While most homes have attics, not all of them are cleaned on a regular basis. For the most part, attics are only used for storage, which usually leads to the buildup of dust and clutter. You may think this isn’t a problem since it’s out of sight, but if you want to improve the efficiency of your heating and central air conditioning unit, you need to keep your attic clean. Here’s are the benefits of doing so:
Your indoor air stays clean. It’s important that your home’s indoor air stays clean throughout the year. This can be achieved by keeping your attic clean, thus preventing dust from building up. If left unattended, mold and mildew will grow when it becomes humid, and could then end up in the air where they can make their way into your HVAC unit and clog the filter. When this happens, it forces your unit to work harder to pump more air, which consumes more energy than necessary.
Your attic stays rodent-free. This is another benefit you’ll see when you keep your attic clean. Leaving your attic cluttered and dirty can invite unwanted rodents and pests that can damage its inner structure, especially the insulation. When this happens, you can lose as much as 30 percent of your home’s heat during the winter months. This isn’t very efficient because it forces your heating and air conditioning unit to work harder than it should.
Your insulation doesn’t get compromised. Insulation is installed in your attic to slow the flow of heat and prevent it from leaving your home. This is especially useful during the winter when you use your furnace, but if you neglect to clean your attic, your home won’t be able to retain heat as effectively as it should.
Whether you’re looking for a trusted technician of heat pumps or AC units, M & M Heating & Air Conditioning Service Co. is the company to count on. Call us today at (209) 952-6580, or you can reach us online to schedule your maintenance service.