Lots of people make New Year’s resolutions. But very few place cleaning their air ducts at the top of their list of priorities. However, if you want to improve the air quality in your home and save money on energy bills, it’s a good idea to clean your ducts at least once a year. With winter in full swing, now is the perfect time to make sure the air you breathe doesn’t make you sick.
South Floridians ask a lot of their air conditioners. With warm weather all year long, our AC units work around the clock to keep us cool. But there are certain aspects of our air conditioning systems we take for granted. Just because you unit is functioning well, doesn’t mean the quality of air circulating throughout your home is safe. According to a study by the World Health Organization, more than 1.6 million deaths occur each year due to poor indoor air quality. Asthma, infections and other issues can be caused by dirty air. Cleaning ducts is not only important for home, but also for businesses. Poor air quality can cause illness, which can lead to absences and decreased work productivity. Companies can also face lawsuits by making their employees work in “sick” buildings.
Cleaning your air ducts will reduce the chances of mold growth in your ventilation system. Mold can grow anywhere in your house. Dirty air ducts can be a prime spot for mold spores to form. Because ducts are usually out of anyone’s view, most homeowners don’t know if they have a mold problem. Dust and mold aren’t the only foreign objects that can get trapped in your air ducts. In many cases, rodents and insects can also use these areas as a place to make their home. If left unnoticed, vermin decay can remain in your ducts for years and can become a health hazard.
There are other benefits to cleaning your air ducts besides air quality. Anything that restricts the flow of air in your HVAC system in Pompano Beach can diminish its efficiency. It causes your AC unit to work much harder. As energy costs continue to rise, it’s important make sure your air conditioning unit is running at an optimal level. The buildup of dust actually accounts for 90 percent of all repairs. It can cause a clogged fan and cracks from overuse.
If your air ducts haven’t been cleaned in more than a year, call the professionals at Air Today Cooling Systems. Not only can they clean your ducts, they can also provide AC service, maintenance and repair. Contact them today at (561) 299-7700 in Palm Beach County or (954) 588-6048 in Broward.