Maintaining a clean air duct is a tedious job. You don’t have to have a commercial space when it comes to air duct cleaning. Your house needs air duct cleaning, too.

If you do own a business then commercial air ducts require cleaning more often compared to residential air ducts.

Did you know that indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air? Which is why we like to emphasize that getting your air duct routinely checked and cleaned is a must.

That’s right, your air duct affects you more than you know. Whether you live in a residential area or own a commercial place, these benefits apply to all of you.

How You Can Benefit From Air Duct Cleaning

Your vent is collecting dust, mold, debris and dander. All that build-up in your heating or cooling air duct is polluting your indoor air. You breathe in the air your HVAC system filters and there are some things you should consider.

Commercial buildings create a number of air pollutants and contaminants. These can be dander, chemicals, and dust. These pollutants get pulled into the HVAC systems and recirculated into the air. As time goes by, this recirculation will cause a buildup of contaminants in the duct work.

The same logic applies to residential air ducts. You walk in and out of your place and that brings in dust and dirt. There could be pests that are getting into your air vent and leaving droppings behind.

So what are the benefits of air duct cleaning?

Improves Air Quality

Who doesn’t love clean air?

Having clean air is essential for a functional commercial space. Unclean air ducts allow air passing through to pick up and distribute more airborne particles.

The airborne particles can cause:

  • Allergy irritation.
  • Eye Irritation.
  • Respiratory issues and other health problems.

If air quality isn’t properly controlled in the workplace it can contribute to:

  • An increase in absences of employees.
  • Lower morale.
  • Cause more damage to the HVAC system.

When the air quality gets affected, employees’ health are also affected. This leads to an increase in your staff being absent from work and reduces their morale.

Affected air quality also causes wear and tear in your HVAC system and this can damage the HVAC system. The damage will shorten the lifespan of your air duct and lowers the efficiency of it.

You can reduce the health costs of staff and sick leave and increase the efficiency of your HVAC system by giving it a good clean.

Removes Potential Pathogens and Mold

The best condition for mold to grow in are humid climates. Your heating and cooling system provides that environment. If mold grows, then it spreads throughout your ductwork.

Many people show some form of allergic sensitivity to mold. In severe cases, mold can provoke respiratory issues.

Mold isn’t the only thing that can grow in your vent. Rats will leave their excrements. How do pests get in your vent? If there is a hole or damage on the exterior of your duct, then pests can make their way in and make home in the air ducts.

Having a clean air duct removes the mold, rodent and other small animals that have made their way into the ducts. This can provide a safer and cleaner breathing environment for anyone who’s using your commercial or residential space.

Eliminates Odors and Better Impressions

Was there a time you turned on your heater or air conditioner and you smelled something funky? You can’t place your finger on the smell, but it’s unpleasant. It smells damp, right?

Having someone clean out your air duct gets rid of that foul smell but also prevents the odors from recurring.

If your workplace or residence smells clean and fresh that leaves a good impression on others. It shows that you care about providing others with a clean environment and it makes the facilities feel clean.

Improves employee morale and productivity

When you’re in a commercial space with clean fresh air, employees, clients and customers don’t have to worry about maintenance issues.

Having clean air ducts reduces employees from distraction. This is because dust can cause sneezes and coughs.

Think of it this way, when you sneeze or cough, do you feel more productive? It’s hard to stay focused and productive when your nose and throat feel irritated. Keep in mind, this doesn’t apply to commercial air ducts, this applies to residential air ducts as well.

Save on energy costs

Over time heating and cooling systems accumulate dust, dirt and debris build-up. The contaminated duct would then require itself to work more and use more energy.

The air duct stresses itself to work more, and the extra work that it requires to stay efficient affects its lifespan. If an air duct doesn’t last the duration it’s supposed to last, that’s added expenses on your end.

You have to replace and get a new HVAC system. That’s the extra cost we’re trying to prevent. On top of that, there is an increase in energy consumption. The harder your heater or air conditioner has to work, the more it needs. More energy means higher electricity bills.

Cleaning out your air duct provides a longer life, reduces energy consumption and reduces cost of utility. The peak and maximum performance is what you’re looking for in an HVAC system and a clean air duct will provide that performance.

Conclusion

Do you see why having a clean air duct is beneficial? You’re saving on energy and utilities. You, your staff and customers don’t have to think about maintenance issues.

You breathe in clean indoor air while staying cool or warm. You’re helping yourself and others to maintain their productivity. Most importantly, you’re making sure that no one’s health gets compromised.

If you’ve been pushing back on cleaning your air ducts, now’s the time to start prioritizing that chore. Of course, we’re not saying you need to do it right now, but it’s a good idea to set aside a day and clean the air duct.