The number one benefit to cleaning your air ducts in this fall is to prepare your HVAC for winter. You are about to enter the winter months when your hearing system will hit its peak use. To help ensure your HVAC system is running efficiently, your air ducts should be cleaned. Air ducts filled with debris put additional stress on your HVAC unit causing it to work harder, decrease it’s efficiency and increase your utility bills.
Additionally, fall is the most mild time of year for your furnace and most likely when it receives the most downtime compared to other seasons. For this reason, dust and debris can build up; therefore, when you turn the heat on for the first time, you may notice a burning smell. This smell comes from dust, dander, and debris that has built up in your furnace over time and is being burnt off of the heating elements. Try to avoid this smell and get rid of it asap by having your air ducts cleaned.
Finally, as the weather gets chiller you begin to spend more times indoors. According to the EPA, indoor air is 2-5x more polluted than outdoor air. Therefore, it is important to clean your air ducts to ensure the air being recirculated throughout your home is clean. Removing dust, dirt and other debris trapped in your air ducts before spending a more significant time indoors can be beneficial to both your health and the indoor air you breathe.