Having your air ducts cleaned can do MORE than just improve indoor air quality! Regular air duct cleaning maintenance can also increase the efficiency of your HVAC system.
How you ask?
Through our everyday living, we naturally generate a lot of dust, debris, and other contaminants. These contaminants travel through your HVAC system and are re-circulated approximately 5 to 7 times per day (National Air Duct Cleaners Association). While your furnace filter catches a good amount of these containments, the continuous re-circulation over time causes the containments to build-up in your duct work.
The build-up inside your duct work threatens the efficient functioning of your HVAC system. Moreover, the increase in containment build-up on your furnace filter also contributes to your systems ability to function efficiently. The greater the build-up, the harder your system works to circulate air throughout your home. Also, the greater the build-up, the longer your system has to run to raise or lower the air temperature in your home Thus, the harder and longer your system works the more wear and tear your HVAC system endures. In effect, these containments actually shorten the life of your HVAC system (NADCA).
By removing all of the debris, dust, and other containments, your HVAC system does not have to work as hard to circulate air throughout your home; and as a result, your system will run more efficiently.
What is another benefit of an efficient HVAC system?
A proper running HVAC system can actually save you money! A system with excess build-up that is working extra hard to circulate air and running extra-long to regulate temperature costs more money to run and uses a greater amount of energy. According to HouseLogic.com, removing containments from your duct work eases airflow and increases the efficiency of your HVAC system, in some cases as much as 40%. When a HVAC system is clean, it is not only running efficiently but also, results in less energy use, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.