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How Duct Cleaning Helps Your AC's Efficiency

November 13th, 2023 | 2 min read

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Your AC works hard to keep you cool, but if your ducts are neglected, it’s like putting the brakes on its performance. Your cooling system needs proper airflow. We’ll explain exactly why that’s so important, and why you need duct cleaning in The Dalles, PA.

Better, Cleaner Air

While there is some speculation that says dirty air ducts don’t contribute to poor indoor air quality, we’d beg to differ. When your ducts haven’t been cleaned in a while, you may notice that surfaces in your home become dusty much quicker than they used to. It’s not your imagination–it’s more dust being blasted out of the vents and falling from the ceiling.

What this translates to is cleaner air for you to breathe in. It’s good because it keeps the dust levels on your coffee table low, but it really comes in handy when you consider your respiratory system.

Improved Air Conditioner Efficiency

Your air conditioner is a forced air system. It pulls air in, temperature conditions it, and then a blower motor pushes it through your ductwork, delivering it to your vents and ultimately into the rooms of your home.

When thick dust exists in your ductwork, it inhibits the airflow coming from your blower motor. Think of the air that’s being propelled through the ducts as having a certain percentage of power. As the air moves further from its propulsion, it loses percentage points. But that’s okay–because once it reaches your vents, it’s right where it needs to be.

Now think of thick coats of dust as speed bumps, constantly slowing down airflow and reducing that battery-like percentage of power even faster. Now the air may make it to its destination, but it doesn’t make it with the same tenacity as air being propelled through clean, clear ducts.

It Extends Your Air Conditioner’s Lifespan

Your AC has a certain amount of wear-and-tear that it can handle. It’s impossible to see at face value, but think of it as a number of hours and minutes that your AC has on its lifespan. Like a big timer that’s counting down.

When you get maintenance, your air conditioner gets some time added to it. Now it’ll last longer. The same happens when you get duct cleaning once every three to five years. The lack of air resistance from thick dust in the ductwork means it’s not working as hard to cool your home, so it runs for less time, and wears down less of that wear-and-tear time on the proverbial clock.

Your Ducts Deserve It

Duct cleaning doesn’t need to be done every single year, but it’s still a service that’s important enough that you shouldn’t skip out on it. Get your ducts cleaned, maintain your air conditioner’s prime efficiency, and let’s keep the cool air flowing all summer long. It also helps with your furnace in winter, so it’s a win-win.

Contact us today to schedule your duct cleaning services as soon as possible.