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The air ducts in your Arlington, TX home are responsible for delivering heated or cooled air from your HVAC system to the vents throughout your home. It is easy to forget about your air ducts and neglect them because they are hidden from sight. It is recommended that you have a duct cleaning service performed every year. If you aren’t sure whether an annual duct cleaning is worth the cost or the time, you should consider why it is essential to have it performed every year.
#1 Improve the Air Quality In Your Home
Over the course of a year, up to 10 pounds of dust, dirt, pet dander, and other debris can build up in your air ducts. When your heater or air conditioner is running, this debris will circulate through the air, affecting the air quality. If you don’t have an annual duct cleaning performed, your family will breathe in these contaminants, which can cause allergy symptoms.
During a duct cleaning service, the HVAC tech will clean all the debris from the air ducts, ensuring the air in your home is safe to breathe.
#2 Remove Mold From the Air Ducts
The air ducts in your home are the perfect breeding ground for mold. The air ducts are dark, and when it is humid, moisture can build up inside. Because light doesn’t shine in the air ducts, the moisture cannot dry out, promoting mold growth.
Mold growth in the air ducts is more serious than you may think. When the HVAC system is running, mold spores can circulate through your home, in the air, your family breathes. Breathing in mold spores can cause allergy symptoms, respiratory issues, and a weakened immune system. If a family member has a chronic lung or respiratory condition, breathing in mold spores will worsen their condition.
When you have a duct cleaning service performed, the HVAC tech will check for the presence of mold. If they find any, the tech can use an anti-microbial fogger to remove the mold and prevent future mold growth. Having a duct cleaning performed will ensure the air in your home is safe for your family to breathe.
#3 Eliminate Insects and Rodent Infestations
When the temperature outside starts getting cold, rodents and insects will start looking for a warm place to ride out the winter. The air ducts in your home make a great place for them to hide. The air ducts are dark and quiet, which makes for a perfect home. If there are insects or rodents in your air ducts, their droppings will circulate through the air in your home, which is extremely harmful to your family to breathe.
During an annual air duct cleaning service, the HVAC tech will inspect your air ducts for the presence of insects or rodents, and the infestation can be eradicated.
#4 You Have Pets
If you have pets, pet fur, and dander, building up in the air ducts in your home is inevitable. When pet fur and dander build up in the air ducts, it will circulate through the air when your HVAC system is running, affecting the air quality and causing allergy symptoms.
When you have an air duct cleaning service performed, the tech will clean the ducts, improving the air quality.
#5 There’s a Smoker In Your Home
If there is a smoker in your home, they should smoke outside. If the smoker insists on smoking in your Arlington, TX home, you should have a duct cleaning service performed every year.
The cigarette smoke can get into the air ducts, causing poor air quality in your home. In addition, cigarette smoke can cause a constant smell of stale cigarettes in your home.
An annual duct cleaning will remove the smoke residue, improving the air quality while making your home smell fresh.
#6 A Recent Home Renovation
If you recently renovated your Arlington, TX home, or if you renovate just one room, you should have a duct cleaning service performed as soon as the work is done. During the renovation process, sawdust and drywall dust can get into the air ducts, which will be circulated through the air.
When you schedule a duct cleaning, the tech will remove the debris leftover from the renovation, which will improve the air quality in your home.
#7 Save Money On Your Energy Bills
If there is dirt, dust, and other debris clogging your air ducts, it will obstruct the airflow coming from the vents. When this happens, your heater or air conditioner will need to work overtime to keep your home at the desired temperature, causing your energy bills to increase.
If you have an annual duct cleaning performed, the service will pay for itself in the money you will save on your energy bills.
#8 Extend the Lifespan Of Your HVAC System
As mentioned above, clogged air ducts obstruct the air coming from the vents and cause your HVAC system to work harder. This extra work will put excess strain on your HVAC system, which can reduce its lifespan.
Having an annual air duct cleaning performed will help your HVAC system last longer.
Why Choose One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating Of Fort Worth?
If you are due for a duct cleaning service, schedule an appointment with One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Fort Worth. We have been serving customers in the area since 1988, and many of our customers have been loyal customers for up to 20 years.
Each of our HVAC techs is licensed, insured, and NATE certified. We know that HVAC technology is constantly changing, which is why we require our techs to receive ongoing training. We want to be sure that our techs can install and repair the newest HVAC systems.
We know you want to trust the tech you allow into your home, which is why our techs must pass a background check, drug test, and register with the state of Texas before they are hired.
We have been in the business long enough to know that HVAC issues can arise at the most inconvenient time, which is why we offer emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To schedule an appointment for an annual duct cleaning service or any other HVAC service, give us at One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Fort Worth a call today.