While we often think of the air here in Hawaii as very clean and fresh, the truth is that any outdoor air can carry dirt, debris, pollen, and other particles in it that you do not want to breathe in your home. Additionally, those living and working in your home also produce particles that fill the air with debris or dust. These sources of poor air quality from inside the home could include:
- Viruses and bacteria
- Mold and mildew
- Bugs or insects
- Hair or other pollutants
While the filters in your air conditioner or HVAC systems should trap many of these contaminants, some particles will always get by the filters and get into your ductwork. Over time, more and more pollutants can work their way into the ductwork. This is especially true if you living or working in apartments, senior living facilities, commercial buildings, or other buildings where there are many people and pets.
Reasons to have your ducts cleaned in Hawaii
For residents of Hawaii, you may wonder if it is important to have your HVAC system and ductwork cleaned regularly. In short, the answer is yes. Duct cleaning helps improve air quality, increase the quality of life for those living and working in the building, and keeps your HVAC systems running smooth.
- Indoor air quality
One of the main reasons homeowners in Hawaii investigate having their ductwork cleaned is to maintain a high level of indoor air quality. The air pulled into the HVAC system is recirculated several times each day, meaning the contaminants are recirculated in the system. This can quickly cause a build-up of dander, pet hair, pollen, or other pollutants. Dirty ducts may be pushing these pollutants throughout the home, instead of removing them from the air.
Your heating and cooling system is one of the main energy users in your home. If it is not running at max efficiency, it could be using more energy than needed and costing you as the homeowner more money. Regularly cleaning the HVAC system and ductwork helps to maximize the efficiency of the system, so your heating and cooling systems do not need to work harder. This leads to fewer breakdowns or replacements, and more money back in your pocket.
One by-product of poor indoor air quality is the health of those living in the home. If the air is full of pollutants, residents may notice more related issues, such as exacerbated allergies or more frequent sickness. Good air quality helps keep those living in the home healthy.
While home to some majestic animals and beautiful scenery, Hawaii is also home to different types of pests, including ants, centipedes, cockroaches, mosquitoes, insects, and rodents. These pests can get into your ductwork, causing additional problems for your HVAC system. Regularly cleaning your ducts helps prevent pests from moving in.
- Home cleanliness
Because your HVAC system re-circulates the air in your home several times a day, if the ductwork is dirty, it could be blowing dirt, debris, or dander around your home, causing more of a mess. Homes with pets may notice this more than others, as pet hair is one of the main pollutants in the home. If your ductwork is dirty, it is more likely that this pet hair or other debris is being spread around your home, instead of trapped in the filters.
Professional duct cleaning
While there are many DIY tips for your home, cleaning your own ducts is not one of them. Always be sure to hire a professional duct cleaning service to inspect and clean your heating and cooling system.
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