When thinking about scheduling an appointment for your HVAC system maintenance in your Lake Zurich, IL home, be sure to ask to have your air ducts cleaned as well. You can replace your air filters, which help to improve airflow and your indoor air quality, but cleaning your air ducts offers more benefits. Below are five reasons you need your air ducts cleaned.

1. Dust

Sometimes vacuuming and sweeping regularly gets to be a chore. Dusty ductwork causes dust buildup in your home faster than normal. Having your ducts cleaned regularly helps reduce dust buildup.

2. Inconsistent Airflow

You expect your HVAC system to heat or cool your entire house evenly, but recently you’ve noticed that some rooms don’t have the same airflow as others. There may be dust and debris built up in the ducts causing restricted airflow.

3. Increase In Energy Costs

Dirty ductwork not only creates the need to clean more than you should need to, but it also raises your energy bill. It’s normal to have fluctuations in your energy bill, but dirty ductwork forces your system to work harder in an attempt to provide the same level of comfort.

4. Indoor Air Quality

While many people have concerns about the quality of the air outside their homes, what they don’t know is that indoor air quality is between two to five times worse. Since people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, dirty air ducts impact your air quality and, in turn, the health of you and your loved ones.

5. Rodent or Insect Infestation

While dirty air ducts reduce airflow, rodents and insects are another cause of airflow issues. While making nests and leaving droppings behind, bits of fecal matter find their way into your home and contaminate the air you breathe.

Cleaning air ducts isn’t something you should do without professional help. Contact Martin Enterprises Heating and Air Conditioning today for routine maintenance on your HVAC system and air duct cleaning.

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