If you own a commercial building, having your air ducts cleaned may not currently be at the top of your priority list. However, annual air duct cleaning should become a critical part of your regular HVAC maintenance, as air ducts that are not cleaned can collect dust, dirt, and debris, and can become breeding grounds for mold and bacteria. These contaminants can then be spread throughout your building when your system is running, which can negatively impact the health of your employees and can even lead to Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). In addition to creating a healthier, safer work environment, here are a few of the other benefits regular air duct cleaning can provide.
Improve Your Building’s Smell
Has your building been plagued by an unpleasant, musty smell lately that you can not seem to place? If so, this is an indicator that your building is long overdue for HVAC maintenance and air duct cleaning. This musty smell is likely the result of dust, mold, fungus, and other debris and pollutants that are collecting in your HVAC system and being spread throughout your building. Air duct cleaning can remove these contaminants and help restore a fresh smell to your building.
When your air ducts are dirty, this can actually have a negative impact on the productivity of your employees. Exposure to pollutants and mold can aggravate allergies, causing people to feel tired and slowed down, and the cold-like symptoms that sick building syndrome can cause may result in employees taking more sick days than normal. Having your air ducts cleaned will ensure a fresh environment within your building that fosters maximum productivity.
When your air ducts become excessively dirty, this can also make it harder for your HVAC system to run properly. Reduced airflow through your system can cause it to work harder to heat/cool your building properly, which can result in higher energy bills. Additionally, when your system has to work harder, this puts an additional strain on its components which can reduce your HVAC system’s life expectancy. Regular air duct cleaning is then a critical investment in your HVAC system.
Contact us to learn more about the additional benefits air duct cleaning can provide to your commercial facility.