Many companies are constantly searching for ways to conserve energy and money each year, but often a major source of waste and money loss happens right above their head. Especially now during winter when many commercial facilities will turn up the heating system to try to keep their employees warm. But when the air ducts throughout a building go without regular ductwork cleaning services they can build up with dust and other debris; which can cause the system to run less efficiently. In fact, according to the EPA, a buildup of just 0.42″ of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease of efficiency of 21%. This is why it is important for a building’s HVAC system to be cleaned regularly.
If the system is dirty it will increase the load and stress on the whole system, causing parts to break down and wear out faster. Not to mention the repair costs for commercial duct work can be costly, and having to replace even parts of the system can cost thousands of dollars. However, commercial duct cleaning services improve airflow within a building, allowing your facility’s HVAC system to run more efficiently, and help reduce the risk of fire in HVAC Systems, especially in manufacturing facilities where combustible dust is present. By performing duct cleaning services on a regular basis it helps lower the load on the system, keeping it operating longer. And not only will a clean HVAC system run more efficiently, but it will improve the indoor air quality you and your employees breathe.
The industrial HVAC system recirculates air, and in the middle of winter with all the windows and doors closed means air movement inside is much lower and only a percentage of the air is fresh. A dirty ductwork is the perfect breeding ground for mites, mold, bacteria, viruses, and other poisons that are toxic to the environment. If workers are breathing in these contaminates on a daily basis, this can lead to health problems, low morale, and decreased employee efficiency. Increasing the indoor air quality for the people in your building will help to decrease company losses from illness or inefficient employees.