Have you noticed that when your HVAC system turns on, visible dust begins to blow and you start sneezing? These problems are usually signs that your ductwork has gathered a lot of dust and that a professional duct cleaning is in order for your Jacksonville home. Your ductwork can gather all sorts of contaminants that can adversely affect both you and your HVAC system, and simply cleaning the registers with a vacuum doesn’t remove them. A professional duct cleaning from a company like J&W Heating and Air + Plumbing not only removes the contaminants, it helps your entire system breathe easier, so call us today.

Types of Contaminants

Your ductwork can be a great hider of many things. As we mentioned above, dust and dirt are two of the main contaminants you’ll find, but there are others, including mold and mildew, debris, and even vermin droppings or nests. Every time your HVAC system starts a new cycle, these contaminants blow directly into your home – something no homeowner wants. And if you have allergy sufferers in your home, these contaminants can make your indoors an allergy-laden nightmare.

Benefits of Professional Duct Cleaning

Clearly one of the main benefits of having your ducts professionally cleaned is the removal of contaminants, but there are other just as important benefits worth noting:

  • Better energy efficiency – your HVAC system needs a specific amount of airflow to keep it running optimally; many things can cause airflow restriction, including excessive build-up in your ductwork. When the airflow is restricted, your system has to work harder to compensate for the problem, which can increase energy usage. Cleaning your ductwork allows your air to move freely, which helps reduce energy usage.
  • Less stress on your system – when your HVAC system has to work harder, it doesn’t just use more energy; it’s also under stress. Excess stress can cause malfunction, breakdown, and premature aging of your system.
  • Improves comfort levels – a clean ductwork system delivers the correct volume of air to your home, which helps improve comfort levels.

Having clean ductwork is good for both you and your HVAC system. It’s recommended that ductwork is cleaned every 3-5 years, so if it’s been that long or longer since you’ve had a professional duct cleaning in Jacksonville, call J&W Heating and Air + Plumbing today to schedule an appointment.

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