5 Reasons Why Fall is the Perfect Time to get Your Home’s Air Ducts Cleaned
Fall is officially here, and it’s likely that over the next few weeks you’ll be doing a range of chores around the house to ensure your family is comfortable through the winter months.
This is particularly more important this year with The Weather Network predicting Ontario to experience temperatures below normal, as well as “heightened potential for extended periods of severe cold."
One of the jobs often overlooked when getting your house ready for winter is cleaning the air ducts in your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit.
By ensuring you clean your air ducts as part of your pre-winter routine, your household will access a whole range of benefits - from saving money on your utility bills, improving the air quality in your home and removing those fall allergies.
Georgian Duct Cleaning has created a list of five reasons why fall is the perfect time to clean the air ducts in your home.
1 - Reduce your energy bills
Air ducts that are clogged with dirt and debris will prohibit proper airflow from your HVAC unit, meaning your unit will have to work significantly harder to provide heat to your home. The result? Increased energy consumption and more expensive utility bills.
By simply cleaning your air ducts, you’ll boost energy efficiency, improve the performance of your HVAC system and ensure you save money on your utility bills each month.
2 - Improve indoor air quality
With your family set to spend more time indoors during the colder months, it’s crucial that your home’s indoor air quality is healthy for your entire family. This is particularly more important in fall where allergens are everywhere.
Air ducts collect dirt and debris, but over time they become full and can no longer ensure your home has high air quality. By cleaning your air ducts, however, you’ll ensure that your air ducts can continue removing contaminants from the air - this is particularly important if anyone in your family suffers from allergies, asthma or any other respiratory conditions.
3 - Remove unwanted pests
During the colder months many of Ontario’s native animals are looking to our houses for a place to hibernate and shelter. Animals such as rats, squirrels and cockroaches can enter into your vents and ducts through unsealed gaps or narrow cracks in your house.
Unfortunately, these animals can cause structural damage to your ductwork and spread allergens into your home’s air. An air duct cleaning will help you find if any unwanted animals are living in your ductwork.
4 - Improved HVAC system durability
Your HVAC system is one of your home’s most expensive appliances, so would it shock you to learn that nine out of 10 heating and air conditioning systems malfunction or fail simply due to a lack of routine maintenance performed?
Cleaning your air ducts regularly, as well as performing other maintenance on your HVAC unit, will be significantly cheaper than the cost of replacing the entire system a few years down the line.
5 - Prevent mould entering your home
Mould can be particularly prominent in fall due to less sunlight and colder weather conditions, and many people struggle with mould allergies during these months. These allergies can be exacerbated when mould from outside enters your home through your air ducts.
Air duct cleaning will eliminate mould entering your home. By ensuring your air ducts are clean, you’ll be making sure that no mould allergens from outside are able to enter the air in your home.
Are you looking for more information on why fall is the perfect time to clean your air ducts, or simply want to request a quote? Contact Georgian Duct Cleaning today.