Have you noticed your energy bills increasing lately? The cause might actually be your dirty air ducts! Chances are, you haven’t given the cleanliness of your air ducts a second thought, but besides affecting your health, it could also be decreasing your energy efficiency. If you haven’t had your ducts inspected or cleaned in a while, it may be time for you to schedule a professional duct cleaning!
How Your Air Ducts Might Be Costing You Money
The cost of your energy bills is influenced by several factors, but it relies heavily on the energy efficiency of your HVAC system. Lower energy efficiency means it takes longer to heat and cool your home. This additional expense guarantees a higher energy bill at the end of the month.
There are plenty of possible causes for low energy efficiency in your HVAC system, whether it’s inadequate weatherstripping in your home, a dirty air filter, or a more serious issues in your furnace or air conditioner. However, one common problem that many homeowners overlook is a dirty duct system. If your ducts haven’t been cleaned in a while, they might be the source of your energy efficiency problems. Having a professional duct cleaner in Edmonton visit your home does double duty. First, we can clean out your ducts and furnace to improve energy efficiency. Second, we can take a look around your HVAC system and let you know if an HVAC expert may be able to help you eliminate other causes.
How Do Dirty Air Ducts Affect You?
Indoor Air Quality
Yes, dirty ducts will increase your energy bills, but don’t forget that they also have a negative effect on your health! When your air ducts are dirty, contaminants like dust and dirt are circulated through your home, heavily decreasing your indoor air quality.
Poor indoor air quality can cause increases in asthma or allergy symptoms, as well as causing other symptoms like headaches, coughing, and dizziness. If you notice your indoor air quality decreasing, it’s crucial that you locate the problem’s source in order to keep you and your family healthy. This helps lower the costs associated with medical treatment and lost time at work due to being sick.
Increased Energy Bills
As if health matters weren’t bad enough, dirty air ducts could potentially cost you hundreds of dollars in unnecessary bill increases. The lower your energy efficiency, the higher your energy bills! You may also find yourself compensating for the loss of heat energy by turning up your thermostat, using even more energy than before. Dirty ducts are a major cause of decreased efficiency, so make sure to consider them while troubleshooting the problem.
Breakdowns and Repairs
The dirtier your air ducts, the harder your HVAC system needs to work to circulate air throughout your home. Unfortunately, all HVAC systems have their limits, and you might find yourself dealing with a complete breakdown.
This is not a good situation for any homeowner to end up in, especially during Alberta’s harsh winters and hot summers. Plus, you’ll end up paying even more money for repairs, so it’s not just your energy bills costing you!
Professional Duct Cleaning
Unfortunately, cleaning your ducts isn’t as simple as pulling out your vacuum. Professional duct cleaners have high-powered transportable vacuums that can clear your ducts quickly and effectively, pulling out even the most stuck on and stubborn messes that get trapped in your system.
In order to maintain a good air quality and lower energy bills, we recommend having a cleaning done annually or semi-annually. Depending on your situation, you also might need a cleaning more often; if you have pets or suffer from medical issues like asthma, you may want to consider having your ducts cleaned twice a year.
If you’re in need of professional duct cleaning in Edmonton, Clean Air Solutions’ duct cleaning services are designed to keep you and your family happy, healthy, and spending your money on things you love! Contact us today to discuss what our HVAC cleaning services can do for your home.