If you have a central air conditioner, your home in Lewisville, Texas, has a network of ducts. While your ductwork might be out of sight and out of mind, it plays an important role in not only keeping your family comfortable but also healthy. Here’s why your home’s ductwork deserves some TLC before the summer and what you can do to show it:
Stop Conditioned Air From Escaping
As the average daytime temperatures in Lewisville continue increasing, so will your reliance on your air conditioner. In fact, your air conditioning system accounts for nearly 50-percent of your home’s energy usage during the summer. As conditioned cool air travels through the ductwork on its way to your living spaces, it can leak out through cracks and other gaps. That, as a result, can add make your AC system work harder and increase your utility costs.
Solution: Invest in a duct inspection at the start of every cooling season and repair leaks immediately.
Prevent Poor Indoor Air Quality
Changing your HVAC system’s air filter every 30 to 90 days helps prevent tiny particles from sneaking into your ductwork. When the filter clogs, it’ll let those particles through and allow them to recirculate in your home. After enough time passes, they’ll start to accumulate in the ductwork. Pollutants recirculating in your home’s air and accumulating in the ductwork will worsen indoor air quality. Here are some other things that can worsen IAQ via dirty ductwork:
- Pest infestation
- Microbial growth
- Dust mites
Solution: Invest in duct cleaning every three to five years to prevent poor indoor air quality in your home.
Are you in need of ductwork installation or repair services? Contact the HVAC experts at Metro Environmental Services by calling 972-268-6922. We’re here to help you breathe easier, sleep better and lead a healthy life inside your home.
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