The ducts in your home represent a crucial component of your HVAC system. Heated and cooled air move through them to reach the various rooms in your home or business. The airflow through your ductwork also plays a vital role in your indoor air quality. Ductwork can develop leaks or damage that affect airflow and cause pollutants to end up in the air throughout your home. This makes it important to inspect this part of the system periodically so any damage can be identified and repaired. There are important benefits that can be obtained from duct inspection.
Keep Your Family Safe and Healthy
Ducts can affect the health of your family. Leaks create an opportunity for pollutants to infiltrate your indoor air. Rodents and insects can leave behind dander and droppings that may contaminate your air supply. Hazards can also include gases such as carbon monoxide, which can flow back into the home via the ductwork. Periodic attention to the ducts is warranted to ensure that they are properly sealed and protected.
Other debris such as dust, mold, and pollen are more common. If it difficult to control these contaminants and they can be easily seen in your indoor air, there is likely a problem within your ductwork, and duct cleaning may be warranted. However, preventive maintenance can be helpful in heading off such problems even when there is no visual evidence of trouble. Clean your home regularly and change or replace air filters as needed.
Improve Energy Efficiency
Financial benefits can also be achieved by regularly evaluating your ductwork. Leaks in these passages can result in a significant loss of energy, accounting for as much as 30 percent of your heating and cooling energy. Regular inspections and cleanings can ensure that the area is well-maintained for optimum efficiency.
Partner with HVAC Pros
For professional and effective duct inspection and sealing, contact the pros at Weather Makers, Inc. today. Call 757-263-4869 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our indoor air quality and duct cleaning services.