Why a/c coil cleaning?
Cleaning the a/c coils in your heating and cooling system can be very beneficial when it comes to indoor air quality which is one of the main concerns. A six-room home will typically have up to 40 pounds of dust, which is created annually through everyday living. The heating and cooling system are the lungs of your home. It takes air in and breathes it out. A lot of contaminants and air pollutants are generated simply by occupying a home, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into your HVAC system and will re-circulated around 5 to 7 times per day, on average. This re-circulation over time causes a build-up of contaminants throughout the ductwork. Dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school or workplace, though they may be contributing to larger health issues or harbouring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with autoimmune disorders, respiratory health conditions or some environmental allergies. Air duct cleaning can also provide energy savings according to the U.S. Department of Energy, they stated that 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in an HVAC system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Even though filters are used, the heating and cooling system will still get dirty through normal use. When a heating and cooling system is clean, it doesn’t have to overwork to maintain the right temperature. As a result, less energy is used, which leads to improved cost-effectiveness.
When should I clean my a/c coils?
It can be tricky knowing when exactly your due for a cleaning since so many variables come into question such as, what is the size of your home, how many levels does it have, do you have pets and/or kids, how many people live in your residence, do you have carpeting, and lastly how many individuals reside in your home, though a great general rule of thumb is that if you are looking for great quality air a cleaning is required every 2-3 years. Sometimes you can push this number up to 5 years if you clean your home daily, have a very organized home, the kids are grown up and out of the home, don’t have carpeting, don’t own pets or simply groom your pets regularly. We need to take everything into consideration when deciding the best number for you in particular.