Is your HVAC system ready to help you beat the summer heat? If you’re not sure, early summer is the perfect time to ensure your air conditioner is up to the challenge. At Dust Doctors, we know how critical a high-functioning A/C system is during summer. We also know that routine duct cleaning is an essential measure in maintaining the overall efficiency of your HVAC system.

Below, we’ve broken down how duct and A/C cleaning help improve system performance, so you can enjoy a cool, comfortable home all summer long.

Enhances Air Flow Through Ductwork

For your air conditioning system to perform as efficiently as possible, it must be able to force air through the ductwork with as little resistance as possible. Unfortunately, even a thin layer of dust and particulate matter creates extra friction within the duct, decreasing the efficiency of the airflow.

In the average home, it takes approximately two years for interior duct buildup to affect overall airflow, so if you’ve never had professional duct cleaning, your ducts are long overdue.

Reduces Strain on Your A/C Unit

The dirtier your ducts and return vents are, the harder your A/C system must work to cool your home. Because your air conditioner continually recycles the same air, if your ducts are dirty, that air repeatedly picks up dust and other particles as it passes through the ductwork. It then pushes those particles into the filter, where many of the larger ones become trapped, impeding efficient airflow.

As the filter and ducts become dirtier over time, the system must continue maintaining a constant indoor temperature — it just has to work doubly hard to do so. And unfortunately, long-term strain on the unit typically causes premature breakdown.

A/C Cleaning & System Performance

In addition to duct cleaning, A/C cleaning is an essential measure in improving the overall performance of your HVAC system. Because the vast majority of residential condenser units sit outside the home (typically on the ground), outdoor debris can clog the system if it’s allowed to accumulate unchecked. In some cases, unchecked buildup of dirt, leaves, and other debris can even cause premature system failure — definitely not ideal in the dead of summer!

Mold and mildew can also proliferate in outdoor condenser units without routine cleaning, especially if the unit resides in a particularly moist or humid area. To prevent fungal buildup within your A/C system while maximizing system performance, we highly recommend both annual A/C cleaning and A/C coil cleaning for optimal results.

Dust Doctors: Your Twin Cities Source for Quality Duct & A/C Cleaning

At Dust Doctors, we’re committed to helping Twin Cities homeowners breathe cleaner indoor air. Through comprehensive duct cleaning, A/C cleaning, furnace cleaning, and annual maintenance plans, we help you properly maintain your HVAC system so you and your loved ones can breathe easier at home. To schedule your appointment, or request your free service quote, feel free to give our team a call at 651-319-9777. You can also get in touch with us via our contact form, and a member of our team will be in contact with you promptly.

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