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Most homeowners have their HVAC system regularly maintained to ensure it functions as efficiently as possible. In addition, routine maintenance will allow the tech to catch problems early before escalating to something serious that affects how the system performs. While many people prioritize routine maintenance, they often overlook the air ducts.
The air ducts are responsible for delivering heated or cool air from the HVAC system to the vents in every room in your Frisco, TX home. Air duct issues can affect the temperature in your home, the air quality, and many other problems; therefore, you should schedule a duct cleaning service regularly.
If you are worried that this service isn’t worth the time or cost, understanding the benefits of a regular duct cleaning service will calm your fears.
#1 Improve Your Home’s Air Quality
You can clean your home every day, and dust, dirt,, and debris will still build up in the air ducts. In just one year, up to five pounds of debris can build up in the ducts and will circulate in the air when the heater or air conditioner runs, affecting your home’s air quality.
The windows need to be closed when your HVAC system runs to prevent the warm or cool air from escaping. Without any fresh air coming in, the air quality in your home is crucial.
When you schedule an appointment for a duct cleaning service, the HVAC tech will clean all the debris from the ducts, ensuring the air quality in your home is safe.
#2 Keeping Your Family Healthy
As mentioned above, debris in the air ducts can affect your home’s air quality. When the heater or air conditioner runs, the debris will circulate in the air your family breathes. Breathing in the debris can cause allergy symptoms, such as a stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, coughing, itchy, watery eyes, and wheezing.
If you have a duct cleaning service performed regularly, the air will be safe for your family to breathe, keeping them healthy. When you consider the service’s cost and what neglecting the ducts can do to your family’s health, you will see that the service is well worth the price.
#3 Keeping Your Energy Bills Down
When dirt, dust, and other debris clog the air ducts, it can restrict the airflow coming from the vents. Poor airflow will cause your heater or air conditioner to work overtime to keep your home at the desired temperature, which can affect your comfort and can cause your energy bills to increase.
Having a duct cleaning service performed regularly will ensure the ducts are free of debris, allowing proper airflow keeping your energy bills down. The service will pay for itself within a few months in the money you can save on your energy bills.
#4 Increase the HVAC System’s Lifespan
As mentioned above, clogged air ducts can restrict the airflow coming from the vents in your Frisco, TX home, causing your HVAC system to work overtime. The extra work will put added strain on the system, reducing its maximum lifespan.
Having an HVAC tech perform a duct cleaning service regularly will allow adequate airflow and extend the system’s lifespan.
The average cost to replace an HVAC system is between $3,500 and $12,500, which is a significant investment. When you compare the cost of replacing your HVAC system earlier than you should have with the price of a duct cleaning service, you will see that having the ducts cleaned is well worth the price.
#3 Detect Damage To the Air Ducts Early
The air ducts in your home are hidden behind the walls, under the floors, and above the ceiling. Because you cannot see the ducts, you won’t know if they are damaged.
A crack or break in the air ducts can reduce the airflow from the vents when the heater or air conditioner runs. The heated or cool air will escape from the damaged area before reaching the vents, causing the HVAC system to work harder to keep your home comfortable, increasing your energy bills and decreasing the system’s lifespan.
If you have a regular duct cleaning service performed, the HVAC tech will examine the air ducts for damage, so the necessary repair can be made, preventing you from wasting money on expensive electric bills and replacing the system sooner than necessary.
#4 Mold Detection
The air ducts in your Frisco, TX home are hidden; therefore, they are dark. When it gets humid in your home, moisture can form in the air ducts. Darkness and mold are the perfect environments for mold growth, which is a very serious problem.
If there is mold in the ducts, mold spores will circulate in the air when the heater or air conditioner runs, which can make your family sick.
According to the CDC, breathing in mold can cause allergy symptoms, respiratory problems, and skin rashes. In addition, mold can affect your immune system, making it harder to fight off disease and infection. If a family member has a chronic lung or respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, cancer, or any other chronic illness, breathing in mold can worsen their condition and the symptoms.
In some cases, you will smell mold when the HVAC system runs. If you don’t smell mold, there could still be mold growth in the ducts. When you schedule a duct cleaning service, the HVAC tech will inspect the ducts for mold. If they find any, it can easily be eradicated with an antimicrobial fogger. The fogger can also prevent future mold growth.
When you consider how important your family’s health is, you will see that the duct cleaning servile is well worth the cost and your home will smell clean and fresh.
#5 Detect Rodent or Insect Infestations
When it gets very cold outside, rodents and insects will look for a warm place to ride out in the winter. Unfortunately, the air ducts in your Frisco, TX home make a great place to ride out the winter. Not only are the ducts dark, but they are also far from humans, making the ducts a great place to build a nest.
Just because you don’t see the pests in the ducts, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t causing harm. Rodents will bring food to the nest in the ducts and may leave some behind. In addition, the insects and rodents living in the air ducts will leave dropping in the air ducts, which will circulate in the air when the heater or air conditioner runs. Pest droppings are teeming with bacteria and disease; therefore, you should have a duct cleaning service performed regularly.
The HVAC tech will inspect the ducts for an infestation during the duct cleaning service. In addition, they will clean the droppings from the ducts, which will keep your family healthy.
#6 You Can Clean Your Home Less Often
Has your Frisco, TX home been getting dirty faster than usual? Do you find yourself dusting, sweeping, and vacuuming more often than usual? If so, your air ducts could be to blame.
When dirt, dust, and debris build up in the ducts, it will circulate in the air when the HVAC system runs, landing on the floors, tables, and other furniture, and frequent cleaning will be necessary.
Having a duct cleaning service performed regularly will ensure the air ducts are free of dust and debris, and your home will stay cleaner, longer. When the duct cleaning service is complete, you can spend less time cleaning and more time doing something you enjoy.
#7 You Have Pets
Pets are an excellent addition to any family, and most pet owners treat their pets like members of the family. Although having a pet is great, when it sheds, fur will be left behind on your clothes and furniture and will end up in the air ducts. If you have a breed that doesn’t shed, they will still shed dander, accumulating in the air ducts.
When the heater or air conditioner runs, the fur and dander will circulate in the air, which can cause allergy symptoms. Fortunately, during a duct cleaning service, the HVAC tech will remove the fur, dander and other debris in the ducts, ensuring the air in your home is safe for your family to breathe.
#8 You Recently Renovated Your Home
A home renovation is exciting because when the job is complete, your home will be more functional, and it will look fantastic. The construction in your Frisco, TX home will create construction debris, such as sawdust and drywall dust, even if you only renovated one room. The construction crew will clean up the mess; however, the construction debris will end up in the air ducts, causing restricted airflow and can affect your home’s air quality. When your heater or air conditioner runs, the sawdust and drywall dust will circulate in the air, making a mess of your newly renovated home.
Having a duct cleaning service performed after the construction is complete will prevent these issues, allowing you to enjoy the renovations.
#9 You Recently Installed a New Furnace
The average lifespan of a furnace is 15 to 20 years. When your furnace reaches the end of its lifespan, you will need to replace it, which can kick up a lot of soot, creating a mess. The HVAC tech will clean up the mess around the furnace, but the soot can end up in the air ducts and will circulate through your home when your HVAC system runs.
Fortunately, the HVAC tech can perform a duct cleaning service when the new furnace is installed, keeping your home clean and the air quality safe.
#10 Your Basement Flooded
A basement flood is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Even though basements in this area are extremely rare, if you’re one of the people who have one you know what we’re talking about. It is essential that the standing water is removed and the basement is dried out quickly to prevent serious water damage. If water gets into the air ducts, mold growth can occur, which can seriously affect your family’s health.
If you have a duct cleaning service performed as soon as the basement dries, you can prevent mold growth from occurring.
Why Choose One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating Of Dallas?
If you are due for a duct cleaning service, or if you have never had a duct cleaning service performed, call One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas. We are a full-service HVAC company that has been serving customers in the area since 1988.
Our HVAC techs are professionally trained, NATE certified and qualified to handle any job you have. We understand that HVAC technology is constantly evolving; therefore, our techs are required to receive ongoing training. We want to be sure our techs can install, maintain and repair the latest HVAC models.
We want you to feel safe when our techs are working in your Frisco, TX home, and we require our techs to pass a background check drug test and register with the state of Texas before they are hired.
We want to be as transparent as possible when you call us with a problem. Our techs will give you all of your options and recommend the one that will best resolve the issue. In addition, the tech will provide you with a quote before they begin the work, so you aren’t surprised when you get the bill.
Since we opened our doors, we have earned an excellent reputation, and many of our customers have been loyal customers for years. We also have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and a 5-star rating on Google.
We understand that most of our customers live on a budget; therefore, we often run specials which you can find on our One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas website. If you need new equipment installed, our highly knowledgeable staff can give you information regarding rebates and other money-saving programs you qualify for.
Your comfort is our top priority, which is why we provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have an issue that can’t wait, we will get a tech to your home as quickly as possible to resolve the problem.
To schedule an appointment for a duct cleaning service or any other service we provide, give us a call today.