Your duct system is a vital component of your overall HVAC system. Every day it moves huge quantities of heated or cooled air between the air handler and each room of your home. However, if that ductwork gets dirty, it becomes less efficient at moving all that air. This is a major issue for homeowners that are seeing a decrease in energy efficiency for all of their HVAC systems.
If your home’s ductwork isn’t moving air as efficiently as it should or if allergen levels are high despite the filtration devices you have installed, call Schaal Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today for duct cleaning services.
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The Importance of Duct Cleaning
Your ductwork already loses quite a bit of heating and cooling between the air handler and vent. This natural air loss is factored into the efficiency ratings of your air conditioner and furnace and is hard to overcome, though insulation and proper duct sealing can certainly help.
However, the problem is only made worse by ductwork that has a layer of dirt and debris inside. This dirt, consisting of dust, dander, pollen, and other airborne contaminants is a natural part of forced air comfort control but it only takes an eighth of an inch to slow airflow enough to cost you money.
In addition, those contaminants can circulate in the air and present a health risk regardless of how good of an air filtration system you have. For all these reasons, we highly recommend annual or bi–annual duct cleaning in Des Moines, IA, or other surrounding Des Moines, IA areas.
Duct Inspection and Maintenance
Beyond basic duct cleaning which should be performed every year or two, there are other maintenance tasks you should consider having performed to avoid or delay the need for duct repair. We recommend you have your system tested and sealed, especially if it is more than 10 years old. We also recommend dryer vent cleaning, and that you check your Des Moines, IA ductwork on a regular basis for possible issues that might lead to air loss. This can be done in any number of ways by a trained technician that has the tools to inspect your system.
Because ductwork is hidden from sight and will continue to work whether it is clean or not, it is important that you schedule duct cleaning in Des Moines, IA in advance regardless of how it operates now. This preventive maintenance will ensure your system does not develop problems in the future and that small problem it has now can be caught and fixed before they start to cost you money.
Duct Cleaning Experts
Whatever your or duct cleaning needs, know that Schaal Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is available to get the job done. Call us today to learn more about our duct cleaning services in Des Moines, IA and how we can keep your home’s HVAC system running smoothly for years to come.