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The Importance of Air Duct Cleanings

We tend to think of air pollutants as something only found outside, thanks to factories, car exhaust and pollen. But if you’re not having your air ducts cleaned, pollen, smoke and dust could be circulating in your home’s air and affecting your energy bill and family’s health.

Here are some of the reasons why cleaning your air ducts are so important:

Improve air quality Did you know that a typical six-room home can create up to 40 pounds of dust throughout the year? Even with regular vacuuming and dusting, that debris can still make it into your HVAC system and circulate through your home 5 – 7 times a day. The EPA and National Air Duct Cleaners Association suggest homeowners have their HVAC systems cleaned as the homeowner finds necessary, or once a year for extreme allergy sufferers.

More power The National Air Duct Cleaners Association also found that dirty coils and vents can cut HVAC efficiency by as much as 40%. Why pay full price for only 60% power? Cleaning your vents allows air to easily flow throughout the system and increases your overall system’s efficiency.

Lower energy cost It comes as no surprise that the buildup of dust and debris can really take a toll on your home energy costs. Homeowners that find little relief from their heating or cooling systems tend to adjust the temperature before anything else, which can wreak havoc on your electric bill. So before you hit the thermostat, consider an air duct cleaning to bring your system up to tip top shape.

Are you noticing that your HVAC system isn’t working as well as it used to? It sounds like it’s time for a service call from Wahl Family Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. We’re here to help answer all of your cooling or heating questions. To schedule an appointment, give us a call at (412) 265-2662 or visit our website to learn more about the services we offer.