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Most homeowners know that regular HVAC maintenance is essential. Maintaining the HVAC system in your Arlington, TX home regularly will ensure the system is running as efficiently as possible. In addition, routine maintenance can reduce your energy bills and extend the HVAC system’s lifespan. Finally, if the HVAC tech detects an issue with the system, it can be repaired, preventing a breakdown when you need your HVAC system the most.
While many homeowners regularly maintain their HVAC systems, some neglect the air ducts, which are an essential part of the HVAC system.
The air ducts are designed to deliver heated or cool air from the HVAC system to the vents in every room of your home. The best way to maintain your air ducts is by having a duct cleaning service performed regularly.
If you are worried that the service isn’t worth the time and cost, you should consider the ways this service can benefit your home and family.
#1 Improve Your Home’s Air Quality
In just one year, up to five pounds of dirt, dust, and debris can clog the air ducts in your home. When the HVAC system runs, the debris will circulate in the air, affecting the air quality in your home. When your family breathes in this debris, they can develop allergy symptoms.
A duct cleaning service will remove the debris from the air ducts, improving the air quality and keeping your family healthy.
#2 Mold Detection
It is not uncommon for mold to grow in the air ducts. The ducts in your home are dark, and the humidity in your home can cause condensation, which is the perfect environment for mold growth. Because the air ducts are hidden, you cannot check for mold growth. The only symptom of mold is a moldy smell when your HVAC system is running.
Mold in the ducts can be harmful to your health. When the system runs, mold spores circulate through the air your family breathes. Breathing in mold can cause allergy symptoms, respiratory issues and can affect your immune system, making it harder to fight infection. If you or a member of your household has a chronic lung or respiratory condition, breathing in mold spores can worsen the condition.
If the HVAC tech finds mold during the duct cleaning service, they can use an antimicrobial fogger to eradicate the mold and prevent future mold growth.
Having your ducts cleaned regularly will keep your family healthy and your home smelling fresh, making it well worth the fee for the service.
#3 Detect Damage
The air ducts in your Arlington, TX home are hidden under the floors, behind the walls, and above the ceiling; therefore, you won’t be able to tell if they are damaged. If there is a crack or break in the air ducts, the heated or cool air will escape before reaching the vents, reducing the airflow.
Without adequate airflow, your HVAC system will need to work harder to keep your home comfortable.
#4 Saves Money
Although there is a fee for a duct cleaning service, the money you can save by having the service performed will cover the cost.
If debris has built up in the ducts or the air ducts are damaged, it can obstruct the airflow, causing your HVAC system to work harder to keep your home comfortable. When your system has to work harder, your energy bills will increase and reduce the system’s lifespan.
Having a duct cleaning service performed regularly will ensure adequate airflow, saving money on your energy bills and HVAC equipment.
#5 Eradicate Rodent and Insect Infestation
The air ducts in your Arlington, TX home are dark and quiet, making them a perfect home for insects and rodents. If you have insects or rodents living in your air ducts, it can affect the air quality in your home. The pests will leave waste containing harmful bacteria in the air ducts that will circulate in the air when your HVAC system is running, putting your family’s health at risk.
A duct cleaning service will rid the ducts of pests and their waste, ensuring the air in your home is safe for your family to breathe.
#6 You Have Pets
Pets are a great addition to any family, but their fur can be a problem. Cats and dogs shed, and their fur will end up in the air ducts. If you have a breed that doesn’t shed, they will still shed dander that will end up in the air ducts.
When you run the HVAC system, the fur and dander will circulate in the air and can cause allergy symptoms. If you have pets, you should have a duct cleaning service performed regularly. The tech can remove the fur and dander, and your home’s air quality will improve.
#7 You Clean More Often Than Usual
Are you dusting, sweeping, and vacuuming more often than usual:? Do you find that your home gets dirty faster than normal? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your air ducts could be to blame.
When large amounts of debris build up in the ducts, it will circulate in the air, landing on the surfaces in your home, requiring more frequent cleaning.
If you have a duct cleaning service performed regularly, the debris will be removed, and your home will stay cleaner longer.
Why Choose One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Fort Worth?
If you are due for a duct cleaning service, contact One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Fort Worth. We opened our doors in 1988, and many of our customers have been loyal customers for as many as 20 years.
We are a full-service HVAC company, and our techs are professionally trained, skilled, and NATE certified. We also require our techs to receive ongoing training, allowing them to stay up-to-date with the latest HVAC technology. We want our tech to know how to install, maintain and repair the newest HVAC models.
If you have an HVAC issue and we aren’t in the office, don’t panic. Your comfort is our top priority, which is why we offer emergency service. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To schedule an appointment for duct cleaning or any other HVAC service, give us a call today.