The air ducts in your home are probably not something you spend much time thinking about. After all, they are tucked neatly behind the walls and under the floors and silently carry heated or cooled air from your home comfort system to the various living spaces in your home. This is a very important job, though. In fact, without good ductwork, your home heating and air conditioning system would not be able to do its job at all.
So it should come as no surprise that taking proper care of your ducts has a significant impact on the performance of your home comfort system and the overall quality of your indoor air. And a big part of proper duct maintenance is regularly making sure that your air ducts are clean and free of debris or build up.
There are certainly things you can do on your own to help keep your ducts clean. But because the duct system in your home is likely so extensive and far-reaching, you will also need the services of a professional from time to time to make sure the whole system is in good shape. Boulden’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning provides duct cleaning services to homes all over the greater Wilmington and Dover, DE area and we would be glad to add yours to our list.
Recognizing Duct Problems
Dirty air ducts will cause all sorts of problems for you and for your home comfort system. But if you are not familiar with the warning signs, you may overlook or misinterpret them. It’s easy to misinterpret many of these warning signs to mean that there is a problem with your entire home heating or cooling system. Luckily, though, dirty ducts are easily diagnosed and addressed.
You should certainly call for a professional to come out and take a look at your duct system if you notice that your home comfort system is not heating or cooling your home as effectively as it once did. This could, of course, mean that there is a larger problem with your home heating and cooling system, but dirty ducts are just as likely to be the culprit.
When dirt and debris backs up in your ducts, it unbalances the airflow and even blocks it in extreme circumstances, and this can lead to both a drop in overall system efficiency and an inconsistency in heating and cooling throughout the house. These may be the types of problems you would be inclined to ignore, but that will not make them go away. And because thorough duct cleaning is so easy, there is no reason to let this turn into a serious problem with your system.
How Duct Cleaning Helps
Duct cleaning is not something you should only do when a problem arises, however. In fact, regular professional duct cleanings offer many benefits. It helps to keep harmful and irritating contaminants out of your indoor air and it reduces the workload on your home heating and air conditioning system.
That means fewer repairs down the line and can even add years to the life of your system. And when the home comfort system does not have to work as hard to keep your home comfortable, it uses less energy. All of these add up to great savings for you and more than cover the cost of a duct cleaning visit by one of our excellent technicians.
So if you think your ductwork could benefit from these services, give the Wilmington & Dover metropolitan area duct cleaning experts at Boulden a call today. We’ll be happy to help you to get the most out of your home comfort system and help to improve your home’s indoor air quality.