Colorado’s weather can be dry one day, wet another, hot, then cold. If you want to keep your home comfortable no matter what the weather outside is doing, it’s important to keep your home’s heating, venting, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system in proper working order. We recently turned to Castle Rock-based Front Range HVAC to learn why cleaning air ducts is an important component to keep an HVAC system healthy.
Efficiency is Key
A clean HVAC system is an efficient system, and an efficient system is good for everyone involved. Years of dust, gunk, and debris can build up in your home’s duct system over the years and cause a decrease in efficiency. Both consumer-resource Angie’s List and the National Air Duct Cleaner’s Association (NADCA) recommend that everyone have their ducts inspected if they haven’t done so. The NADCA recommends that an average household should have their ducts cleaned every three to five years to combat this efficiency nemesis.
Help Keep Your Family Healthy
Clogged and dirty ducts aren’t just bad for your HVAC system, they’re unhealthy for people in your home too. Trapped dust and allergens can cause havoc in a home with dirty ducts and have those with allergies scrambling for tissues. Those with respiratory issues like asthma or allergies are susceptible to air pollutants that can build up and get released year-round in a dirty system. Duct cleaning frees your ducts of these air pollutants while also helping your HVAC’s filtering system work more effectively.
Don’t Forget Your Dryer Vents
The team at Front Range reminds homeowners that it’s important to clean their air ducts and dryer vents too. Clogged and dirty dryer vents are one of the leading causes of house fires and can slow down your clothes dryer. Increase the efficiency of your dryer and reduce the risk of fire by having your dryer vents serviced along with your duct system.
There are many things to be aware of with furnace repair in Denver, Colorado and beyond. Front Range urges Colorado homeowners to get their HVAC systems, including the ducts, to be regularly inspected.