The decrease of the volume flow leads also directly to the next point, the generation of costs by dirty ventilation ducts. In order to compensate for the decreasing air supply, the flow rate of the blower is often increased. While this measure may help to restore adequate air exchange, the amount of energy consumed by the ventilation system increases significantly. These costs are particularly noticeable in larger ventilation systems, such as in factories or office buildings. And this applies both to ventilation systems that transport cool air and to ventilation systems that blow warm air into the rooms. From 1990 to 2016, the energy consumption for cooling rooms by HVAC systems has increased by an incredible 82%. Given such a figure, it quickly becomes clear that a well-cleaned and efficient system is a necessity.
Last but not least, fire safety is also an important factor that speaks for the cleaning of ventilation systems. Depending on the installation situation, ventilation systems need to be cleaned from time to time in order not to cause a fire by clogging. Examples of this are dryer vents. Anyone who has ever observed the cleaning of such a dryer vent knows how much filth can accumulate in a ventilation duct. Therefore regular cleaning is a must.
The question of whether to leave the cleaning of the ventilation system to an expert or to take care of it yourself cannot be answered here. Depending on the installation situation, budget and degree of pollution, one or the other option may be considered. Experts often offer the possibility of a camera inspection to show that the cleaning was urgently necessary and successful. This way it can be excluded that your ventilation system is in any way a danger to your health or a money guzzler.
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