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Is Professional Duct Cleaning Worth It?


Whether you realize it or not, your home has a vast system of ductwork that carries air from your air conditioner or heater into the individual rooms of your home. This ductwork was placed carefully and purposefully to heat and cool your home evenly. 

But ductwork is very thin and delicate, so it’s easy for the placement to move slightly and for seals to break. If you’ve never invested in duct cleaning in Shreveport, LA, now is a great time. You can eliminate dust and dirt and also ensure that your ductwork is placed correctly for the most efficient airflow.

If you ask us, professional duct cleaning is absolutely worth it. If we’re providing you with a service, we had better believe in it, right? And professional duct cleaning is one of the best ways to improve both your indoor air quality and your HVAC unit’s energy efficiency. 

Duct Cleaning for Air Quality

Your HVAC system has an air filter that removes a lot of the dust and dirt that would otherwise get into your system. But some particles still make their way into your HVAC system. Over time, they can build up inside the ductwork and return to your home via the air blowing into your vents. 

Dust also gets into ductwork when the seals around its seams are compromised. You might think that dust and dirt are more of a nuisance than a hazard, but these particles can contain viruses, bacteria, and other contaminants. 

Mold and mildew are also a danger. If the spores get into your ductwork, they can multiply and spread. Cleaning air ducts eliminates these particles so you can breathe easily and worry less about illness and allergies. If you’re wondering whether the dust in your ductwork is that bad, start paying attention to dust on surfaces around your home. Do you need to dust often? If so, your HVAC unit may be to blame. Thankfully, the solution is simple.

Duct Cleaning for Heater Efficiency

You may not think those tiny particles of dust have that much of an impact on your heater’s efficiency, but they really do. For an HVAC system to run efficiently, all airflow needs to have a clear pathway so your system doesn’t have to work as hard to get air from inside the unit into your rooms. 

When air blows and the dust stirs, it impacts airflow. Your HVAC system may begin to blow harder in an effort to move the air. This can create a snowball effect that only makes the problem worse. Added pressure on your ductwork can cause additional seals to break which allows more dust into the ducts. 

If your energy bills are climbing each month without an obvious explanation, your HVAC system may be to blame. Cleaning your ductwork is a great place to start. But remember, if there’s dust in your ductwork then there is likely dust in other areas of your system, too. When we clean the inside of your unit from top to bottom, greater energy efficiency is often an immediate result. 

Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration can help with your ductwork needs. Call the doctor of home comfort today to schedule an appointment.

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