If you have an HVAC system, then you probably know that your home is comprised of air ducts. These ducts work to expel air from your air conditioning or heating system and pull used air back into the system to be either heated or cooled once again. In order to prolong the life of your furnace, we recommend cleaning your air ducts once a year — and here are a few reasons why.
- Reducing allergens. If you and your family are prone to getting allergies, then cleaning your air ducts can help reduce symptoms such as runny noses, watery eyes and upper respiratory issues.
- Prolong the furnace life. Although a little bit of dust doesn’t hurt the furnace, if you’ve neglected to clean your ductwork for years, then chances are there could be quite a bit of buildup. This may also be a reason as to why you have to switch your filters often.
- Prevent mold buildup. Homes can often have a lot of moisture in them, especially if there is an unknown leak somewhere in the house. Where the is moisture there is most likely mold. Unfortunately HVAC ductwork tends to collect this moisture as it pulls air into the furnace, so there could be a chance that there is mold within the ducts.
Of course, many homeowners never experience any issues with their ductwork throughout the life of their HVAC system. Those who don’t have indoor allergies, keep their home relatively tidy and dust free, and also those who don’t have pets may not need to clean their ductwork on an annual basis. If you have questions about your furnace or ductwork, please contact Air Conditioning Mass! Our expert furnace installation and repair technicians are here to answer any questions you may have about heating and cooling.