An infestation of bugs or rodents is something no homeowner wants to have to think about, but no matter how clean you keep your home, the potential for pests to invade your space is always there. Duct sealing your home’s HVAC system is an affordable and effective way to keep pests out.
Pests can pose a threat to your health and the health of your family members. Mice chew through insulation and other property as they gather materials to make nests. They can use your duct system to invade all parts of the house. Even the smallest gap in a vent or duct allows pests to access to your home.
Many pest control products contain dangerous poisons that pose their own threat, especially to pets and small children. Another disadvantage of using pesticides is the chance the animal will crawl deep into the walls or duct system and die there. The foul odor created by the decomposing body spreads throughout the house when the air conditioning or heater is running.
Traps offer another alternative to putting down poisoned bait. You can place traps inside the duct. Check them daily and dispose of any dead pests you find.
Sealing your ducts offers additional advantages beyond just stopping pest infestations. When your ducts are properly sealed, your heating and cooling system will run more efficiently during the winter and summer. Heated and cooled air is distributed evenly throughout the house eliminating hot or cold spots. You can expect to see a decrease in your monthly utility bills because your system does not have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable interior temperature.
If you have a problem with pests, an experienced HVAC technician can inspect your system and identify any leaks in the ductwork. Sealing the system properly provides an effective way to keep mice, rats and insects from getting inside your house. At the same time, your heating and air conditioning system works at peak capacity making your home more energy efficient and comfortable.
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Many people do not realize the importance of air duct cleaning in maintaining their home’s heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Clean air ducts will increase the longevity of an HVAC, and reduce energy costs. It also means there will be less need for dusting and other home cleaning chores. Having an HVAC that is free of dust, equals a cleaner home environment for you and your family.
Clean Ducts Increase Efficiency
Dirt that circulates through your HVAC reduces the efficiency of the system. Lower efficiency is caused by the build-up of dirt on coils and that means the system has to work harder to cool or heat your home. Removal of dirt and debris will increase your system’s efficiency by up to 40% and that adds up to significantly reduced energy costs. It also means that your system will last longer since it won’t have to work as hard to circulate air through your home; air is completely recycled through a dwelling about 5 to 7 times a day.
Improve a Home’s Air Quality
Air duct cleaning can be helpful in maintaining a home’s good air quality. Not only does dust circulate with cooled or heated air, other particulates such as insect debris, pet dander, and mold may become airborne and move through your home with the dust. Such particulates in the air can cause allergy and asthma attacks, especially in people who are particularly sensitive to such substances.
It is especially important to have your air ducts inspected after the completion of remodeling or any kind of construction in the home. Dust caused by construction work may settle in your ducts. This dust can also reduce your system’s efficiency and impact your home’s air quality.
Scheduling HVAC Inspections
Call us right away to schedule air duct cleaning and for all of your other heating and cooling needs. We are available year round for any kind of HVAC repair and maintenance. We also install new systems and can help you select the right HVAC for your needs. Call our customer service personnel to make an appointment or for additional information.