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The Benefits of Duct Cleaning

Customers are often unaware about the benefits of duct cleaning and ask us if it is really necessary. While the answer is different for everyone, we recommend professional duct cleaning if you want to improve indoor air quality or someone in your home suffers from respiratory problems. You will be amazed at the difference that clean air makes in helping your family member to feel better. Brennan’s Heating & Air Conditioning, serving northern Virginia, offers traditional HVAC services as well as duct cleaning services.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

According to the HVAC Inspection, Maintenance and Restoration Association, improved indoor air quality is the biggest benefit of regular air duct cleaning. In the typical North Stafford area home, ductwork can produce up to 40 pounds of dust every year. Some of this dust is released into the air of your home every time you turn on your air conditioner or heating system. You also have to consider that air ducts are an ideal place for bacteria and mold to grow due to the dark and damp conditions inside. If you and your family seems to be getting sick more often, it could be caused by inhaling viruses in the air that originate in your ductwork.

Other contaminants in your air, such as animal dander, cigarette smoke and fumes from cleaning solutions, are also pulled into your home’s HVAC system. On average, these particles are re-circulated throughout your home five to seven times a day. This leads to a build-up of contaminants in your ductwork. The problem is compounded by the fact that you can’t see your ductwork to realize how dirty it really is.

Increase Energy Savings

The United States Department of Energy states that between 25 and 40 percent of energy used to heat or cool a home is ultimately wasted. This is because contaminants that are lodged in your HVAC system cause it to work harder to produce the desired result. Your filters trap some of the dust and other debris but they can’t trap everything. By hiring Brennan’s Heating & Air Conditioning to clean your ductwork annually, you lower your energy costs and improve your health.

Helping You with All of Your HVAC Needs

The service technicians at Brennan’s are happy to answer questions for customers, especially when it comes to proper care of their HVAC system. In addition to regular ductwork cleaning, we also recommend preventative maintenance for both your heating and cooling systems. This is the best way to ensure energy savings for all types of HVAC equipment in your home. To schedule a maintenance appointment, call us today.

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