Here’s a good rule of thumb to live by for any homeowner in or around Raleigh, NC: If your ducts look dirty, then they probably are. And if they’re dirty, you definitely want to have them cleaned. Here’s why:

DO YOU WANT TO BREATHE CLEAN AIR?

We’re thinking you do, right? Indoor air quality is a growing concern for folks throughout Virginia and North Carolina. Here’s a not-so-fun-fact: an average 6-room home produces up to 40 pounds of dust each year. Think of your heating and cooling system as the lungs of your home.

In other words, those set of lungs have to breathe in that dust-filled air on a daily basis. The contaminants we produce normally (air pollutants, dander, dust, chemicals) get recirculated in our home up to 7 times per day, which causes buildup in the duct work.

Dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean you’re breathing unhealthy air, but they could be contributing to larger health issues, such as harboring contaminants that can be harmful for anyone with respiratory health conditions, allergies, or even autoimmune disorders.

DO YOU WANT TO SAVE ON YOUR ENERGY BILL?

The latest estimates from the U.S. Department of Energy are astounding: up to 40% of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. The contaminants that build up in the heating and cooling system cause your system to work harder, which shortens the life of your system. Although you use filters, your heating and cooling system still get dirty through normal use.

When you clean your HVAC system, it no longer has to work hard to maintain the temperature you desire. The result is you use less energy, thus save on your energy bill.

KEEP YOUR DUCTS CLEAN WITH REGULARLY SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

Homeowners throughout Raleigh and Chesapeake have benefited from scheduling regular ductwork cleaning with Comfort First. This regular maintenance can help to reduce the chances of any major equipment breakdown.

When we send out our field technicians to your home, they’ll not only clean your ducts, but they’ll assess the integrity of your ductwork and system to help you understand and prepare for inevitable repairs and replacements down the road.

NOT HAPPY WITH HOW YOUR HEATING/COOLING SYSTEM IS PERFORMING?

Often times we see our customers call us assuming that their underperforming heating/cooling system is a sign that they need to replace the entire unit. That’s not always the case. Sure, your main unit might be the culprit, but it very well could be a far more affordable issue: your ductwork.

Before you commit thousands of dollars to replace your system, we strongly encourage you to contact the experts of Comfort First. We’ll assess your system, and ductwork, and provide you a free estimate of the problem.

Our goal is to help you regain the comfort you deserve, without forcing you to spend thousands of dollars in the process. Learn why more homeowners in RaleighFayetteville, and Sanford turn to Comfort First for all of their home heating and cooling needs. Contact us today!