Getting Your Ducts in a Row
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a home with central heating can lose up to 60% of its heated air before it even reaches the vents. The culprit? Ducts not being well-connected or properly insulated. Examining your ducts will not only keep you cozy this winter, but it will also save you some major moola on your heating bill. Another helpful hint when it comes to your ducts, clean them out! Most of us abide by the out of sight, out of mind rule of thumb, but just because you can't see the gunk in your ducts, doesn't mean it's not there. Getting your ducts vacuumed every few years will remove accumulated dust and animal hair so you can breathe easy again.
Do You Air Ducts Need To Be Cleaned?
Indoor air quality is five times worse than outside air (even with our "brown cloud" in Denver). Pets or children can bring extra dirt into your home and bring about the need to have your ducts cleaned more often. If you have allergies or other respiratory problems, you may be more susceptible to poor indoor air quality. Is your furnace or a/c working harder than it needs to? Dirty air ducts can cause the system to work harder than it needs to. This can waste energy and cause premature wear and tear on the furnace fan. Do you have excess dust in your home? If so, it may be time to look inside your vents. If you think of all the space occupied by the vents in your home it could add up to as much as an extra room in your home. If this extra room has never been cleaned or dusted, think about all the air which first blows through this dirty room before it reaches the rest of your home, and your lungs! If you are wondering what is in your homes vents call Colorado Duct Cleaning for a free video inspection of your air ducts and get a free price quote on improving your indoor air quality. Colorado Duct Cleaning Denver Duct Cleaning