How a Clean Attic Helps Your HVAC System

Out of sight, out of mind–this is the attitude many homeowners tend to take when it comes to their attic, but there are actually many benefits to keeping your attic clutter-free. For one, it lessens the risk of fire, creates better conditions for storage and keeps pests away.

Did you know that a clean attic can be very beneficial to your HVAC system? In today’s post, HVAC repair specialists from Stone Heating and Air explain these benefits.

Clean Attic Helps Your HVAC System

Cleaner air. A neglected attic will accumulate dust, dirt and debris over time. These irritants will eventually make their way into your air ducts and travel to different rooms in your house, endangering you and your family’s health.

Easier access to pipes and wiring. HVAC systems need periodic maintenance, and keeping things tidy will give HVAC maintenance companies easier access to pipes, electrical wiring and air ducts. Since attics are a favorite space for storage, try keeping your stored items in boxes away from HVAC components.

Rodent-proofing. A dirty, cluttered attic will encourage nasty pests to nest there. Rodents and other creepy crawlies can chew through your insulation and other important heating and air conditioning components, leading to costly repairs.

Lower energy bills. A healthy attic is a key factor in the overall energy efficiency of your home. Warm air from the rest of your house rises up to the attic, so it should be regularly inspected for damage like holes and cracks to prevent heat loss. A home with many ways for warm air to escape means that your HVAC system will have to work harder, leading to a shorter service life and higher utility bills.

If you want to have heating and air conditioning work done, look no further than Stone Heating and Air. We’re a trusted heating and air conditioning company with a proven track record of integrity and quality workmanship. Give us a call at (541) 855-5521 or fill out our contact form for all your HVAC-related concerns.

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