3 Benefits of Cleaning Your Air Vents Regularly

Gloved hands removing HVAC vent cover for cleaning.

Have you had your air vents and ducts cleaned lately? If not, they’re probably overdue. Many homeowners don’t know the benefits of vent and duct cleaning. Here’s a list of our top three.

Benefit #1: A Cleaner House

When your HVAC system runs, it pulls air in through intake vents, heats or cools it, then sends it back out through your ducts and vents. The air blows over anything that’s in there, sending it into the rooms in your house, where it settles on every surface. Clean ducts and vents mean a cleaner house.

Benefit #2: Cleaner Indoor Air

Your air quality is directly impacted by your HVAC system. When the pollutants in your vents become airborne, they affect your indoor air quality. Everything from dust and dust mites to mold, mildew, and rodent droppings, could be blowing out of your vents. Your air will be cleaner, and you’ll breathe easier when your air quality is better.

Benefit #3: Increased Energy Efficiency

When there’s a lot of buildup in your vents, it can cut down on the efficiency of your HVAC system. It will work harder to pull in and blow out the air in your home, making it use more energy and leading to increased utility bills for you. Clean vents will cut down on that excess energy use and help your system be more effective and more efficient overall.

One of the best ways to tell if you need vent or duct cleaning is with a professional duct inspection. Contact G+S Heating and Air to find out more about what a duct inspection is and what it can do for your home.

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