Protection from the elements. It ranks second on the hierarchy of things you need to survive, just after oxygen. 

You’re probably not an expert survivalist who could last a year in the Alaskan bush with nothing but a hatchet, but you understand the necessity of shelter all the same. That is why you have a house!

Your home’s roof and walls protect you from the elements. So too does its HVAC system: that thing that spares you the grief of living in the Sioux Falls, SD area, where the record high temperature is 110 °F and the record low is -42 °F.

Preserving your HVAC system’s efficiency is indispensable to your survival – or at the very least, your comfort. It will make your heating and cooling systems more effective at their jobs. It will extend their lifespans, and reduce their risk of needing emergency repairs. It will also save you money!


The Benefits of Duct Cleaning

It is recommended that you have your ventilation ducts professionally cleaned every three to seven years (or more frequently if you have asthma, allergies, shedding pets, or messy kids). Doing so will remove the dust, pollen, dander, mold and other debris that dirty up your furniture and carpeting, cause unpleasant odors, and irritate your sinuses.

But removing all that dust and debris doesn’t just promote better cleanliness and health. Let’s take a closer look at why duct cleaning will make your life better by enhancing your HVAC system’s efficiency.


Duct Cleaning Preserves HVAC Equipment

The dirtier your heating and cooling systems’ moving parts become, the more heat and friction they generate: two forces that are guaranteed to harm any mechanical component. By cleaning your ducts regularly, you are preventing those sensitive components from premature wear and tear.


Duct Cleaning Prevents Repairs

Naturally, prematurely worn out components will require repairs. You’re not alone if you don’t savor the thought of having to hire an HVAC technician. In addition to requiring more frequent repairs, a dirty HVAC appliance is destined to have a shorter lifespan. You’re especially not alone if you don’t want to purchase air conditioners and furnaces more often than you have to!


Duct Cleaning Saves Money

When a heating or cooling appliance’s moving parts become dirty, they also become less effective at their jobs. This forces the appliance to expend more energy to produce the same result, which in turn leads to something every homeowner dreads: higher energy bills.

The dirty ducts themselves are also a problem. When dust and debris accumulate on the interior walls of a duct, they effectively make it narrower. Blowing air through restricted ductwork requires HVAC appliances to expend more energy, which shoots yet another cannonball through your energy bills. It also accelerates wear and tear on the appliances themselves, which is certain to send them into early retirement.


Sadly, all the duct cleaning in the world can’t make an HVAC system last forever. Sooner or later, you’re bound to need professional HVAC services. But you’re in luck! If you live or own commercial property in the greater Sioux Falls area, then Haugan Heating & Air Conditioning is standing by to keep your heating and cooling systems running like clockwork. Contact us today for all your residential and commercial HVAC needs!