Keeping the air fresh and comfortable in your Birmingham, Alabama, home is of vital importance to both you and your family members. Another concern for most households is keeping their energy bills reasonable throughout the year. Your ductwork can be responsible for losing approximately 20 percent of the energy usage when your system is running. The good news is, with professional duct cleaning you can make sure your ducts are operating efficiently and shave some of the cost off your monthly energy bill. Check out these ways in which a duct cleaning can help save you energy costs.

It Can Detect Leaky Ductwork

During your professional duct cleaning, your HVAC technician will perform a full inspection of your ductwork. They will find any cracks, leaks, or loose sections in your ductwork that can be responsible for wasted energy. After the cleaning, they can seal these areas to allow the air coming from your system to go where it belongs.

It Improves Air Flow

Over time, the dirt and debris can build up in your ductwork and make it more difficult for the air to get through. When this occurs, your system will have to work much harder to be able to push enough air out to get your home to the correct temperature. The improved airflow also will provide you with better air quality and better comfort.

It Makes Your System Run More Efficiently

The debris, dust, and dander that builds up in the ductwork can work its way back into the system if it is not cleaned. This can then build up on the internal component of your HVAC system. If your condenser coils or heat exchanger become built up with dirt and debris, it will cause them to work less efficiently. The harder your system has to work, the higher your energy bills will be.

Find out how a professional duct cleaning can improve the efficiency of your system and lower your energy bills. Contact Skelton Heating, Cooling, & Refrigeration at (205) 289-3413 today to schedule your appointment today.

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