With winter en route already, it’s best to start preparing for it now.
If you look back at the coldest day that North Carolina has ever seen, you’ll shudder at the mere thought! After a record-breaking drop to -34.6 Fahrenheit in 1985, there’s no telling when the weather will take a turn for the worse.
Therefore, you need to prep your home as best as you can. You don’t want your family to shiver in the cold because of a faulty heating system, do you? This includes checking the ductwork so your home remains warm and toasty, even on the chilliest days.
Here’s why a ductwork inspection is important for the coming season.
Lower Winter Energy Expenses
Everyone wants a warm lounge to come back to after a long day of work during winter, but no one wants to pay high utility prices for this luxury.
A lot of people are under the impression that high energy bills are normal. Well, guess what? That’s not how it has to be.
You can cut down on your energy bills by getting your ducts inspected. A clogged duct will require the use of more energy to push conditioned air through it. This shoots up your energy consumption. A clear passageway is more efficient and less energy-consuming.
It’s normal for dirt and duct to accumulate over time because the air traveling through carries these contaminants. All you have to do is get your ductwork inspected regularly.
Freshen Up Your Home Before Winter Break
The atmosphere in your home should not only be comfortably warm, but it also needs to be clean and hygienic. Your HVAC system has a major role to play in keeping the air clean and fresh.
Dirty ducts are the culprit behind the circulation of unhygienic air indoors. You can tell due to the telltale stale, musty odor after a while. This is not just a health risk, but also an unwelcoming start to the winter break.
In order to maintain a clean environment, you need to check your filters often and get your ductwork inspected by a professional.
Don’t just bid farewell to fall by raking fallen leaves clear from your driveway; give the air a deep clean as well.
Extend Your Heater’s Lifespan
Energy expenses are already a major chunk of your monthly budget; you don’t want them to pile up by having to invest in a new HVAC system. But that might become a necessity if you keep ignoring your ductwork.
Setting up a timeline for the regular cleaning of your ducts can cut down your utility expenses. It maintains your HVAC in prime condition and also catches any faults early on.
Not to mention, you don’t need a duct cleaning as frequently as every month. A thorough inspection every few years is more than enough.
If your ducts haven’t been inspected in the past decade, come to us. We offer HVAC maintenance and ductwork inspection in North Carolina.