How Cleaning Your Air Ducts Could Save You Money This Summer

Routine air duct maintenance saves your home (& your wallet!)

Your summer cleaning is done, your summer clothes are out, and you’ve already started turning your AC on more. However, if you haven’t cleaned your air ducts, summer may be eating your wallet alive.

Why clean your air ducts?

Air duct cleaning refers to the removal of dust and contaminants within the ductwork. This includes the supply and return air ducts as well as the registers and diffusers in each room. Powerful vacuums put your system under negative air pressure, while high pressure air tools spin and scrub the inside of your duct work knocking any dust, dirt, and debris lose, then pushing and pulling it outside to the vacuum truck. This prevents it from re-circulating throughout the home.

What are the direct benefits of routinely cleaning your air ducts?

The simplest answer is that a routine air duct cleaning will improve the air quality of your home.

Another added benefit to an air duct cleaning is that it saves you money. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.

Cleaning your ducts improves airflow efficiency. Ductwork that has a heavy build-up of dust and debris restricts the flow of air from the air conditioner. This means that the system will need to work harder to cool the rooms, resulting in a decreased level of efficiency. A clean air duct system will help your heating and cooling system to work at its peak efficiency and will provide the most cost-effective performance for your dollar.

It’s also important for our specialists to take a look at the ductwork of your home. Did you know that leaky ductwork is responsible for air loss of 20-30% in the average home?

A duct cleaning can help you pinpoint those problem areas so you can properly seal the ducts and maintain that energy.

In addition to saving money on energy, an air duct cleaning helps reduce household dust and housework, allergy triggers, molds, bacteria, and fungi, the removal of this allows the air in your home to be fresher, cleaner and healthier.

If you’re ready to cut back some costs this summer, start with your air ducts.

At Air Duct Maintenance, all our work is fully insured and guaranteed. We will provide you with an upfront guaranteed price before we even schedule the work.

We service the following areas: Allegheny, Washington, Beaver, Butler, Armstrong, Westmoreland, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Crawford, Erie, Somerset, Greene, Fayette, Cambria, Clarion, Blair, Jefferson, Mahoning, Columbiana, Jefferson (Ohio), Brooke, Marshall, Wetzel, Monongalia, Preston, Ohio, Hancock, and Trumbull.

What are you waiting for? Call today for your free estimate!

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