Most people know their air conditioner and heating system must be maintained annually to ensure the units function as efficiently as possible. Also, routine maintenance will allow the HVAC tech to detect a minor problem before it escalates to something more severe and expensive to repair. Although most homeowners prioritize regular maintenance, many forget about the air ducts.
The air ducts in your Mansfield, TX home are designed to deliver the heated or cool air from the unit to the vents. Problems with the air ducts can cause various issues, and it’s best to hire an air duct cleaning service to maintain the ducts. If you’re unsure if this service is worth the money, you should understand the benefits of having the ducts cleaned every three to five years.
#1 Better Air Quality
Up to five pounds of dirt, dust, and debris can accumulate in the air ducts in just one year. When you run the heater or air conditioner, the debris in the ducts will circulate in the air, affecting the air quality. Fortunately, an air duct cleaning service can send a tech to clean the ducts and eliminate the debris, improving your home’s air quality.
#2 Your Family’s Health
Breathing in the debris from the air ducts can affect your family’s health. The debris in the air ducts can cause your family to develop allergies and respiratory issues. If a family member has a chronic lung or respiratory condition, poor air quality will worsen their symptoms and condition.
An air duct cleaning service can send a tech to clean the debris from the ducts, improve the air quality, and ensure your family remains healthy.
#3 Mold Detection
Your air ducts are hidden behind the walls, under the floor, or above the ceiling, so they’re very dark. When it’s humid in your house, condensation will form in the ducts, creating the perfect breeding ground for mold.
Mold in the air ducts will create a foul odor in your home when the heater or air conditioner runs, which is the least of your problems. When the HVAC system runs, mold spores will circulate in the air, creating a health hazard. Mold exposure causes various health issues, including:
- Allergy symptoms
- Chronic headaches
- Burning in the eyes, nose, and throat
- Skin rashes
- Respiratory issues
If anyone in your household has a chronic respiratory or lung issue, mold exposure will worsen their symptoms and condition.
An air duct cleaning service in Mansfield, TX, will send a tech to clean the ducts and check for the presence of mold. If they find any, an antimicrobial fogger will eradicate the mold, eliminating the risk of mold exposure.
#4 Keep Your Energy Costs Down
When large amounts of debris accumulate in the air ducts, it will obstruct the airflow from the vents, affecting your home’s temperature. The heater or air conditioner will have to work harder to keep your home comfortable and consume more energy, causing your energy bills to increase.
An air duct cleaning service in Mansfield, TX, can clean the ducts, removing the obstruction, allowing adequate airflow, and keeping your energy costs down.
#5 Extend the Lifespan of Your HVAC System
When large amounts of debris obstruct the airflow and the heater or air conditioner has to work harder to keep your home comfortable, the extra work will put excess strain on the unit. If the problem persists, it can decrease the HVAC system’s lifespan, and you’ll need to replace it sooner than necessary, which is a significant investment.
Fortunately, hiring an air duct cleaning service every three to five years will extend your heater and air conditioner’s lifespan.
#6 Infestation Detection
Your air ducts are a great place for mice to build their nests. The ducts are dark, quiet, and close to a food and water source. You usually won’t know there’s an infestation in the ducts unless the mice make a lot of noise, and a rodent infestation can be hazardous to your family’s health.
Mice carry diseases such as hantavirus, which can be passed through their waste. When the heater or air conditioner runs, the waste will circulate in the air, putting your family at risk for hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, which is fatal if not treated.
An air duct cleaning service will inspect the ducts for signs of a rodent infestation while cleaning the air ducts and will remove the waste. You’ll also need to hire an exterminator to eliminate the infestation.
#7 You Have Pets
Pets are excellent companions, and they’re cute, but they leave their fur all over the house. When your pet sheds, the fur will end up on the floors, furniture, bedding, and your clothes. The fur can also get into your air ducts, creating a health risk. If you have a breed that doesn’t shed, they will still shed dander, which will get into the air ducts. When the air conditioner or heater runs, the fur and dander will circulate in the air, causing allergy symptoms and respiratory issues.
An air duct cleaning service can remove the fur, dander, and other debris from the ducts, improving your home’s air quality, and ensuring your family’s health.
Call Minuteman Heating & Air
If you’re overdue for an air duct cleaning service or have never had the ducts cleaned, call Minuteman Heating & Air. We’re a full-service HVAC company with many years of experience.
Our licensed technicians are professionally trained, have the knowledge and expertise to install, maintain and repair heating and cooling systems, and have excellent customer service skills.
If you have a heating or air conditioning problem that can’t wait, we provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Your comfort and safety are our top priority, and we’ll get a tech to your home as quickly as possible to solve the problem.
To schedule an appointment to have your air ducts cleaned or for any other HVAC service, give us a call today.