Why You Should Have Your Ducts Cleaned Before Summer

January 18, 2021

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Air ducts can collect dirt and spread it through your home each time you turn on your air conditioner. Living in Florida, you most likely run your AC a lot, meaning a greater chance of contaminants spreading through your home’s air. We recommend regular duct cleaning to remove all the filth and help improve your indoor air quality while extending the useful life of your cooling system.

Even better, you can have your ducts cleaned before the really hot summer months hit and you start increasing your AC use. Having clean ducts, especially before the summer when you use your AC the most, is so important for the following reasons.

It Improves the Efficiency of Your AC

Dust, dirt, pollen, and even pest droppings can reduce the energy efficiency of your air conditioning unit, as the air in your home is filtered, cooled, and recirculated by the AC system. When your air filter becomes clogged, your AC unit has to work harder to pull enough air into the system, resulting in low airflow through your vents and high energy bills. Getting your air ducts cleaned (and keeping up with filter changes) can help prevent air filter clogs and help reduce the risk of excessive wear and tear on your AC.

It Improves Your Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air can be up to six times more polluted than outdoor air. Most AC filters are designed to remove these particles, which is why regular filter changes are critical. Unfortunately, if the filter is old or clogged, those particles can move into your air ducts, where they form a coating of filth that can be recirculated through the air and inhaled by the occupants.

It Extends the Life of Your AC

Having your air ducts cleaned and your air conditioner regularly repaired and maintained by the Hopkins team can extend your system’s useful life. When you have your air ducts cleaned regularly, you are preventing clogging issues that can cause the unit to work harder, use more electricity, and wear out faster.

At Hopkins Air Conditioning, you can count on us to thoroughly clean your air ducts before summer starts to make sure your AC runs efficiently, your air is clean, and you’re cool and comfortable in your home. To set up a duct cleaning service, reach out to us today.

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