How Much is Your Dirty Ductwork Costing You?

What uses the largest amount of energy within your home or office? It’s your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit. Resourcing between 30-50% of all of your monthly energy bill, it’s important to take a closer look at what really makes this system work and operate at peak performance. Since most systems are used every day, it does not take long for the systems to get dirty and become contaminated with dirt, dust, and air born particles. Even brand new systems in brand new homes can become highly infiltrated with particles during the construction phase. A contaminated system not only leads to poor indoor air quality but it can make reaching an ideal temperature very difficult and very costly. The key to efficiency and productivity with your heating and cooling system is airflow. Increased airflow means better performance. Any part of the system that has become contaminated such as the filter, coils, or blowers restricts the airflow and increases your costs. One key culprit sure to be a trouble maker in your home is the duct work. What causes dirty ducts? Leakage. When the duct work is not sealed properly, the flow on either the return or supply side becomes dirty. The average home leaks out 30% of their heating and cooling through the ducts. This amount is staggering given that this one system accounts for 50% of your total bill. The solution to this simple problem is to have a certified technician perform a comfort checkup on your home. Not only will your air ducts professionally inspected and cleaned, but the leaks will be sealed preventing unneccsary airflow and contamination into indoor air environment. In addition your vents, registers, blower, and coils are also thoroughly cleaned and returned to peak performance condition. The average mildly contaminated home or office can see an instant savings of 11% from one cleaning. Homes or offices that had heavily saturated systems can see a much larger savings in their first bill after the cleaning. A clean system improves your indoor air quality and can reduce maintenance costs while extending the life expectancy of your heating and cooling system. The real question is not how much are your dirty ducts costing you, but rather how much will it cost you not to have your ducts cleaned? Call Spencer Air Conditioning and Heating today at (972) 446- COOL (2665) and let us schedule your comfort checkup today.