|Your HVAC systems are necessary to keep everyone in your home warm during winter and cool during summer. Ducts are an important part of the system as they distribute conditioned air throughout your home. Under normal usage, your ducts need very minimal care. However, lack of maintenance can cause your ducts to not work properly, causing you to have higher utility costs.
Rumpca Services is a heating company in Cottage Grove, MN that hires qualified technicians that specialize in cleaning and maintaining ducts.
Common Causes of Clogged Ductwork
When a ductwork is clogged, expect to have hot and cold spots in your home. Since the rooms cannot reach the temperature you have set on the thermostat, your heating or cooling system will be working continuously to provide the desired temperature. Not only this is inconvenient and pricey, but restrictions on your ductwork will also compromise your indoor air quality. This can lead to certain health issues, particularly if anyone from your family is suffering from allergies or preexisting respiratory conditions.
Blocked vents can be a cause of dust accumulation in your ductwork. If they are covered by large furniture pieces, airflow can be restricted in the system.
Dirty filters can also attribute to ductwork failure as they can obstruct airflow and cause your furnace or air conditioner to circulate dirty air around your home.
Leaks and damages to your ducts can also be associated with dust buildup that curbs airflow.
What is Duct Cleaning?
Most homeowners are now aware that poor indoor air quality can pose dangers to their health. Since your air ducts are responsible for transporting air throughout your home, it is important to keep them clean and safe.
Duct cleaning is a process of eliminating dirt, dust, and debris from HVAC ducts, vents, grilles, registers, heat exchangers, cooling coils, fan motor and housing, and other components of a heating and cooling system. Since ducts are usually located behind walls and above ceilings, the only effective way to clean them is with a high-powered vacuum and compression system.
In order to eliminate microbiological contaminants, the application of chemical biocides to the inside of the ducts and certain parts of your system may also be needed.
The Importance of Duct Cleaning
Poorly maintained ductwork may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen, and other debris. In a high humidity environment, the potential for microbiological growth is heightened and such growth may be discharged from the home’s living space.
In addition to these factors, you should have your ducts cleaned regularly if you have pets, occupants with allergies or respiratory issues, smokers in the house, contaminated water, and home improvement and renovation projects.
Benefits of Duct Cleaning
Minimized Development of Allergens and Irritants
People who are suffering from asthma or allergies will greatly benefit from clean air ducts since dust, pet dander, bacteria, pollen, mildew, and other pollutants will be significantly reduced.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Having your ducts professionally cleaned and maintained can lower the risk of you and your family catching illnesses associated with poor indoor air quality. Thorough cleaning of your air ducts removes strong odors caused by pets, cleaning products, paint, mold, tobacco, and food ingredients. Air duct cleaning creates a more comfortable living environment and helps everyone breathe more effortlessly.
Reduced Utility Bills
Clogged air ducts restrict airflow, making your HVAC system work harder to heat or cool your home, which translates to higher energy bills. Clean air ducts will allow your furnace or air conditioner to work more efficiently, which results in more consistent air circulation and reduced energy consumption.
Extended HVAC Equipment Lifespan
A dirty ductwork can lead to congested furnace blower motor, overheating heat exchangers, damaged blower wheels, and other issues that result in high repair costs. Regular cleaning of your ducts will extend the life of your system, especially its mechanical components.
Professional Duct Cleaning from Rumpca Services
If you need help in making sure your ductwork operates smoothly and efficiently, call Rumpca Services. We will properly clean your supply registers, return grills, main trunk lines and branch runs that are accessible with a Rotobrush vacuum system. Also, we will sanitize your ducts and reinstall registers and grilles.
Be one of our loyal customers who depend on us for their Cottage Grove heating and cooling needs.
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