It might not be officially winter yet in Michigan, but chances are you’ve been running your furnace for a few weeks already. Typically, when you first turn on your furnace, you may notice some dust until the air has filtered through the system. However, if your system has been on for more than a few days and you are still noticing dust in the air, dust or debris around your vents or even some odd sounds coming from the vents, it may be time for a winter air duct cleaning.
Most people think that spring or fall is the best time to have their air ducts cleaned, but anytime is a good time, especially if you are noticing a problem. Here are three reasons why you should schedule air duct cleaning in winter in Dearborn, MI.
Mold, dust, pet dander, oh my! There are a lot of things that may be polluting the air in your home. In fact, studies show that the average home often contains more pollutants than the outdoors. If your air ducts are dirty, they can’t properly circulate and filter the air in your home. This means that, when you seal up your house for the winter, a lot of those pollutants are just getting recycled throughout your home.
Dirty air ducts can result in sneezing, coughing and even illness. This is particularly true if anyone in your family has asthma or allergies. Having your air ducts cleaned means cleaner air for you and your family, so you can all breathe a little easier.
When your air ducts are dirty and clogged, your furnace has to work that much harder to move air through your home. The harder your furnace works, the more energy it uses, and the more energy your furnace uses, the higher your energy bills will be. Ensuring that your air ducts are clean this winter can potentially save you hundreds on your energy bills. Regularly cleaning your air ducts can also help save you money on repair costs.
An additional benefit of winter air duct cleaning is that it can help extend the life of your system. When your system becomes saturated with dust and other air pollutants, this puts a strain on the system that can lead to damage or even failure. To get the most out of your HVAC system, you should have your air ducts cleaned at least once a year. In fact, some warranties may require this maintenance.
If you are noticing that you are coughing or sneezing more since you turned on your heat, or even if it’s just been a while since your last air duct cleaning, the friendly staff at Kaltec Heating & Cooling would love to help you reduce your energy bill, extend the life of your furnace and help give you and your family a cleaner, healthier home. To learn more about our services or to schedule air duct cleaning in winter in Dearborn, MI, contact us today!