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We at Minuteman Heating & Air understand better than most just how important it is to have your air conditioner regularly serviced. When the summer days get longer and longer, you will start using your air conditioner more and more, and even all day and night. A service will give you peace of mind knowing that your unit is less likely to break down. This service will reduce your energy bills as the air conditioner will be running more efficiently.
One of the checks done during the service performed by a technician from Minuteman Heating & Air is an inspection of your air ducts. If they spot signs of mold or that the ducts are covered in layers of dust and dirt, they may suggest that you need a duct cleaning service.
What Else Could the Service Reveal?
There are hundreds of checks done during the service. Air filters, evaporator coils, compressors, and condensers will be checked and cleaned. These are important components that need to be taken care of in your HVAC system, but an equally important check is the inspection of your air ducts.
An inspection will discover the levels of dust and dirt in the ducts, but it will also reveal any damage to the ducts. For most people the ducts are out of sight, you can only see the air vents. Over the years joints could have loosened and even damaged the ducts.
The air will escape through any gaps and into your crawl space. It has been estimated that up to 30 percent of the air conditioner’s energy output is lost in this way. To be clear, that is 3 out of every 10 dollars you spend on your energy bill is wasted. That is a lot of wasted energy and money.
It is not going to be cheap repairing damage, but it will be a good investment as you reduce the energy waste. You may want to consider having a duct cleaning service after the repairs are completed.
Why Do I Need a Duct Cleaning Service in Arlington, TX?
We at Minuteman Heating & Air suggest that you inspect your air filters regularly, if they are dirty then clean or replace them. This will improve the air quantity in your home. If you notice that you are starting to have them cleaned or replaced more often, it may be time to have a duct cleaning service.
Many air ducts contain lots of nasty surprises. Our technicians have discovered the following in air ducts, dust, and dirt, mold and algae, insect nests, and even rodents. It is not a pleasant thought to realize that most of the dust is made up of skin flakes from you and your pets. Removing all these unpleasant items should be a priority if you suffer from any respiratory problems such as asthma or bronchitis.
What Are The Advantages of Having a Duct Cleaning Service?
A duct cleaning service will improve the air quality in your home. The less dust and dirt in your air ducts the less will make its way back into your home. Keeping your air ducts clean is also good for your air conditioner’s health, it was designed to work with clean, obstruction-free air ducts. You will also gain greater energy efficiency.
For example, the dirtier your air filters are the less the airflow blowing over the evaporator coils. A reduction in the airflow means that less heat is absorbed from the warm air and so the cooling effect of your air conditioner is reduced. Warmer air contains more moisture than cold air, so a reduction in the cooling effect will mean that your home is warmer and more humid.
An additional advantage is that the working life of your air conditioner will be lengthened. As the cooling effect is reduced when the airflow is restricted, the other components like the compressor will work harder to overcome this reduction. By working harder, the wear and tear on the components will increase. They could even overheat and burn out, so needing a repair. When the components work harder, they use more energy and up go your bills.
Further advantages include not only improved air quality but a cleaner home all around. All homes gather dust, but cleaner air will mean that you will have to clean and dust in your home less often.
What Is Involved in a Duct Cleaning Service?
If there is enough dust and dirt in your ducts to justify cleaning, you will want to leave the job to a professional duct cleaning service. We advise you not to attempt this cleaning yourself. Cleaning air ducts is not a job for everyone. The ductwork is often in very tight and very dirty crawlspaces, not a job for the claustrophobic, and you run the risk of injuring yourself or damaging the ductwork.
Not every part of the ducts is easy to access, a technician from Minuteman Heating & Air has the right equipment to ensure the safe removal of dust without damaging the ductwork or and are experts at cleaning your airspace safely.
Before cleaning a video camera is attached to a long tube and is used to view all the ductwork, this way the technician can see where mold, pests, or obstructions may be hiding. Several different techniques are available for cleaning ductwork, but the most common method is to hook up a portable or truck-mounted negative air machine to your ducts. This creates a suction force throughout the ductwork. Any hard-to-remove debris is dislodged by an agitation device, like a rotary brush.
The Most Reliable Duct Cleaning Service Company in Arlington, TX
Minuteman Heating & Air has been proudly serving the community of Arlington, TX, for many years. If you find that dust keeps returning quickly after you have cleaned it or you have just had building work completed at your home, this may be a good time to have your air ducts inspected and cleaned. This work could be done in conjunction with the service. If you need any air conditioning service, please call Minuteman Heating & Air, we are always ready to help you.