Air duct cleaning is one of the best things that you can do to save money in your home or office. Twenty five to forty percent of the energy used for heating and cooling is wasted by an underperforming system. The dirtier your system is, the harder it is for it to do the job of heating, or cooling, your home or office. Fiberglass filters do help but the United States Environmental Protection agency (EPA) states that they are only about seven percent effective in removing mold spores, viruses, bacteria, and other allergens.
Imporatnce of Indoor Air Quality
Statistics show that the average person spends eighty to ninety percent of their time indoors. Considering that the air you breathe while indoors flows through the heating and cooling system, it is no surprise that indoor air quality should be a serious health concern. Air duct cleaning can not only make you feel better, but can save you money on medical expenses.
The Cost of Dirt Air Ducts
The direct expenses that can be attributed to dirty air ducts is a rise in your heating and cooling bills. If you have a dust buildup one sixteenth of an inch (the thickness of a dime) on the coils in your heating and cooling system, this can increase your operating cost by twenty one percent. If heating and cooling accounts for an average of thirty percent of your electric bills, the cost of an inefficient heating and cooling system adds up remarkably quickly.
Say your average monthly electric bill is $150.00. 30% of that would be $45.00. If you need air duct cleaning performed and you are losing 21% of your heating and cooling capacity, your monthly savings would be approximately $9.50 per month or $115.00 per year. This is based on a $150.00 a month electric bill, many pay much more than this.
The Convenience of Clean Air Ducts
Air duct cleaning is neither intrusive nor does it take a lot of time. If you consider the monthly savings on your utility bills and the added health savings you can glean from breathing cleaner, healthier air. It only makes sense to call Duct Vac Northwest today!