There are so many things that you need to do as a business owner: pay bills, complete payrolls, keep customers and employees happy and so much more. That’s why it is so easy to forget something simple like having your air ducts cleaned. However, the impact to your business of having dirty air ducts is a bit sneaky. While you may not notice problems overnight, over time commercial air ducts that haven’t been cleaned can have a serious impact on your business.

Clean Air, Happy Workers

Every business owner knows that keeping workers healthy is the key to productivity, but when your air ducts are dirty with excess mold or pollen spores, it’s difficult to keep your employees well. Allergy problems can build up and become more serious, which can have an impact on your team’s health and happiness. Make sure your employees always have clean, breathable air and you’ll not only have a healthier staff, but you’ll likely improve retention rates as well. When your air ducts are clean, you’re not only reducing or eliminating the visible dust and dirt but unseen contaminants such as cleaning chemicals or other byproducts as well. Mold and mildew are known to cause asthma, bronchitis, sinus symptoms as well as migraines and chronic sneezing and wheezing.

When air is flowing freely through your vents, it only stands to reason that you'll need less energy to produce the same heating or cooling effect. Clogged air ducts reduce the flow of clean air that moves through your building, making it harder to heat and cool your space.

Reduce Energy Costs

When air is flowing freely through your vents, you’ll need less energy to produce the same heating or cooling effect. Clogged air ducts reduce the flow of clean air that moves through your building, making it harder to heat and cool your space. Clean ducts are much more efficient and can help reduce your overall costs. If you or anyone in your family has clogged arteries from cholesterol, this is the same concept. It takes more energy to push through a smaller space — or clogged pipes. Clean ductwork can reduce your energy costs up to a whopping 40 percent.

Benefits of Maintenance

Not only will regular maintenance help keep your air clean, employees well and happy and utility bills in check, but it could potentially save you thousands of dollars in the future. Mold can cause serious damage to the systems throughout your building, and by having your air ducts cleaned regularly, you’re disrupting the growth cycle. Mold and mildew colonies can contaminate the entire system, weaken your building’s support structure and cause additional damage to your building. HVAC units tend to accelerate the spread of mold to other parts of the building where it can grow and flourish. Cleaning the units and ducts regularly will help avoid this situation.

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When you’re ready to make the commitment to clean air, contact the friendly and knowledgeable professionals at R&D Mechanical Services, Inc. We can help ensure that your HVAC systems are clean, energy efficient and well-maintained so you don’t need to worry about unexpected system malfunctions that could disrupt your flow of business.