Reasons to Clean Your Ducts
By keeping your commercial air ducts on a regular cleaning maintenance program, you improve both the efficiency and life of your HVAC unit. When ductwork accumulates dirt, it may also overload filters, which can cause the air handler to work harder. It also contributes to the blockage of proper air flow in the reheat coils as well as the commercial HVAC system’s terminal boxes.
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) conducted a field test to measure various air conditioning units’ performance before and after duct cleaning. While there were a number of factors that contributed to each unit’s ability to function, which included “how dirty the system was, [cleaning accessibility], and geographical area,” cleaning the units “made significant improvements.” Duct cleaning alone accounted for an average increase of 6.9% performance upgrade.
Improved Air Quality
Air ducts can collect contaminants and allergens over the course of time. These impurities are then pulled into your HVAC system, and it’s then re-circulated through the system and into the air you breathe. The dust and debris are released through the supply registers.
Although a buildup of dust and debris doesn’t necessarily mean your business’s air is unhealthy, it may contribute to serious health issues that can cause problems for people with autoimmune disorders, respiratory ailments, and environmental allergies. Contaminants can lead to an unhealthy indoor environment if certain conditions are left untreated. At its worst, an air duct system can accumulate mold. With our humid climate, South Florida can be particularly susceptible to mold issues. There may also be evidence of rodent or insect infestation.
Remove Unpleasant Odors
By keeping your commercial HVAC system’s ductwork free of any pollutant buildup, you also maintain an odor-free environment. Unpleasant odors may linger inside the ducts where the contaminants have built up, but they are also circulated throughout your building in a continuous flow.
ACL Cleaning Systems has performed a variety of HVAC systems cleaning projects in many different facilities. Some of the businesses we’ve assisted include manufacturing facilities, universities, schools, hospitals, and office buildings. We can help improve the air you breathe at work with commercial duct cleaning.