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The air ducts in your Azle, TX home are essential in keeping your home cool during the summer and warm during the winter. When your HVAC system produces warm or cool air, the air travels through the air ducts to the vents in each room in your home.
Because the air ducts are so important to your comfort, having an annual duct cleaning service is essential. Many people avoid having this service performed because they aren’t sure if it is worth the time and money. If you are still on the fence, you should understand the benefits of having a duct cleaning performed every year. The benefits associated with a duct cleaning greatly outweigh the cost of the service, and the time the appointment will take.
#1 Improve Airflow Coming From the Vents
Regardless of how clean you keep your home, around 15 pounds of dust, dirt, pet dander and other debris can accumulate in your air ducts. When this happens, it can be difficult for the air to flow to the vents, creating poor airflow. Poor airflow can make it difficult for your home to reach the desired temperature. When you have a duct cleaning service performed, the debris will be removed from the air ducts, allowing the air to flow freely.
#2 Decrease Your Energy Bills
When dirt, dust, and other debris build up in the air ducts and prevent maximum airflow, your air conditioner will need to work harder to reach the desired temperature. When your system works overtime, your energy bills will increase. If you have noticed an increase in your energy bill over the last few months, the air ducts could be to blame.
When you have a duct cleaning performed, the debris in the air ducts will be cleaned out, allowing the air to flow freely, and your air conditioner won’t need to work harder to keep your home cool. The cost of the duct cleaning will eventually pay for itself in the money you will save on your energy bill.
#3 Extend the Lifespan Of Your Air Conditioning System
When large amounts of debris have built up in your air ducts, and the system needs to work harder to keep your home cool or warm, it puts a serious strain on your air conditioning system. This added strain can reduce the maximum lifespan of your air conditioner. The average cost to replace an air conditioning system is between $4,000 and $10,000. Because this is a major investment, you should do whatever is necessary to make the system lasts as long as possible.
When you have a duct cleaning service performed every year, your system will be protected, and it won’t fail sooner than it should have.
#4 Improve the Air Quality In Your Home
Your Azle, TX home is the place where your family feels the safest. When dirt, dust, pet dander, and other debris build up in the air ducts, these allergens will circulate throughout the home when your heater or air conditioner runs. When your family breathes in these allergens, it can cause allergy symptoms, such as a runny or stuffy nose, scratchy or sore throat, watery eyes, and sneezing.
When you have a duct cleaning service performed every year, the allergens will be removed from the air ducts, improving the air quality in your home. This service will ensure that the air in the home is safe for your family to breathe, and their allergy symptoms should subside.
#5 Remove Foul Odors
If you have cleaned your home from top to bottom and you can still smell a moldy or musty smell, the air ducts could be to blame. The air ducts are often hidden, and they are dark. When moisture builds up inside the air ducts, there will be no light to dry the air ducts, which is the perfect breeding ground for mold.
When mold grows in the air ducts, the spores will circulate throughout the home when the heater or the air conditioner runs, creating very dangerous air quality. Breathing in mold spores can cause allergy symptoms, respiratory issues and can have an impact on your immune system. If a member of your family has a chronic lung or respiratory condition, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, COPD, or lung cancer, breathing in mold spores can worsen their condition and the symptoms.
When you schedule an appointment for a duct cleaning service, the HVAC tech will inspect the air ducts for the presence of mold. If they find any, the HVAC tech will use an antimicrobial fogger to rid the air ducts of the mold and prevent mold growth in the future. Scheduling an air duct cleaning service will ensure the air in your home is safe for breathing, and it will eradicate the smell of mold in your home.
#6 You Have Pets
If you have cats or dogs, you should make it a priority to schedule an air duct cleaning service every year. Even if you groom your pet regularly and they don’t shed a lot, their dander comes off their fur all the time and will end up in the air ducts. When the air conditioner or heater is running, the pet dander will circulate throughout the home in the air, your family breathes. Even if you or a member of your family aren’t allergic to pets, the dander can still cause allergy symptoms.
When you schedule an appointment for a duct cleaning service, the HVAC tech will clean the debris from the air ducts, improving the air quality in your home.
#7 You Need To Clean Your Home More Often
If you have noticed that you have to dust, vacuum, and sweep more often than usual, your air ducts could be to blame. When dirt, dust, and pet dander build up in the air ducts, the debris will circulate throughout the home when the heater or air conditioner runs. The debris will settle on the floors and other surfaces in your home, requiring you to clean more frequently to keep your home clean.
If you schedule a duct cleaning service, the debris will be removed, keeping your home cleaner longer. The air duct cleaning cost is well worth it because you can save a lot of time on housework.
#8 Rid Your Home Of Rodents and Insects
When winter is on the way, and the temperature outside drops, insects, and rodents will be looking for a place to stay warm and ride out the winter. Unfortunately, your air ducts make for a perfect home. They are often hidden from human eyes, which will give the rodents and insects a feeling of security. Unfortunately, a rodent or insect infestation can severely affect the air quality in your home. When these critters live in the air ducts, their waste will accumulate in the ducts and circulate through the home when the heat is running, which is unhealthy for your family to breathe.
When you schedule an appointment for a duct cleaning service, the HVAC tech will inspect the air ducts for the presence of rodents or insects. If there is an infestation, they will remove the critters and any waste they left behind, ensuring the air quality in your Azle, TX home is safe for your family to breathe.
#9 There Is a Smoker In Your Home
If you are a smoker, it is best to smoke outdoors. If you insist on smoking inside, you should make an annual air duct cleaning service a top priority. The smoke will build up in the air ducts, causing your Azle, TX home to smell stale and smokey. Also, the dangerous toxins from cigarette smoke will circulate throughout the air when your air conditioner or heater is running, which can be very harmful to your family’s health.
When you schedule an appointment for a duct cleaning service, the HVAC will remove all the debris from the clogs, which will make your home smell fresher. Also, it will decrease the levels of harmful toxins in your home, keeping your family safe. Overall, the cost of the service is well worth it when your family’s health is at risk.
#10 Thorough Inspection Of the Air Ducts
When you schedule an appointment for a duct cleaning service, the HVAC tech will inspect your air ducts thoroughly. This is essential because leaks or cracks in the air ducts will cause your energy bill to increase.
If there is a crack, no matter how small, the heated or air-conditioned air will escape through the crack, resulting in poor airflow. Poor airflow will cause your HVAC system to work harder to keep your home comfortable, causing your energy bill to increase. Also, it will put excess strain on your HVAC system, reducing its maximum lifespan. During an annual duct cleaning service, the HVAC tech will spot any damage to the air ducts so it can be repaired before it costs you a lot of money.
#11 A Recent Remodel
If your Azle, TX home recently went through a renovation, or if you remodeled just one room in your home, you should schedule an appointment for a duct cleaning service when the work is complete. Dirt, sawdust, drywall dust, and other debris from the construction can build up in the air ducts while the work is being performed. When the air conditioner or the heater is running, this debris will circulate throughout the home, affecting the air quality. Also, if you don’t have the service performed, you will be cleaning the debris from the surfaces in your home on a daily basis.
#12 Recent Water Damage In the Basement
If your basement recently flooded, you should schedule an appointment for a duct cleaning service as soon as the basement has dried out. The moisture from the flood can get into the air ducts, which can promote mold growth. It is best to have the moisture in the air ducts cleaned by a professional as soon as the basement is dry to prevent mold growth. It is always easier to prevent mold growth than it is to remove mold that has already grown.
#13 You Replaced Your Furnace
Replacing your furnace will often kick up large amounts of soot and other debris that can end up in the air ducts. If you don’t have an air duct cleaning service when the work is complete, this debris will circulate through the air in your Azle, TX home, making the air quality unsafe.
Why Choose One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating Of Fort Worth?
If you are due for a duct cleaning service, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Fort Worth is the best in the business. We have been serving customers in the area since 1988. Over the years, we have proven ourselves as an excellent HVAC company, which is why many of our regular customers have been loyal customers for over 20 years.
All of our HVAC techs are NATE certified and are required to receive ongoing training. We understand that HVAC technology is evolving all the time. We want our techs to be able to install and repair the most recent heating and air conditioning systems, and continuing education is essential.
We want you to feel safe when one of our HVAC techs enters your home, which is why all employees are required to pass a drug test, a background check, and register with the state of Texas before they are hired.
We will do our best to save you as much money as possible. If you need to have your system replaced, we will do our best to find something to work with your budget. Our staff can also give you information on money-saving programs, which will make the final cost of the installation cheaper.
Unfortunately, HVAC issues can arise at any time of the day or night. Because your comfort is so important to us, we offer emergency service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will do our best to get your system up and running again as quickly as possible, making your home comfortable again.
To schedule an appointment for a duct cleaning service or any other HVAC service, repair, or installation, give us a call today.