3 Ways Clean Air Ducts Improve Your Commercial Property
Most people are good about cleaning air ducts at home, but oftentimes, they forget that air ducts in commercial properties need attention, too. If your workplace has high-efficiency HVAC filters and your air ducts are properly cleaned, you’ll benefit from safe and healthy air and an efficient and long-lasting HVAC system. You’ll only need to have it done every three or four years, and it will greatly improve your commercial property or workplace environment!
Pests, Mold, and Contaminated Air Quality
Why do air ducts need to be cleaned? It’s mostly due to a buildup of dirt and dust, and in some cases, mold and pests. Over time, dust can accumulate in the ducts and cause hazardous materials to be blown back into the building. High humidity levels or water leaks, if they’re undetected or not quickly fixed, will cause mold. Another common issue is when critters start infesting your air ducts. They live and die in your air ducts, leaving behind debris. All of these things can cause allergic reactions, respiratory issues, and overall poor working conditions.
Here are the 3 ways that clean air ducts will improve your commercial property:
1. Healthy Air Quality
If you’re noticing your work-space is dustier than usual, it’s more than likely from inefficient air filtration and ducts. Having your air ducts cleaned properly and checked on a regular basis ensures this won’t happen. When everything is cleaned, you’ll notice less dust and fresher, more breathable air.
2. A more reliable, efficient HVAC system
When your air ducts aren’t clean, your system has to work harder to compensate. If there’s excess dust or debris near the motor, air can’t move quickly and easily throughout the air duct system. A clean HVAC system means efficiency. We recommend that you have your air ducts cleaned right before summer. A clean system will give you the best air conditioning to help you beat the summer heat, and possibly save on energy bills.
3. Great HVAC component lifespans
Just like any other type of machinery or device, HVAC components will last longer if they’re properly taken care of. Any dust and debris can cause your machines to overwork, causing excess wear and tear and potentially costing your business a lot of money in repairs and replacements.
So, can you take care of the cleaning yourself? Short answer: No.
The longer answer to that question, or the full explanation, includes the level of care it takes for your HVAC systems.
Without the proper equipment and experience, you will potentially do more damage that help. When you hire your local HVAC professional, he or she can bring in the right equipment and thoroughly clean every part of your air duct system.
Depending on the size of your building, there are two ways the system can be cleaned. For smaller buildings, a large hosed vacuum is attached to the company’s truck and it sucks up all the debris from the ducts. For larger buildings, portable equipment is usually used. This provides more freedom to move around the large property.
Has it been a few years since your last duct cleaning? Contact your CMC Corporate Solutions today!