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Duct cleaning facts for the new year

Posted by Craig Elliott on Jan 7, 2015 10:11:14 AM

The Benefit of Duct Cleaning FACTS

Duct cleaning is generally one of the home services that home owners tend to overlook throughout the lifetime of their home.  With that being said, it is also one of the most crucial things to take into consideration when you own a house as it helps to maintain its integrity and air quality.  With the help of furnace duct cleaning you will be able to have a safer and cleaner home that you can enjoy throughout the year.  Below are just a few of the most prevalent reasons as to why you need your ducts cleaned.

Improving Indoor Air Quality

If you and/or anyone in your home suffers from respiratory illnesses such as asthma, acquiring furnace duct cleaning is incredibly important to improve your indoor air quality.  In a house that has 6 rooms, there is over 40 lbs of dust that is made throughout the year and that is simply by living in the house.  With that being said, your ducts take all of that dust in and pump it back into your home.  Instead of repetitively replacing dust with more dangerous dust, furnace duct cleaning can help to clean the air in your home, improving its overall quality.

Saving Energy and Money

Whether you are looking to save more money on a monthly basis or if you are concerned about your carbon footprint on the environment, furnace duct cleaning helps to reduce the amount of energy that your house consumes.  When there are contaminants in your furnace it will consume significantly more energy than it should.  According to the United States Department of Energy, about 40% of the energy needed for cooling and heating a house is wasted energy.  Therefore, if you are able to eliminate the majority of contaminants from your furnace with duct cleaning, you will reduce the amount of energy that your house uses.

Keeping the House Clean

As a home owner you don’t want to spend hours and hours cleaning your house on a weekly basis.  You also don’t want to find yourself asking where all of the dust is coming from.  With the use of furnace duct cleaning, your house will be significantly cleaner, especially if you buy a new-build or if you have had recent renovations.  As dust is brought into the air and sucked into your furnace, it will eventually push it back out into your house, causing much more of a mess than ever before.  By cleaning the ducts, this problem is eliminated entirely.

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Topics: Indoor Air Quality