The weather in and around the Tucson area can be hard on HVAC systems. Scorching days, occasionally chilly nights and blowing desert dust and dirt all take a toll. Dirt and dust, in particular, can significantly impact your heating and cooling system in a number of ways. Here are a few important reasons you should keep your HVAC system clean:
Dirt Can Compromise Your Efficiency
If they’re left unattended for a long enough period of time, the mechanical parts that power your HVAC can become clogged with enough dirt to impair their proper function. This causes them to work harder to achieve the same results and ultimately costs you money on your utility bills. That’s why the Environmental Protection Agency suggests that having your HVAC components cleaned is a good way to save money and boost efficiency. Dust can also clog your ducts, restricting airflow and further compromising your system’s ability to heat and cool effectively.
Dust May Lead to Poor Air Quality
Believe it or not, indoor air quality is often far worse than outdoors. One of the biggest reasons for this is an HVAC system that doesn’t properly filter out dust and other particulates. An HVAC system that allows these fine particles to pass through into the air you breathe could result in a greater risk of allergies, respiratory illnesses and other ill health effects. If you suspect that dust is affecting the air quality inside your home, one way to be sure is to conduct an indoor air quality assessment.
To learn more about how you can avoid the negative effects of dust in your home, check out Oasis Air Conditioning & Heating’s duct cleaning services or call 520-201-3577 to speak with a helpful representative.