5 Ways a Maintenance Visit Will Help Your Family Stay Healthier This Spring
Could the indoor air quality in your home be making you and your family members feel sickly? Explore five ways HVAC maintenance can help.
How’s the indoor air quality in your home? Consider this: the air ducts in your home serve an essential purpose, allowing your HVAC system to circulate temperature-treated air throughout your home to keep you and your family comfortable all year long. But without proper maintenance, the ducts can become dirty and develop dust, mold, and fungus; as the air passes through the ductwork, it picks up the accumulation of junk and circulates it in the air you and your family members are breathing. Not a nice thought!
The good news is that regular HVAC maintenance will provide tune-ups and cleaning for your entire system, including the ducts. Here are the benefits you can expect when you schedule maintenance:
A Cleaner Living Space
When your ducts are dirty and your filter has passed its prime, the air and surfaces in your home will become dusty more quickly. You’ll notice ceiling fans, tables, and other surfaces accumulating dust and dirt. This is a sign your HVAC needs service as soon as possible.
Reduced Irritants & Allergens
While everyone will be irritated by dusty, dirty air flowing through your home, anyone with allergies will be absolutely miserable. With clean ductwork and a fresh filter, your system will effectively eliminate allergens and irritants from the air in your home.
Good indoor air quality isn’t just about comfort; it’s also about your health. Fungus and mold accumulating in your ducts can be a serious hazard to your respiratory health. That’s why it’s best to schedule a ductwork inspection at least once a year.
Eliminate Unwanted Odors
Not only does your HVAC help to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, it also clears unpleasant odors from the air. If your ducts and filters are dirty, your system won’t be able to do its job correctly. Odors build up slowly and can be hard to notice. But after a professional cleaning, you’re sure to see (and smell) the difference.
Better Air-Flow & Efficiency
Dirty, clogged HVAC ducts prevent the air from flowing properly, reducing the efficiency of your system. After a thorough inspection and maintenance, you’ll probably notice a reduction in your monthly utility bills.
To learn more about the benefits of clean ducts and filters for your HVAC or to schedule maintenance, get in touch with our experts at Dependable Service Plumbing & Air. We are ready to help you achieve cleaner, healthier indoor air quality for your home.