Nearly every home in West Palm Beach has central air conditioning. With summer temperatures easily soaring into the high 90s and beyond, central A/C is the only thing that makes it possible to live comfortably in South Florida. A central A/C system includes ducts, which disperse conditioned air throughout the home. Periodically, you need to have HVAC services in West Palm Beach to clean those ducts.
Why Ducts Need Cleaning
As air moves through ducts, it captures a range of “debris” that also enters the duct system. This includes allergens like pollen, human skin cells that are shed, pet dander and more. Over time, this dust and debris accumulates along the surfaces of the interior of the duct. Two things happen as a result; all the new air passing through picks up little bits of dust and debris and disperses it into your home and second, the interior space of the duct shrinks as the walls get caked with debris. Of course, with regular duct cleanings, the walls never “shrink” to the point where it’s noticeable, but if ducts aren’t cleaned, the efficiency of the A/C system is diminished and will have to work harder to pump air through an increasingly small passage.
Finally, the climate in West Palm Beach is very humid. When you combine moist air inside the ducts with the inherent darkness, what results is a thriving environment for mold. These mold spores then get spewed out through your home’s vents, where your family breathes them in.
In any event, the air quality in the home is greatly reduced. Your A/C system may be spreading allergens and mold into the air you breathe.
How Often Do I Need Duct Cleaning?
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends duct cleaning every three to five years. In South Florida, we recommend a duct cleaning every other year, due to excessive air pollution and the humid, tropical environment.
You work hard to stay healthy. Don’t let dirty ducts compromise those efforts. Contact us today for duct cleaning in West Palm Beach, FL.