It’s hot outside, and with these sweltering, oppressive Indiana temperatures, life would be pretty unbearable without a properly functioning air conditioner. That’s why we at Breedlove Dobbs always recommend keeping your system in good working condition. Part of doing that includes occasionally having your air ducts cleaned.
With hotter temperatures in the immediate forecast, it’s a great time to clean your air ducts, especially if you smoke, have pets, endured recent water damage or contamination, if you’re susceptible to allergies, if you’ve undergone a recent home renovation or remodel, or if you will be moving soon.
You might be asking, “Why would I want to invest in something like this when I could be focusing on other things?” We understand and therefore, we wanted to offer you our three reasons why we think air duct cleaning is a smart investment.
Reason #1: Energy Efficiency
It’s a fact that dust and other large particles such as dead insects and rodent droppings or even mold can obstruct your home’s air ducts. Think air ducts as being the tunnel that runs between your air conditioner and the inside of your house. When air flows through that tunnel, you want to know that the air you’re bringing indoors – and also what you’re inhaling is pure. The best way to ensure this is by regularly having your air ducts cleaned.
If regular maintenance is not performed on your air ducts, the potential for debris to compound is possible, and this could mean higher energy costs. Additionally, the chances of your system having to work harder to cool your home is highly likely. Because we care about air quality and want to know you’re getting the most out of your home, we recommend having an annual or bi-annual professional air duct cleaning.
Reason #2: Your health and well-being matter
If the thought of breathing in insect bodies, rodent excrement, dust or mold doesn’t scare you, we think it should. Although there is no evidence that heavily-clogged air ducts are the root causes of health concerns, research suggests that a cleaner home can contribute to better overall health and well-being for you and your family.
If you or someone in your family is elderly, pregnant or has a compromised immune system, we recommend having your air ducts cleaned. Taking such measures now will mean that everyone is healthier, not to mention happier.
Clean air ducts also can reduce odors associated with cooking, pets and smoke, further contributing to a healthier home.
Reason #3: The investment pays – especially in the long run
We mentioned earlier that we recognize some may not find the subject of air duct cleaning very appealing, but perhaps when we show you the math, it will make better sense.
According to the National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA), investing between $450-$1000 every one-two years can help keep you’re air conditioner running smoothly. Considering the overall energy-saving benefits, this is a small price to pay for increased peace of mind. Additionally, cleaner systems are far less likely to break down or cause you to endure an air emergency, much less will you find yourself having to pay for more service calls. This alone can afford you with more time and money to do the things that are more exciting.
Plain and simple, air duct cleaning and the impact on you’re air conditioner is a practical lesson in creating longer-term efficiencies, better health and lower home operating costs – especially during the hotter months.
To weather these oppressive summer months, call us today to schedule an appointment. You and you’re air conditioner will be glad you did.