You’ve probably heard about the many benefits of duct cleaning service every few years to remove accumulated dust, pollen, pet dander, and other materials. Having your ducts cleaned by Minuteman Heating & Air has unexpected benefits as well, because we’re your HVAC experts in Grand Prairie, TX. While we’re cleaning, we’re also inspecting, testing, and making notes, and the end results can be very beneficial for your heating and AC performance, efficiency, and longevity. All that from a thorough, professional clean out of your home’s ducts! It’s just one of many ways we take care of your comfort by addressing air quality as well as temperature, making your castle safe and comfortable!
Duct Integrity Is Essential
In addition to cleanliness, your ducts need to be tight to support proper airflow in your home. During our duct cleaning service, we’re able to observe any defects in your ductwork, making notes for you to follow up with for improved performance. In most homes, ducts are made of a variety of materials, so you may experience issues with flexible ducts routed through crawlspaces and attics where they can’t normally be seen. Sometimes, ducts even become disconnected, which our technicians might discover as part of a diagnostic visit for airflow and room temperature issues. When we clean your ducts, you’ll have the advantage of a clear pathway to improving airflow, comfort, and energy efficiency as well.
HVAC Equipment Relies on Air Pressure in Your Ducts
Static and dynamic pressures are critical for operation of your Grand Prairie, TX heating and cooling. They’re characteristics of your ductwork that affect airflow and also the performance of your equipment as it delivers cool and warm air. When we install new AC equipment, for best performance we need to make sure that the ductwork’s pressure values match those needed by the new unit for best efficiency and longest service life. Duct cleaning service helps keep the ducts clean and performing well, and also identifies any flaws in the ductwork that can result in pressure problems that affect performance and efficiency. It’s a very technical concern, but properly addressed, you’ll see benefits in your operational costs and the lifespan of your investment. Duct pressures also play an important part in making sure that what comes out of your vents in each room is well-balanced and flows properly to distribute comfort.
What Are Duct Dampers?
Does your ductwork have dampers? If so, our duct cleaning service will encounter them. They’re hidden inside your ducts, so you might not even know if you’ve had no reason to investigate. Some are manually controlled, and the adjustment levers are often hidden deep in insulation wrapped around the ducts. Others are automatically controlled by your HVAC system, which means they are vulnerable to failure from control system problems or mechanical failure. Dampers adjust airflow within your complex duct system, helping to balance airflow and make sure that each room is reaching the desired temperature. Some people try to simulate airflow balancing by blocking vents or intakes, but that has its own problems and complicates airflow management in unexpected ways. Dampers can be quite convenient if they’re adjusted right and, if automatic, when they are operating properly. During duct cleaning service, we can identify the presence of dampers and check their condition, and our technicians can follow up with proper testing of automatic dampers. You’ll likely see quite a difference if there are any damper problems found and corrected.
Checking and Balancing Room Airflow
Air balancing is a service that ensures that each room has proper airflow, keeping all parts of the room at the proper temperature and avoiding hot and cold spots. It involves managing the delivery of cool and warm air, but also focuses on air intakes and vents in each room. Our duct cleaning service addresses any buildup in the vents and intakes and nearby ducts, and there is usually a substantial amount due to dust in the room and disruption of the airflow that allows depositing of debris. Once we’ve cleaned the vents and intakes, we’ll also identify any obstacles nearby that could be affecting airflow, a critical part of air balancing. Sometimes it’s a floor vent covered with clothes or even a pet who enjoys the warmth, or an intake that’s blocked behind furniture. Even a ceiling-level vent can be disrupted by tall shelving that blocks airflow and slows the distribution of air. As our duct cleaning service covers your home’s HVAC system components, we’ll uncover any problems that can often be easily addressed to increase comfort and performance.
Precision Cleaning That Doesn’t Leave a Trace
In addition to careful cleaning throughout your ductwork, reaching areas that only experts are even aware of, and performing inspection and pressure testing with professional skill, we pay careful attention to cleanliness. Our duct cleaning service uses special techniques to keep your home clean while we’re working to clean your ducts, lifting and removing layers of material to provide better, cleaner airflow. We leverage seal and vacuum techniques used to avoid dust movement in industry, and remove material in containers that don’t present a risk of dispersal in your home or even outside. It’s important to have your ducts cleaned regularly and remove the material, and our professional team takes transporting it away seriously as well.
With a new perspective on the benefits of our duct cleaning service, we look forward to your business keeping your ductwork clean. Maintaining air ducts contributes to the overall performance of your HVAC system in Grand Prairie, TX. At Minuteman Heating & Air, we work to make sure every service you get from us, as well as the quality equipment we install, provides a host of benefits to you and your family. From heating and cooling to breathable air and energy efficiency, we look forward to making your life at home more enjoyable, especially during our hot Texas summers! Call today to schedule our expert HVAC care.
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