The leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean them. An estimated 2,900 home dryer fires happen every year, causing 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. This can be prevented by having your dryer ducts cleaned annually.
We sometimes get surprises when performing a duct cleaning
Why Should You Have The Air Ducts Cleaned?
Air ducts accumulate deposits of dusts as well as other contaminants throughout the years. These deposits can decrease the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system. It may even lead to physical discomfort as well as illnesses through the degradation of the air quality that you breathe indoors. Additionally, dirt deposits in the air ducts can become food for dust mites and other organisms.
Contaminants may build up in the return ductwork. Conventional heating and cooling systems will circulate the air inside a home through supply air ducts as well as the return air ducts. Several houses have filters that are not functioning efficiently and because of that, less than 10% of the particulates are trapped. Whenever the contaminants are not trapped by the air filter of the HVAC system, the particulate will accumulate within the duct work as well as on the internal components of the fan coil or the furnace.
Benefits Of Duct Cleaning
Cleaning the duct work will get rid of these contaminants with the following advantages:
- Protect your health by getting rid of possible causes of allergies as well as other respiratory problems.
- Take out the dirt that serves as food for bacteria, dust mites, mold, as well as other microorganisms.
Air Duct Sealing
In houses with forced air heating and air conditioning systems, the ducts are utilized to spread out conditioned air all throughout the house. In a conventional home, however, around 20% of the air that will move through the duct system will be lost because of leaks, holes, as well as poorly linked ducts. The consequence is higher utility bills as well as problems in keeping your home comfortable, regardless of what is set in the thermostat.
A duct system that has been designed well and sealed correctly could make your house more energy efficient, comfortable, and a lot safer. Call DuctWorks Heating and Cooling, Inc. for a quote to sell the duct in your house and enhance the performance of your HVAC system.
Air Duct Leakage Testing
A regular forced air system can lose between 15% and 30% of its minimal capacity through duct losses. The duct systems commonly leak at joints, fittings, register boots, as well as other connections. If these leaks are located outside the conditioned area, large amounts of energy will be lost. A regular duct test needs sealing of the register openings as well as pressure testing the duct unit to a set pressure normally 25 Pascals through a calibrated fan wherein the leakage could be measured. Sealing the leaks could be as simple as coating the joints using mastic to prevent air leaks.
Call DuctWorks Heating and Cooling, Inc. if you are looking for a reliable air duct cleaning service.
DuctWorks Heating and Cooling, Inc
303 Main St
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582