Why Duct Cleaning Is Important During Cold Weather

You want to make sure your ducts are clean all year in order to make the air in your home as healthy as possible. However, it’s even more important to do so when the weather turns frigid. The recent bitterly cold weather in the Chicago area has highlighted the need for regular duct cleaning, and if you need this service, the professionals with One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Elk Grove can help.

Avoid an Unpleasant Surprise

Duct cleaning is especially important when the weather is cold because insects and vermin seek the warmest places they can find. Unfortunately, in many instances, that means seeking refuge in a home’s ductwork. If these unwanted visitors die in your ducts, the effects can be unpleasant at best and potentially even unhealthy. If your ducts are not cleaned regularly, their decomposing bodies can stay for years. Not only can this lead to rancid odors in your home, it could also compromise the health of your home and your family. That’s why you need to call an expert to check your ductwork to make sure you don’t have to suffer this fate.

Other Benefits

There are obviously several other benefits of having duct cleaning performed regularly, no matter what time of year it may be. Here are a few of the more important ones.

  • Reduction of mold – If mold is allowed to accumulate in your home’s ducts, that can lead to a potentially dangerous situation. You may not have any idea that mold could be growing in your ductwork, so the only way to find out is to have your ducts thoroughly cleaned.
  • Reduced energy bills – In order for a heating and cooling system to work at peak efficiency it needs to freely distribute air. Dirty ducts block airflow, making your system work harder than necessary. This, in turn, uses more energy and makes your bills skyrocket.
  • Reduced repair needs – A harder working heating and cooling system also increases the risks that you’ll need repairs. Clean ducts can help substantially increase the lifespan of your equipment.

Don’t take a chance that dirty ducts could be affecting your air quality. Call American Comfort’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning at (847) 744-9447 or contact us online to schedule duct cleaning in your home. How has your home benefitted from regular duct cleaning? Share your story by clicking one of the social media buttons on this page.

American Comfort One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning provide HVAC services for the cities of Elk Grove Village, Roselle, Park Ridge, Schaumburg, Chicago, and the following cities in Illinois.