Commercial duct cleaning is the solution to your company’s energy and air quality problems. The top benefits of commercial duct cleaning include energy conservation, increased cost effectiveness, and improved indoor air quality (IAQ).
According to the U.S. Department of Energy 25 to 40 percent of energy used in heating and cooling is wasted. Dirt and debris build up in your HVAC system substantially reduces airflow, causing your system to work harder to produce the same heating and cooling results. This inefficient use of energy is due to the presence of contaminants such as microbial growth, bacteria, and other particulates. These contaminants cause your HVAC system to work harder and limit the life of your system. Despite the use of air filters, your heating and cooling system ducts still accumulate contaminants through normal use. Keeping your air ducts clean ensures that your HVAC system will run at maximum efficiency.
In a study conducted by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) to show the benefits of commercial duct cleaning, reconditioning a 30 year old HVAC system lead to energy savings of over $40,000 in a single year. Having a clean system continues to save energy as it reduces the system workload, provides better dehumidification capacity, and eliminates an environment for fungal or bacterial growth in the ducts, coils, and pipes.
Equally important as optimizing your systems energy and cost efficiency is managing the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your facility. Air filters work to preserve air quality, but systems that are not properly cleaned provide breeding grounds for airborne contaminants. Having your HVAC system properly cleaned can reduce air contaminants such as dust, pollen, dander, insect remnants, bacteria, and microbial growth.
Air contaminants in your HVAC system may also be caused by rodent or insect infestation, storm or flood damage, water infiltration, fire and smoke damage, mold, construction or remodeling particulates. HVAC surfaces can collect smoke, moisture, gaseous emissions and other contaminants, creating IAQ problems beyond natural bacterial growth. Fire and water damage can negatively effect your HVAC system and further necessitate a system reconditioning.
According to the American Lung Association, over 42.6 million people suffer from asthma or allergies. Poor IAQ poses health risks to all, and particularly those 42.6 million who are most effected by air contaminants. Reconditioning of HVAC systems will greatly improve IAQ, providing a safer and healthier atmosphere. Higher levels of IAQ will provide a more comfortable work environment and enhanced work effectiveness.
Commercial duct cleaning offers a solution to many problems you may not even know you have. It is important to protect the lifespan of your system, and ensuring that your system is properly cleaned is the first step. Resulting in increased energy efficiency, maximum energy savings, and increased IAQ, commercial duct cleaning is an important part of the safety and efficiency of your business.