If you’re an energy-efficiency guru, you know that much of the efficiency in your home is dependent upon your HVAC system. But even after you’ve made a habit of regular maintenance and smart heating and cooling, are you still looking for ways to ensure the longevity of your system? Many homeowners in Macon, Georgia, forget about how their duct network could be affecting the efficiency of your system, when it is actually an integral part. Cleaning your ducts will not only increase your indoor air quality, but it will also extend the life of your system by increasing efficiency.

What’s the Relationship between IAQ and Efficiency?

How could cleaning a bit of dust out of your ducts improve the efficiency of your HVAC system? Everything that your system handles is connected. As indoor air quality drops, so does efficiency, and vice versa. Much of the time, IAQ issues come from dust, dirt, and other particles in the air. Those particles can get caught in your duct network, which increases strain on the system. And while the system takes on extra strain, its efficiency drops, and too much strain can cause the system to fail long before it’s lived out its lifespan.

Duct Cleaning and HVAC Lifespan

Anything you do to improve your IAQ will, in turn, ensure a well-spent HVAC lifespan. A duct cleaning every five years will increase efficiency and reduce strain. There’s also the possibility that, while cleaning your ducts, your HVAC technician could discover other energy-efficiency or IAQ threats, such as leaks in the network or mold growing in the dark, unseen corners of your home. You may be hesitant to pay for another HVAC service, but the money you’ll save thanks to your more efficient HVAC system will quickly make up for the costs.

Your HVAC system is the heart of comfort in your home, so do what you can to ensure that your system makes the most of its lifespan. To see the benefits of duct cleaning for yourself, call Pruett Air Conditioning at 478-225-4921.

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