How Professional Duct Cleaning Can Reduce Energy Consumption In Honor of Earth Day

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The month of April means a lot of things – the beginning of spring, lots of rain in many areas, and one of our favorite days: Earth Day! At DUCTZ, we are proud to play our part in protecting the planet, so we love the significance and messaging Earth Day brings.  To honor it, join us on a journey to discover the eco-friendly benefits of professional air duct cleaning as we unveil how this simple yet impactful service can lead to significant reductions in energy consumption.

The Importance of Air Duct Cleaning

Ductwork, often out of sight, can be overlooked for maintenance. However, it’s crucial to remember its role in circulating air throughout your property. Dirty ducts harbor dust and debris, polluting the air your family or occupants breathe. Regular, professional duct cleaning will adequately remove these contaminants, improving your indoor air quality. Additionally, air duct cleaning also has profound effects on the efficiency of your HVAC system, and that’s what we’d like to focus on in this blog.  

How Duct Cleaning Maximizes HVAC Efficiency & Why That Matters

Picture this: you’re enjoying your favorite slushy when an errant chunk of ice gets stuck in your straw making it hard for you to really enjoy your tasty treat. Reverse that, and that is what happens to your HVAC unit when it is trying to blow air through dirty ducts. It has to work much harder than it should to accomplish the same amount of work. By getting a professional air duct cleaning and removing the dust and debris accumulated over time, your HVAC system can run as it was meant to – efficiently and effectively.

Photos of duct work before and after a professional duct cleaning

So great! An “efficient” and “effective” HVAC system sounds wonderful, but what does that actually mean? First off, and probably more obviously, this means cost savings. Whether your system is run by gas, propane, or electricity only, the less your HVAC system is running, the less it will cost in utilities over time. But an additional, often-overlooked benefit is the positive impact this can have on the environment. If your HVAC system runs on gas or propane (as many in the United States do), reducing the runtime of your unit will reduce the amount of carbon emissions caused by those gasses. Similarly, as we know, both natural gas and propane are limited resources. Having regular, professional duct cleaning will help use less and therefore conserve these natural resources. Air duct cleaning and HVAC maintenance is truly a win-win-win. And don’t forget! Even if you are getting regular duct cleaning, it’s still crucial to replace your air filters on a regular basis as they are the first line of defense for your HVAC system. 

At DUCTZ, we honor Earth Day, but beyond that, we honor our home planet each and every day by doing our best to conserve her resources and educate and help others to do the same through our services. If it’s been a while since you’ve had your commercial or residential ducts cleaned, don’t hesitate to reach out. Do it for your health. Do it for your pocketbook. Do it for planet Earth. 

Regular maintenance of your HVAC system along with professional duct cleaning can help save money and help the environment. Reach out to DUCTZ at (877) 382-8987 for more information or to schedule a service.

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