As a Treasure Valley homeowner, you might be checking off items on your spring cleaning to-do list around the house. While you’re probably focused on a wide variety of tasks, it’s essential not to forget about your home’s HVAC system. An air duct cleaning offers a wide variety of health benefits and advantages to your heating and cooling equipment. That’s why Access Heating & Air would like to explain these benefits and provide you with the information you need about this important service.
The Health Benefits Of An Air Duct Cleaning
How many people live in your household? How many people have lived in your house before you? Whenever your furnace or AC unit cycles on, the air pushed through your ductwork picks up contaminants along the way, circulating it throughout your home. This means you could be breathing in dirt, dust, pet hair, and mold spores from 10 years ago. Even if your home was recently built, new ductwork could contain construction debris and dust.
Not only are these contaminants dangerous to those with vulnerable immune systems, but they are also hazardous to those who suffer from allergies or asthma.
When you have your air ducts cleaned by a Boise HVAC professional, it’s also a good idea to check your air filter. At Access Heating & Air, we recommend changing your filter every 2-3 months. A dirty air filter can also allow air pollutants to enter your home, potentially causing serious health problems for your loved ones.
The HVAC Benefits Of An Air Duct Cleaning
When your HVAC system has to push air through dirty air ducts, this can cause it to work much harder than it has to. This doesn’t just prematurely age your heating and cooling systems, resulting in unexpected repairs, but it can cause your energy bills to skyrocket, meaning you could end up paying much more than you should during the winter and summer months.
How Often Your Air Ducts Should Be Cleaned
Most HVAC professionals recommend getting a Boise air duct cleaning every 3-5 years. However, it may be necessary, especially if you have pets in your home, to get it done more often. That’s why it’s important to speak with the technicians at Access Heating & Air to help you determine if more frequent cleanings are required if anyone in your home suffers from asthma or has a compromised immune system.
How Long Does A Boise Air Duct Cleaning Take?
Most air duct cleanings can be completed in a few hours. However, the specific amount of time it takes can vary depending on the complexity of your air ducts. At Access Heating & Air, our HVAC professionals will be able to provide you with a rough time estimate at the start of your appointment.
Schedule An Air Conditioner Maintenance Service
Another task you should add to your spring to-do list is an air conditioning maintenance service. If you’re already enrolled in one of our maintenance packages, give Access Heating & Air a call at (208) 855-2444 or fill out our online form to make an appointment. Regular air conditioning maintenance will ensure your systems run efficiently, keeping your home cool and comfortable all summer long.