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Anybody who lives in Arlington, TX, knows all about hot, dusty Texas summers. As temperatures rise, homeowners depend on their air conditioners more and more. Air conditioning is a lifesaver especially when temperatures soar above 100 degrees, and often the humidity gets so high that it leaves you feeling hot and sticky.
If your air conditioner breaks down life can get intolerable and dangerous very quickly. If this happens you need the services of a reputable air conditioner company. like Minuteman Heating and Air. We are fully aware of the risks at these dangerous temperatures, and we are on standby 24/7 to help.
As well as an increased risk of heat exhaustion, dehydration, and heatstroke, we also see a deterioration in air quality. When it is hot and humidity levels are high, this is the perfect condition to encourage the growth of dust mites, mold, and fungi in your home.
These organisms can cause serious reactions to people with pulmonary issues like asthma or COPD. We at Minuteman Heating and Air take the improvement of air quality just as seriously as repairing air conditioners on hot summer days and repairing heaters on chilly evenings.
What Can I Do to Improve Indoor Air Quality?
There are a few things you can do to improve your air quality:
- Have a regular air duct cleaning service
- Change or clean your air filters
- Clean around the return air vents
- Use the extractor fan when you’re cooking
- Vacuum your home often, particularly if you have pets
- Be on the lookout for damp spots and watch out for mold growing inside your home
- Do not smoke inside
- If the air pollution outside is bad, keep the windows and doors closed
- Many studies have shown that pollution inside a home can be worse than outside.
You Can Minimize Indoor Pollution by Following The Above Suggestions.
Clean the Air Ducts
Most people have never had an air duct cleaning service. To be honest, if your air conditioner is working fine, it is not something you think about. It has been calculated that on average over 40 pounds of dust, dirt, and pollen collects in the air ducts in any home per year.
Removing that massive amount of dirt and debris in the air ducts means your air conditioner will run more efficiently, use less energy, and will be subjected to less wear and tear. Also, it will have a longer useful working life. Not to mention your home air quality will be improved.
Signs That You Need an Air Duct Cleaning Service
Air ducts are dark and dank places and can be breeding grounds for growing mold and mildew. This is a sure sign that you need a duct cleaning service. If you can see dust particles being blown out from your AC unit, then call us for an affordable air duct cleaning service.
Cleaning the air ducts is not a job for the faint-hearted. The ducts are often located in confined crawl spaces, which are usually very dirty. You need to wear protective clothing and masks to avoid breathing in all that unpleasant dust and debris. You could dislodge more dust into your home or damage the air ducts themselves. Worse still, you could injure yourself. It is a job best left to a trained technician from Minuteman Heating and Air, who are experts that complete these jobs quickly and safely.
How to Keep Your Air Ducts Clean After the Service
The best way to keep your air ducts clean is to stop dirt and dust from entering the air conditioner in the first place. This is best achieved by cleaning or replacing any dirty air filters regularly. The dirtier the air filter is, the more dust and dirt will be left behind in the air ducts.
If you have your air conditioner regularly serviced, it is going to run more safely and efficiently. Your air conditioner will use less energy after the service and will provide you with peace of mind during the hot summer months in Arlington, TX and the AC will be less likely to break down. Your air conditioner will also receive a spring clean, further improving air quality. if you have not had had an air duct cleaning service before, this may be a good time to think about having one.
What Are the Benefits of Having Clean Air Ducts?
With the removal of dust from your air ducts, you’ll breathe cleaner air. This greatly benefits everyone, especially those with breathing difficulties. After a duct cleaning service, the air filter will not get as dirty and won’t need changing as often.
This will mean that other components in your air conditioner will work more efficiently. For example, a clean air filter will not restrict the airflow over the evaporator coil, so more heat will be absorbed from the warm air increasing the cooling effect.
Less dirt will also mean that the evaporator coil will not get as dirty. A layer of dirt on the coil will reduce the rate of heat transfer between the warm air and coolant in the coil. The less dirt that accumulates on the other components in the air conditioner, the less chance they will overheat, burn out, and need replacing. After the air duct cleaning service, less dust will circulate around your home making it a cleaner place.
Minuteman, Offering the Best Duct Cleaning Service in the Lone Star State
For anybody in Arlington, TX who suffers from a respiratory condition, their quality of life will improve after having their air ducts cleaned and their air conditioner serviced by Minuteman Heating & Air, they will be breathing cleaner air. To further improve air quality Minuteman, suggests that you have a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter installed. This will remove nearly all the dust particles from the air. Of course, everyone will enjoy cleaner air. Breathe in cleaner air in your home by scheduling service from Minuteman Heating and Air now!