Before putting something into regular use, whether it is your car or Atlanta home’s heating system, it is important to provide the maintenance necessary to ensure proper, dependable function. That’s why Cool Air Mechanical suggests scheduling professional duct cleaning this fall before the heating season really gets underway.
When a system is in use for a while, such as your ductwork system, dirt, debris and other pollutants have a chance to accumulate within the system. All of the dirt, dust and biological pollutants that may have built up over time and can be pushed into your living space by the air circulating through your ducts.
Other than indoor air quality, there are other reasons you should consider scheduling professional duct cleaning service and general heating maintenance this fall. To begin with, this is the only way to ensure that all components of your heating system, ductwork included, are ready to perform the way you expect them to. Don’t expect your heater to just jump back into the swing of things right where it left off. Increased efficiency from your furnace and ductwork is an important factor in reducing energy use and utility costs.
Duct cleaning is also a great opportunity to have the efficiency of your ductwork tested. Forced air heating systems are a very popular home heating option, but the ductwork that they use to disperse heated air is subject to energy loss. Poor design, improper installation or insulation, badly connected joints and air leaks can all affect the efficiency of your system. Duct cleaning itself can help improve efficiency by improving airflow. By testing your ducts for efficient performance at the same time you can go into the heating season knowing that your system is prepared.