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Can Cleaning Your Portland/Vancouver Air Ducts Save You Money?

Posted on by Better Air Northwest

Businesses and homeowners alike are always looking for ways to save on their energy bills. There are many things you can do to achieve this, including setting your thermostat to conserve energy, installing a new HVAC system and weatherizing your home for both the heat and the cold. Did you know that cleaning your ducts could also help you save money on your energy bill, as well?

When your air ducts get dirty, your air conditioning system tends to get overworked, which means it’s not running as efficiently as it could be. That means it’s expending more energy than necessary, which means your bill will be higher. What happens is that all the built up dust and debris impedes the air from flowing freely through your ductwork, so your HVAC system will have to run longer.

According to EnergyStar.gov, by simply cleaning and sealing your air ducts you could improve your HVAC system’s energy efficiency by as much as 20 percent. Meanwhile, built up dirt and debris in your air ducts can also get into the different operating components of your HVAC system, which could damage them and lead to expensive repairs. By keeping your air ducts clean you can avoid these kinds of problems and the expensive repair bills that come with them.

If you need your air ducts cleaned or sealed then please contact us at Better Air Northwest or give us a call at 360-852-6212 in the Vancouver area or at 503-208-8351 in the Portland or Beaverton area.

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