that sheds a lot
• After you have had your home renovated
• If you suffer from allergies or asthma
At Fulford Heating and Cooling, it is our goal to ensure that our customers are educated about HVAC maintenance including duct maintenance. If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned or even inspected in the last few years, contact one of our professionals today to schedule an appointment.