If you have central air conditioning, it should be a foregone conclusion that you have it regularly serviced. Even if it’s working just fine, it’s vital that you have it cleaned, inspected, and maintained at least annually.  For a more thorough approach, you would have it done at least twice a year, in the spring and fall. Part of this maintenance should involve inspecting and cleaning your ducts. 

The reason for this is that duct cleaning increases the efficiency of your system. That can provide a whole range of benefits, from saving you money to keeping the air cleaner in your Crystal River, Florida, home. Let’s examine how duct cleaning improves HVAC efficiency, and how regularly cleaning, inspecting, and maintaining your system will benefit you.

Improve HVAC Efficiency

If your central compressor is like the heart of your system, the ductwork is like the blood vessels. The air that your compressor cools and sends into your home spreads and is distributed through the ducts, and delivered to the rooms that need to be cooled. The ductwork that runs through your home that can accumulate dirt, debris, and dust.

These contaminants clog up your system, slow down the movement of air in your home, reduce the efficiency of your system, and increase stress on it. Regular cleaning of your ducts keeps the airflow strong and steady and improves the overall efficiency of your system. 

Improve Air Circulation

Your HVAC system works by completely circulating and recycling the air in your home. This can happen as many as five to seven times every single day. As the air is recycled, it picks up additional dirt, dust, and particles from around your home, which then circulates through the system again. Some of these particles end up staying in your ducts, and they build up over time. This buildup threatens your system. It’s important to have it removed. 

Save Money

When your system is running at its best, you’ll save money. Clear ducts mean a system that doesn’t have to work as hard to accomplish its goals. In fact, not only does a system that needs to be cleaned have to work harder to cool your home, it takes longer because it needs to move more air through to accomplish the same goal. 

A clean system, on the other hand, uses less energy to do its job and cools your home faster, and consequently, your electric bills will be lower. In addition, while duct cleaning isn’t free, it’s far lower than the expense you’ll see if you have to make major repairs to your system. Efficient systems don’t just work better, they last longer. The small expense you pay for cleaning means that your system will be less likely to break down later. It takes far less money to keep your system functioning than it is to replace it. 

Increase Air Quality

By improving the efficiency of your HVAC system, you won’t just save money, you’ll save your health. Whether you want to protect someone from allergies, avoid a summer cold, or just feel better by breathing cleaner air, cleaning your ductwork will take care of the problem. 

It’s not a reach to understand why keeping your ducts clear of dust, debris, pollen, and dirt will make your home a happier, healthier place to be. Not only will the air be cleaner, but the airflow will also be stronger and more constant from an efficient system. 

Call the AC Maintenance Pros

One of the best ways to keep your air healthy and improve HVAC efficiency is to have a regular duct cleaning. If it’s been a while since you’ve had this done, call Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. at 866-881-5935 to check and clean your ducts. 

Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. has served HVAC systems in the Crystal River, Florida, region for many years, and we’re ready to help get your system working at its peak levels. If you’re ready for your regular HVAC maintenance, give us a call to make an appointment or for more information today.

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