Ductwork is easily forgotten. It’s hidden away and out of sight in your Chino Hills, California, home. However, it’s still the backbone of your HVAC system, and just as important as your other heating and cooling components. Here are three reasons HVAC experts recommend that homeowners schedule air duct cleaning.

Ductwork and Indoor Air Quality

Contaminants that affect your health can collect in ductwork. The dark and undisturbed environment makes a great hideaway for pests, pet dander, pollen, dust mites, and other particles that can set off allergies and make breathing difficult for those with asthma or COPD. Ducts can also become a home for bacteria, viruses, and spores that make you sick and even cause long-term health problems. As a result of dirty ductwork, all of these pollutants can continuously circulate throughout your home and affect your indoor air quality.

Reduce Energy Waste

A buildup of contaminants can damage the ductwork over time. Poorly-maintained ducts can develop loose connections, cracks and holes. These leaks cause heated and cooled air to escape before they get to the rooms as needed. Your HVAC system must then work overtime to make up for what’s lost. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, up to 30 percent of an average home’s treated air leaks out of the ductwork before it ever reaches the rooms in your home. It’s no surprise, therefore, that heating and cooling costs can go through the roof.

Duct Cleaning Increases Airflow

Along with the allergens and microbes that can collect within the ductwork, insect droppings, dirt, dust, and debris can also restrict airflow. As a result, your HVAC overworks to force air past these obstructions. Besides increasing energy bills, weak airflow can reduce indoor comfort significantly.

Our duct cleaning services remove all buildup and give us the opportunity to identify any problems with the ductwork. You’ll notice the savings on your energy bills and the difference in comfort. To learn more about how air duct cleaning can improve indoor air quality in your home and help you save money on energy costs, call Metz Air Control today at 909-614-4125.

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