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It’s easy to forget about ductwork in your Huntersville, NC, home. Hidden away in attics, crawlspaces, and behind walls, it’s no wonder many fail to give thought to these essential HVAC components. However, they can sustain damage over time, so it’s good to check on their condition periodically. Learn why it’s important to schedule a ductwork inspection.

Clean Ductwork Improves Indoor Air Quality

Debris can collect inside your ducts and end up in the heated and cooled air that circulates throughout your home. When your HVAC cycles on, what’s lurking in your ductwork blows into your living space and contaminates indoor air. Dirty ducts can produce unpleasant odors, too.

Pollutants that might take refuge in your ducts include soot, bacteria, lead, rodents, insects, dust, dust mites, pollen, spores, dander and other allergens. Duct cleaning improves indoor air quality by getting rid of these pollutants so that the air blowing into your home is clean and contaminant-free.

Clean Ductwork Improves Indoor Comfort

Debris in the ductwork can obstruct airflow and overwork your HVAC system as it tries to move air throughout your home. You might hear the system cycle on, but notice it doesn’t seem to be delivering the heating or cooling power you need.

Removing these obstructions allows treated air to flow freely through the system. You will avoid damaging your HVAC equipment by subjecting it to excessive stress. You will appreciate the energy savings and a more comfortable home.

Sealed Ductwork Means Energy Savings

If neglected, ducts can deteriorate over time. They can sag and develop cracks and leaks causing you to lose the air you need to heat or cool home. Your HVAC also works harder, which can create unnecessary wear and tear on the system and drive utility bills sky-high. According to the US Department of Energy, the typical American home loses up to 30 percent of conditioned air through holes, cracks, and poorly-connected duct joints. Sealing leaks saves on energy usage, keeps contaminants out, and results in a more comfortable home.

To learn more about how clean ductwork can improve energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and health in your Huntersville, North Carolina, home, call Horne Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. at 704-246-5125. Schedule your ductwork inspection today!

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