Have you noticed that your utility bills have gone up in recent months? Are your utility bills higher than those of your neighbors? Do you have rooms in your home that are hard to keep a comfortable temperature, for example, cool in the summer or warm in the winter? Have you noticed that dust quickly reappears on surfaces in your home after you’ve cleaned? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your home’s ductwork likely needs to be cleaned.
A dirty or clogged duct system can contribute to the inefficiency of your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, causing your utility bills to rise. And, with energy costs on the rise anyway, who wants to pay more if you don’t have to?
A professional duct cleaning performed by T. J.’s Chimney Service of Greenfield, IN, can save you money in the long run by:
- Improving your HVAC system’s energy efficiency. When dust and debris builds up inside your ductwork, the air flow within your HVAC system is reduced. Therefore, your system has to run longer and more often to heat and cool your home, using more energy. But when your ducts are clean, your system doesn’t have to work as hard to move air through your home. So less energy is used, saving you money on operating costs.
- Protecting your HVAC equipment. Dust particles within your ductwork can travel to your HVAC equipment, reducing its efficiency and performance. Overtime, dust buildup can even damage your equipment. But regular air duct cleaning can ensure your equipment performs more efficiently. So, it’ll require fewer repairs and operate longer, saving you money.
In fact, by cleaning and sealing your home’s ductwork, Energy Star, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program, reports you can improve your HVAC system’s energy efficiency by up to 20%. Which means, you’ll save money on your utility bills to heat and cool your home.
So, if your air ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris, and/or dust particles are actually being released into your home from your supply registers, the EPA recommends that you have your air ducts cleaned.