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The air ducts in your Frisco, TX, home are very important. They are designed to pump either cold air or warm air from your HVAC system to various rooms in the house. Because the air ducts are hidden behind the walls, above the ceiling, or under the floor, you won’t be able to tell if there is pet hair, dust, dirt, or other debris built up inside.
If there is debris built up inside the air ducts, it can cause a number of issues with the air quality in your home. Some homeowners will wait until there is a serious air quality issue; however, this is a bad idea. It is best to have a regular duct cleaning service performed. If you avoid having the service performed due to the cost or because you will need to take time out of your day for the HVAC tech to do the cleaning, you should understand the benefits of having the service performed. There are several reasons why you should have an air duct cleaning performed on a regular basis.
#1 It Will Stop Contaminants From Spreading Through the Air
The air that travels through the air ducts will spread around your home when the HVAC system is running. If there is dust, insect matter, or other debris in the air ducts, it will make its way out of the vent and into the air that you and your family breathe.
During an annual air duct cleaning service, the HVAC tech can remove up to 15 pounds of debris. This equals a lot of contaminants being spread through the air all day long.
When you have a duct cleaning performed, you won’t need to worry about your family breathing in these contaminants. Everything that has been building up inside the air ducts will be removed, which will allow clean air to circulate throughout the home.
#2 Dirty Air Ducts Promote Mold Growth
Because the air ducts in your Frisco, TX home are dark, they are an ideal place for mold and mildew growth. If moisture enters the air ducts, it won’t evaporate due to the lack of light and fresh air. When this happens, mold can start to grow. Once mold growth starts, it won’t stop on its own. If the problem is allowed to persist, you can end up with a very serious mold issue that will be very expensive to remove. Depending on the severity of the problem, it can cost thousands of dollars to rid your ducts and home of the mold. Also, mold in the air ducts will cause serious issues with the air quality in your home. Breathing in mold spores can be very harmful to your health and the health of your household members.
When you have an air duct cleaning service performed, the HVAC tech will closely examine the ducts. If there is evidence of mold growth, the tech will use an antimicrobial fogger that will remove the mold, and it will prevent mold growth between each air duct cleaning service.
If you have an air duct cleaning service performed every year, you will have peace of mind that your ducts are mold-free and that your family is breathing in healthy air.
#3 Foul Smells Will Be Eliminated
During the hot summer months or cold winter days, you will need to keep your windows closed to keep your Frisco, TX home at a comfortable temperature. This means that you won’t have any fresh air coming into the home, and the air that you are breathing is what is circulating from the air ducts.
If your home smells musty or stale, the air ducts are likely to blame. If there is debris built up in the ducts, it will cause contaminants to move around in the home, causing the foul smell. You can mask the problem using scented candles or air fresheners, but this is just a temporary solution. If you want to permanently rid your home of the foul smell, you should call your HVAC company to schedule an air duct cleaning service.
When you have an annual air duct cleaning service performed, all of the dirt and debris causing the smell will be removed, leaving your home smell fresh again. You should notice a major change in the smell as soon as the HVAC tech leaves your home. After the service is performed, you won’t need your scented candles to mask the odor, and you can light them just to make the home smell nice.
#4 Your HVAC System Will Perform Better
If there is dirt, dust, or other debris built up in the air ducts, it can restrict the airflow coming from the vents. This can cause your HVAC system to work harder to keep your Frisco, TX home at the desired temperature, which will cause a significant increase in your energy bill. Also, when your HVAC system is working overtime to keep the home at the desired temperature, it will wear out sooner than it should and won’t reach its maximum lifespan. This would require you to replace the system sooner than you would had the system been at peak performance.
Having an air duct cleaning service performed regularly will keep the air ducts clean so that air can flow freely from the vents, allowing the HVAC system to function properly. The air duct cleaning service will cost money; however, it will be a one-time cost that will pay for itself in the money you save on your monthly electric bills.
#5 Your HVAC System Will Last Longer
If the air ducts in your Frisco, TX home are clogged with dirt and debris, it can decrease the lifespan of your HVAC system. It can cost anywhere from $5,000 and $10,000 to replace your existing HVAC system, which is a lot of money. Many homeowners don’t have this kind of cash lying around; therefore, it is essential that you do whatever possible to increase your system’s lifespan.
If you have an annual air duct cleaning service performed, you can increase your system’s lifespan, saving yourself the cost of an early replacement.
#6 Reduce Allergy Symptoms
If you or a member of your household suffers from allergies, dirty air ducts will cause the allergy symptoms to worsen. If you notice that the allergy sufferer is sneezing or coughing more or having trouble breathing, the problem could be with the air ducts in your home. When this happens, you will need to call and schedule an air duct cleaning service immediately.
When pet fur, dust, dirt, smoke, and other particles build up inside the air ducts, they will circulate through the air, making the allergies worse. If you have an air duct cleaning service performed, the allergy symptoms should start to subside quickly. Having the ducts cleaned regularly will help you or your family member breathe easier, and it will reduce the allergy symptoms drastically.
#7 Air Duct Issues Can Be Detected
If your HVAC system is relatively old, the air ducts are also old. Over time, damage can occur to the air ducts that you won’t notice because you cannot see into the air ducts. During the annual air duct cleaning service, the HVAC tech will inspect the air ducts. If there are any issues such as a leak, crack, or some type of pest infestation, the problem can be detected and repaired early, when it is just a minor issue. If you don’t have your ducts cleaned regularly, it won’t take long for a minor problem to become a major one, which can cost a great deal of money to have repaired.
#8 Improves the Overall Air Quality In the Home
Poor air quality can cause health issues such as allergies, asthma, lung problems, and heart problems. Many homeowners who suffer from respiratory issues often don’t connect the problem to dirty air ducts, and they assume that they are allergic to something inside the home.
When you have an annual air duct cleaning service performed, the debris in the ducts will be removed, which will improve the air quality in your home, which will also improve your family’s overall quality of life.
#9 Dirty Air Ducts Are Breeding Grounds For Bugs and Rodents
When bugs and rodents find their way into your Frisco, TX home, the first thing they will do is find a comfortable, safe place to live. Although you may not find a dirty area an appealing place to sleep, bugs and rodents don’t. These are the areas that pests seek out, and your dirty air ducts are very appealing.
Bugs and other pests carry germs that can infiltrate your air ducts and then circulate throughout the home. They will also defecate inside the air ducts, and the waste will circulate through the air when the HVAC system is running.
If you have an air duct cleaning service performed every year, you won’t need to worry about bugs and rodents setting up their homes inside your air ducts, and it will be difficult to find a comfortable place to live. If pests have no safe place to live, your home won’t be as appealing, and the air quality in the home will improve.
#10 Home Renovations Are Messy
If you just completed a major renovation on your Frisco, TX home, you should schedule an air duct cleaning service. Construction can be very messy, and dust and debris will end up all over the house. If the HVAC system was running during the construction, and the vents were not sealed off completely, there is a good chance that a lot of the dust and debris ended up inside the air ducts. Not only will this cause issues with the airflow, but the dust and debris will circulate throughout the home when the HVAC system is running.
As soon as the renovations are complete and the workers have cleared out, you should schedule an air duct cleaning service.
If the air ducts in your Frisco, TX home are dirty, you shouldn’t make cleaning the ducts a DIY project. Most homeowners don’t have access to the equipment necessary to remove mold and other harmful debris. Also, you won’t have the knowledge and experience to spot damage or other minor issues in the ducts that will eventually become a major problem that will require expensive repairs.
There are signs that will let you know that your air ducts are full of dust, dirt, and debris. These include:
- The discovery of mold in the furnace or air conditioner.
- A dusty home no matter how much you clean.
- Poor airflow
- Higher than average energy bills
If you notice any of these signs, you should schedule an air duct cleaning service with One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating Of Dallas.
We have been serving residential and business customers in the area since 1988. Many of our customers have been loyal customers for over 20 years.
We are a bonded and insured company, and all of our HVAC techs are highly trained, highly-skilled, and certified. Before we hire anyone, they must pass a background check and a drug test, which should give you peace of mind that you can trust the person you allow into your home. All of our employees are also registered with the state of Texas. Our employees are all NATE certified, and they are required to receive on-going training to be sure that they are up-to-date on the most recent advances in HVAC technology.
We at One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating understand that heating and cooling emergencies can arise at any time, which is why we provide emergency service 24-hours a day. If you have an HVAC issue during regular business hours, at night, during the weekend, or on a holiday, you can trust that we will always be available in case of an emergency.
To schedule an appointment for an air duct cleaning service or any other heating or air conditioning service, give us at One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas a call today.