08 Oct The Importance of Clean Ducts in Nashville, TN
Have you ever thought about all that ductwork you have running through your Nashville, TN home and why it is so important to the operation of your heating and air conditioning system? Whether you have or not, ductwork in plays a major role in the proper operation of your heating and air conditioning systems and clean ductwork is doubly important. Call the Nashville, TN duct cleaning experts at Mid-State Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing to schedule a duct cleaning today.
What Happens When Ducts Are Dirty?
Dirty ductwork is a problem for a number of reasons. To start, consider how carefully measured and designed that ductwork is. When it was installed, the ductwork in your Nashville home was measured to provide the perfect ratio of volume to square footage so that air would be moved rapidly between HVAC system and ventilation duct without losing too much heat or cooling.
So, when a coating of dust or dirt builds up on your ductwork, it can not only slow down the flow of heated or cooled air but reduce proper conduction of that conditioned air. As a result, the cost of operating your system increases quite a bit – in some cases by as much as 30%. That’s a lot of extra money spent on a layer of dust and dirt that’s one-eighth of an inch thick.
Air Quality Becomes an Issue
Another problem that you should keep in mind when your ductwork becomes dirty is the subsequent drop-off in air quality that occurs when this happens. Air quality can be immediately worsened by the presence of high levels of dirt and debris – to the point that your air filters cannot keep up. This is especially an issue when turning on your Nashville HVAC system after a period in the spring or fall when it wasn’t used at all.
The bottom line is that duct cleaning is a necessity in just about any Middle Tennessee home, for both healthy air quality and efficiency of that heating and air conditioning system. If you would like to know more about your home’s air quality, call the Nashville, TN indoor air quality experts at Mid-State. Contact Mid–State Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing in Middle Tennessee today!