We at Minuteman Heating & Air understand better than most just how important it is to give your air conditioner or HVAC a regular service. If you live in Mansfield, TX you know how hot and humid it can get during a long hot Texas summer.
Temperatures can reach over one hundred degrees, with humidity levels to match. You are likely to be using your air conditioner all day and night, for long periods of time. During this prolonged use, your unit will be more likely to break down and need repair.
That is why we at Minuteman Heating & Air recommend that you have your unit undergo regular maintenance from one of our highly trained technicians. A service will give you that extra peace of mind knowing that your unit is less likely to break down. This service will also reduce your energy bills as the air conditioner or HVAC will be running more efficiently.
One of the checks done during the service performed is an inspection of your air ducts. If one of our technicians spots signs of mold or that the ducts are covered in layers of dust and dirt, they may recommend that you have a duct cleaning service.
What Happens During a Service?
Many checks are done during maintenance from Minuteman Heating & Air. An inspection will be made of air filters, evaporator coils, compressor, condenser, and furnace if you have one. They will all be cleaned as well as the insides of your air conditioner or HVAC. Coolant levels will also be checked and topped up if they are found to be lower than needed.
The service will pick up on any problems and allow you the chance to have them remedied on the spot. This reduces the chance of a breakdown and the need for an expensive call-out for a repair. Another check performed during any maintenance is an inspection of your air ducts if you have any. The levels of dust and dirt in the ducts along with any damage that has occurred to the ducts and joints will be reported back to you.
Over time the joints could have loosened and left gaps allowing any warm or cool air to escape. The same will be true for any holes left by damage. Studies have found that up to 30 percent of the air conditioner or HVAC’s energy output gets lost in this way.
You are wasting 3 in every 10 dollars and all you are doing is heating or cooling the crawl spaces. The bill for repairing damaged ducts is not cheap but will be recovered in lower energy costs. You may also want to consider having a duct cleaning service after any repairs are completed.
Do I Really Need a Duct Cleaning Service?
The air filters remove dust, dirt, pollen, and other debris from the air that you breathe in your home in Mansfield, TX. We at Minuteman Heating & Air suggest that you inspect your air filters regularly and replace or clean them if they are dirty. How often you do this will depend on many factors, but a home with several pets will have to replace air filters more often than a home without any pets.
How dirty your air ducts are will also impact how often you replace air filters and the quality of the air you are breathing in your home. If you find you are starting to have them cleaned or replaced more often, it may be time to have a duct cleaning service.
Where does the dust in your air ducts come from? Well, most of it is made up of skin flakes from you and your pets, not a pleasant thought is it. There can be many other surprises lurking in the ducts, our technicians have found the following in air ducts: mold and algae, insect nests, and even rodents. Removing these items should be a priority if you suffer from any respiratory problems such as asthma or bronchitis.
The Advantages of Having a Duct Cleaning Service
After a duct cleaning service, the air quality in your home will improve, because less dust and dirt in your air ducts will make their way back into your home. The efficiency of your air conditioner or HVAC will improve now that the air ducts are clean and obstruction-free.
Your air filters will be cleaner too, meaning more warm air is blown over the evaporator coils. The coils are now able to absorb more heat from the warm air, increasing the cooling effect. Less dirt will make its way onto the coils reducing any dirt layer on them.
This also improves the efficiency of your unit, as any dirt layer acts as an insulator, reducing heat transfer between the warm air and coils. Another improvement you will notice is a reduction in humidity, this is because the more heat extracted from the warm air, the less moisture remains in the air.
The improved efficiency will result in the working life of your air conditioner or HVAC being lengthened. There will be less wear and tear on each component as they will be working less hard. This reduces the risk that the components will overheat and burn out. Your energy bills will be smaller as a result.
A duct cleaning service will also result in a cleaner home. Cleaner air will mean that you will have to clean the dust in your home less often.
What Is Involved in a Duct Cleaning Service?
Before cleaning a video camera on the end of a long tube is used to view all the ductwork, this way the technician can see where any mold, pests, or obstructions may be hiding. A portable or truck-mounted negative air machine is connected to your ducts, creating a suction force in the ductwork. Any hard-to-remove material is dislodged by an agitation device, like a rotary brush.
The Most Reliable Duct Cleaning Service Company in the Area
Minuteman Heating & Air has been proudly serving the community of Mansfield, TX, for many years. Whatever, your air conditioning and HVAC requirements, we have trained technicians available 24/7 ready to come to your aid. Give us a call whenever you need affordable options and trustworthy expertise when it comes to your HVAC system!