How Cleaning Your Vents Can Save You Money

How Cleaning Your Vents Can Save You MoneyThere are countless hidden areas in your home that you probably don’t clean. Hidden from view and easily forgotten, they just don’t receive the same attention or care as the living room carpet or your kitchen counters. The vents and ducts that are in your home are easily the most neglected areas when it comes to cleaning, yet you can save money by taking the time to get the dust and dirt out of these fixtures.

Understanding how the HVAC Works

The HVAC system in your home works by rotating air through the home. It enters a room through a supply vent and is pulled back into the system through the return air vent. As the air moves across the room, it naturally picks up dust, allergens and other contaminants. Moving through the vents, some of these contaminants will settle and line the ductwork. Some is captured by the filter, and some of it will pass through and enter the main living area again. Additionally, allergens and dust that line your ducts can be disturbed by vibrations in the walls or the furnace turning on. When this happens, the air can pick up allergens that have been in place for months and bring them back into the home.

The Airflow is Critical

The airflow of your HVAC affects how well the system runs. When the airflow is choked off, the HVAC unit will strain to operate. This drives up the cost of utilities as efficiency is compromised. If the limited air persists long enough, then it can damage the unit and lead to costly repairs or premature failure. This also costs you money as your repair expenses steadily rise.

Cleaning Vents to Save Money

When you vacuum a room, take a few minutes to vacuum the supply and return air vents. Use the upholstery attachment to clean off the grate. A few times a year, remove the grate cover completely and use the hose to reach down into the duct and pull out as much dust and dirt as possible. This is particularly important on the return air vents. In addition to vacuuming the vents regularly, you should also install new air filters on a monthly basis.

Better Air Quality and Better Health

Cleaning the vents does more than just help you save on utility bills and appliance repairs. It also improves the indoor air quality of your home. With fewer allergens in the air, your seasonal allergies will recover more quickly. As you remove the dust and dirt, family members with respiratory problems won’t struggle as much to breathe. Your home will smell cleaner and feel more welcoming, and that’s priceless.

If you’re thinking that you just don’t have time to clean the air vents, you’re not alone. Most people have neither the time nor desire to handle this chore on their own, but 1st Class Cleaning is happy to take care of it for you. We can make it part of our regular cleaning program if you choose to schedule recurring cleanings. With our help, you’ll save money on utility bills and breathe a little easier. Contact us online or call directly at (800) 309-7881 to schedule your cleaning service today.

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