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Dust Piling Up? Air Duct Cleaning Could Be the Solution

July 6, 2023

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Your home should be a safe space. However, if your air ducts are dirty, the air inside could be more polluted than the air outside. Your home’s air ducts play a crucial role in maintaining air quality and comfort within your living space year-round. They circulate warm or cool air throughout your home as an essential component of your HVAC system.

Let’s investigate the benefits of regular air duct cleaning. Here is the 101 on the importance of cleaning your air ducts:

Breathe cleaner

Many people are unaware of the hidden dangers and contaminants lurking in their air ducts. Over time, your air ducts accumulate dust, pet dander, pollen, mould spores, and other allergens. As your HVAC system runs, it disperses these pollutants across your home, resulting in poor indoor air quality. This can trigger allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems.

You will significantly improve the air quality within your home by investing in air duct and furnace cleaning services. Clean air ducts mean cleaner air to breathe for you and your loved ones. This reduces the risk of respiratory issues and enhances your overall well-being.

Save on energy bills

Blocked and dirty air ducts can reduce the airflow in your HVAC system. This can cause your system to consume more energy in order to maintain the desired temperature. As a result, your energy consumption increases, leading to higher utility bills — without you even realizing it!

By scheduling regular air duct cleaning, you can remove the accumulated debris, allowing air to flow more freely through your system. This ensures optimal performance and efficiency, reducing the strain on your HVAC system and saving you money on your energy bills.

Investing in air duct cleaning with a Rümi professional is a smart decision for your air quality and your wallet. It's a choice that'll pay off in the long run.

Extend the lifespan of your HVAC system

At Rümi, we know that your HVAC system is a significant investment in your home. Regular maintenance and cleaning are essential to the overall lifespan of your home, and your HVAC system is no different. Over time, dust and debris can build up within the air ducts, causing blockages and reducing airflow. This forces your HVAC system to work harder, leading to increased wear and tear.

Cleaning your air ducts can prevent unnecessary strain on the system, improving its efficiency and prolonging its lifespan. It's also cheaper than repairing or replacing your HVAC system early, saving you money in the long run.

Pro-tip: Using the correct furnace filter can also impact the efficiency of your furnace and extend its lifespan. Be sure to check your user manual for the manufacturer’s suggested minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV). MERV ratings from 8-11 are ideal for most homes. However, higher-rated filters allow less air to flow through and can force your furnace to work overtime.

Extra-pro pro-tip: A Rümi Home Protection Plan can help manage repairs and expenses around the home. Check out our Home Systems Protection Plan today. Need a little more coverage? The Whole Home Protection Plan combines the benefits of the Home Systems Protection Plan with the benefits of the Appliance Protection Plan, giving you whole-home peace of mind!

Knowing when to clean your air ducts

Now that you understand the importance of air duct cleaning, you might be wondering how often it should be done. The frequency of air duct cleaning depends on various factors. These factors include the size of your home, the number of people (and golden retrievers) living there, and environmental conditions.

As a general guideline, you should clean your air ducts every three to five years. However, certain situations may warrant more frequent cleaning. If you have pets, allergies or notice a significant accumulation of dust or mold in your home, it is advisable to clean your air ducts more frequently. You should also prioritize air duct cleaning after home renovations or if you suspect a pest infestation.

Consulting with a Rümi professional can help you determine the ideal cleaning schedule for your home’s specific needs! All our experts meet (or exceed) Rümi’s rigorous safety standards.