Many homeowners choose to do their home maintenance during the spring season due to the nice weather. In addition to cleaning the outside of your house, don’t forget to include your HVAC system on your spring cleaning checklist! Make sure that your system, especially your cooling unit, is in tip-top shape and ready to beat the heat in the upcoming months.
Scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance is important, but it may not be enough to ensure your cooling system is functioning as well as possible. For this reason, the experts at Fred F. Collis & Sons recommend having your air ducts cleaned. Here’s why this is important:
Improved indoor air quality.
The spring season brings a multitude of pollen and allergens, which can cause coughing and sneezing fits in many individuals who suffer from respiratory issues. To keep these contaminants from getting into your home, it’s important to have your air ducts cleaned! Clean air ducts help ensure that your HVAC system’s filters are able to catch these allergens.
Prevention of mold and mildew growth.
As the weather gets hotter, the humidity will rise, causing moisture to build up inside your ducts. This, unfortunately, can lead to mold and mildew growth. To prevent this from occurring in the first place, be sure to have your air ducts cleaned before the summer season.
Increased energy efficiency.
Dirty ductwork may cause your air filters to clog and reduce air flow. Your air conditioning system will have to work twice as hard to force air through them, and this can have an impact on your home’s energy efficiency.