Without routine HVAC maintenance, dirt and dust will build up inside the ducts in your Louisville, KY, home. This can harm both your health and wallet. Here’s a look at why your ducts collect dust and how you can resolve the issue with duct cleaning:

Ducts Get Dirty Over Time

Your HVAC system is constantly pulling in air from outside your home, and with that air comes dust, pollen and other particles. Your air handler’s filter doesn’t catch all of this debris, especially if it’s old and clogged. Dust builds up in your HVAC system over time, and the only way to remove it is by scheduling duct cleaning.

A professional will use a rotating brush to dislodge the debris inside your ducts. Once the debris is loose, they’ll use a powerful vacuum to remove it from your home. These are specialized tools that could damage your HVAC system if used improperly, so it’s advisable to trust a professional for the job.

Dirty Ducts Are Unhealthy

While much of the dust in your ducts stays in the system, some of it gets blown into your rooms when your HVAC system turns on. The dust, pollen, pet dander and other particles being blown around your house will be bad for your indoor air quality. Your ducts can also be harboring microbial or pests that can make you sick.

Clean Ducts Save Money

Clogged ducts make it harder for your HVAC system to get cooled air from the air handler into your rooms. Your air conditioner will have to run longer to cool your house, wasting energy and money. Clean ducts reduce the strain on your HVAC system. As a result, you reduce your cooling bills and risk of breakdowns.

If you can’t remember the last time you had your ducts cleaned, it’s probably time to schedule duct cleaning. Call KY Energy Pro, Inc. to schedule your duct cleaning today.

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