01 Oct How Duct Cleaning Will Benefit Your Heating This Season
As you prepare for the colder weather of late fall and winter, you will want to arrange for a regular maintenance session for your heating system from a professional. You must schedule heating maintenance ever year: it’s an essential part of keeping any heating system, from a gas furnace to a heat pump, working at its most energy-efficient and repair-free.
However, there is another service you might need this fall to benefit your heating system, and that’s air duct cleaning. You may not need duct cleaning every year, but if more than two years have passed since you last had it done, it’s definitely time to look into it again. Clean ductwork will significantly improve your heating over the next year.
Call on Mid-State Air Conditioning and Heating to arrange for thorough air duct cleaning in Bellevue, TN and the surrounding areas. We have more than four decades of experience seeing how clean ducts positively affect heating performance.
Clean Ducts Means a Better Heating System
The reason that professional duct cleaning is good for a heater is that it eliminates “congestion” in the ventilation system that will place stress on heating system operation. The interior walls of ducts must have as little contamination as possible to prevent friction against the airflow from the heater. Even a small layer of dust is enough to have an effect. Over the space of two years, the amount of dust, dirt, lint, and other debris caught inside ductwork can place significant strain on the heater, resulting in a spike in heating bills without any rise in comfort. In fact, choked off airflow will cause comfort todecrease.
Cleaner ducts also help protect a heating system from unnecessary repairs. The extra workload will cause the components to begin to wear down faster. Even worse, too much debris inside the ventilation system will start to infiltrate the heating cabinet and lead to damage to motors, clogged burners, and other serious problems.
You can do your part to keep dust away from the heater each month by changing or cleaning the heater’s air filter. However, this won’t stop the gradual buildup of pollutants inside the ductwork, and eventually you must call for professionals to clean the entire ventilation system with power vacuums and agitation equipment.
If you notice an increase in your heating bills or a rise in repair needs, you should schedule duct cleaning to fix one of the roots of the problem. Also watch for a drop in indoor air quality that causes a spike in allergy and asthma symptoms in your home; this is often a warning of too much contamination blown into the air through the ducts.
Call the HVAC specialists at Mid-State Air Conditioning and Heating today to schedule duct cleaning in Bellevue and other parts of Middle Tennessee.