16 Dec The Benefits of Commercial Air Duct Cleaning
Dirty air ducts can lead to various issues at your building and for your employees. And because air ducts aren’t particularly easy to maintain, building owners tend to neglect their responsibilities and allow dust and dirt to accumulate within the ducts, which can lead to a whole host of negative consequences.
The best way to ensure your air ducts are clean and your HVAC system can operate at full capacity, is to schedule regular commercial air duct cleaning. To help you understand why it’s so essential, here are eight benefits of hiring a team of professionals to carry out commercial air duct cleaning at your property.
Makes Cleaning Easier
If you allow dust, dirt, and debris to accumulate within your air ducts over time, your job will be a lot more difficult and time-consuming when you come to clean it. What’s more, neglecting the source of the dirt and failing to stop more dirt from entering your ductwork will naturally make things worse in the long run.
Because the innermost parts of air ducts are difficult to access for regular cleaning, it’s best to contact a commercial cleaning company to perform a deep clean of your ductwork to ensure all stubborn dirt and debris is removed.
Boosts Energy Efficiency
Given the high costs associated with operating and maintaining a commercial property, it’s safe to say that all building owners would like the opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of their properties if given a chance. And regular commercial air duct cleaning will ensure your building is much more energy efficient.
This is because the removal of dust, dirt, and debris enables your air ducts and HVAC system to operate as expected without drawing on additional energy. The bottom line is that when your ducts are clean, your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the desired temperature within a building.
Decreases Symptoms Felt by Allergies
For people with allergies, dust, dirt, and pollen in the air that is then circulated within a building can cause skin irritation, breathing complications, and various other symptoms that make them feel uncomfortable. The HVAC system in your building sucks various pollutants inside the system and continues circulating them until they’re cleaned.
It’s important that you maintain and regularly clean your air ducts and remove any harmful pollutants and potential allergens that can harm your employees. Even for those without allergens, breathing in dust and debris regularly is bad for your health.
Improves the Health & Wellbeing of Your Entire Workforce
Although we’ve touched on this above, it’s worth explaining it in more detail. If your employees regularly breathe in contaminated or dirty air, it will affect their health and wellbeing in the long run. If your employees remain with you for long periods of time, they may suffer serious health repercussions as a result.
As an employer, you owe it to your staff to provide a healthy environment in which to work, based upon the requirements outlined in the Health & Safety at Work Act. If you neglect your responsibilities, it can lead to the ill health of your staff and potentially claims made against you in the future.
Enhances Employee Productivity and Morale
Although it’s only likely to be subtle, dirty air can have a negative effect on the productivity and morale of your workforce. Inferior air quality can cause people to suffer from headaches and various other ailments, which ultimately disrupts productivity and can reduce the efficiency of your entire workforce.
What’s more, employees are likely to spend time worrying (and complaining!) about dirty ducts, which is time that could be better spent on more productive tasks. It’s within your company’s best interests to keep the air ducts in your building clean, and the morale and productivity of your employees will increase as a result.
Protects the HVAC Equipment
It stands to reason that dirty air ducts are bad news for your HVAC equipment. If your air ducts are dirty, your HVAC system has to work much harder to regulate the internal temperature of the building. Not only does this increase your energy bills, but it also increases the wear and tear of your system.
People who neglect the cleaning and maintenance of their air ducts usually have to fork out more in repair bills and find themselves having to source replacement parts for their HVAC system. But by regularly cleaning your air ducts, you will reduce the workload of your HVAC system and are likely to save yourself money as a result.
No matter where your building is located, mould is likely to grow on the internal surfaces of your air ducts. Mould is a particular problem in areas of high humidity, but the circulation of both warm and cold air through your ducts can cause mould to appear in any situation. As you may be aware, mould is dangerous to the health of your employees.
Not only does it negatively impact the air quality in your building, but mould can also complicate pre-existing health conditions and lead to eye itchiness, skin irritation, and even breathing difficulties. If you leave mould untreated, you risk the health and wellbeing of your employees and will circulate contaminated air around the rest of the building.
Eliminates Unpleasant Odours
Buildings with dirty and unmaintained ductwork tend to smell stale and damp as a result of the inferior air that passes through the system. Depending on the nature of your business, fumes from your production process or warehouse can also circulate, which further adds to the unpleasant odour of the building. It goes without saying that this is unpleasant for the people who work in the building every day.
Regularly cleaning your ductwork ensures that the air circulating within is fresh, and you will ensure that your staff don’t have to suffer each day from unpleasant odours greeting them as they get to work.
Air duct cleaning isn’t something that you should ignore. Dirty ducts can cause so many issues within your workplace and for your employees and ultimately cost you money. Also, when your air ducts are dirty, your HVAC system has to work much harder to regulate the temperature of your building, which will also cost you money in energy bills and ongoing repairs as a result.
Deduct specialises in cleaning and maintaining air ducts to ensure your HVAC system can work to the best of its ability. We clean air ducts for various clients in the UK and are happy to take on a range of projects to ensure your building’s air is clean.