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Regular maintenance is essential if you want to extend the system’s lifespan. Routine maintenance is also important if you want your system to function as efficiently as possible. Many people have their system maintained regularly; however, the air ducts are often overlooked.
The air ducts are designed to deliver heated or air-conditioned air from the system to the vents located throughout your Arlington, TX home. Over time, dirt, dust, pet dander, and other debris can clog the ducts, creating multiple issues in your home, which is why it is essential that you have a duct cleaning service performed regularly.
If you think that it isn’t worth the time and money to have this service performed, you should understand how the service can benefit your home and family.
#1 Improved Air Quality
The windows need to be closed when your heater or air conditioner is running; therefore, you breathe the same air that constantly circulates from the air ducts. If your ducts are dirty, the debris will circulate through the air, which can be hazardous to your family’s health. Breathing in dirt, dust, and other debris can cause allergy symptoms and respiratory issues.
If you have a duct cleaning service performed in your home, the debris will be removed, improving the air quality in your home and will keep your family healthy.
#2 Eradicate Mold
The air ducts in your home are hidden; therefore, they are dark. In addition, the humidity in the air can create condensation in the ducts. Because darkness and dampness create the perfect habitat for mold, it is essential to have a duct cleaning service performed regularly.
Mold in the air ducts can be hazardous to your family’s health. When the heater or air conditioner is running, mold spores will circulate through the air. Breathing in mold spores can cause allergy symptoms, respiratory issues and can weaken the immune system, making it difficult to fight off infection. If someone in your home has a chronic lung or respiratory condition, breathing in mold spores can worsen their condition.
During a duct cleaning, an HVAC tech will inspect the air ducts in your home for mold. If there is mold in the ducts, the tech can use an antimicrobial fogger to eradicate the mold.
#3 Save Money On Your Energy Bills
What large amounts of debris build up in the air ducts, the airflow from the vents will be obstructed. Without adequate airflow, your heater or air conditioner will need to work harder to keep your home comfortable. The extra work will cause your energy bills to increase.
After a duct cleaning, the airflow will be restored, and your energy bills will decrease.
#4 Extend the Lifespan Of Your HVAC System
As mentioned above, clogged air ducts will restrict the airflow from the vents, causing your heater and air conditioner to work harder. When your HVAC system works overtime, it can decrease the lifespan of the system. Replacing your existing HVAC system can cost between $5,000 and $10,000, which is a significant investment.
If you have a duct cleaning service performed, the airflow won’t be restricted, and your HVAC system won’t have to work overtime. This will protect your HVAC system, and it will last longer.
#5 Air Duct Inspection
Cracks or leaks in the air ducts in your Arlington, TX home can cause problems. The heated and air-conditioned air will escape before reaching the vents, making it challenging to keep your home at the desired temperature. Also, the restricted airflow will cause your energy bills to increase and can decrease the HVAC system’s lifespan.
During an annual duct cleaning service, the tech will inspect the air ducts for damage. If the ducts are damaged, the tech can make the necessary repair, improving the airflow and can prevent the problems associated with reduced airflow.
#6 You Have Pets
Cats and dogs make excellent pets, but their fur can do a number on the air quality in your home. When your pet sheds, their fur can end up in the air ducts. If you have a breed that doesn’t shed, they will still shed dander that could end up in the air ducts. When your HVAC system is running, the fur and dander will circulate in the air, which can cause allergy symptoms and respiratory issues.
If you have a pet, having a duct cleaning service performed regularly should be a priority. An HVAC tech can clear the fur and dander from the air ducts in your Arlington, TX home, ensuring the air is safe for your family to breathe.
#7 Recent Home Renovation
If you just finished renovating your home, or just a room or two, you should schedule a duct cleaning as soon as the construction crew has gone.
The construction will create large amounts of sawdust and drywall dust, which will end up in the air ducts. When your HVAC system is running, the construction debris will circulate through the air, which can be hazardous to your family’s health. In addition, the debris will land on the surfaces in your home, and you will need to clean your house more often than usual.
During a duct cleaning service, the tech will remove the construction debris from the air ducts, improving your home’s air quality and appearance.
Why Choose Minuteman Heating & Air?
If you are due for a duct cleaning service and want to work with the best HVAC company around, call Minuteman Heating & Air. We are a full-service HVAC company that has been serving customers in the area for years and have earned an excellent reputation in the community. We are an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau and have a 5-star rating on Google.
Our techs are professionally trained and are required to receive ongoing training. HVAC technology is constantly evolving, and we want our tech to be able to repair the newest models,
To schedule an appointment for a duct cleaning service or any other HVAC service, give us a call today.