The Importance of Duct Cleaning
Professional duct cleaners use specialized vacuums, blowers, and brushes to clean out all the intake, supply, and return ducts in your Dallas, Texas, home. Since most ductwork is above ceilings or inside walls, homeowners can’t clean it thoroughly by themselves. Your heating and air conditioning system’s air handlers, air registers, fans, motors, housings, and coils should receive thorough cleanings as well. Regular duct cleaning can help you save energy, improve your indoor air quality, increase your comfort, and lower your maintenance costs.
Pounds of dust, debris, dead pests, pet dander, and other contaminants can accumulate in your ductwork over time, reducing your HVAC system’s airflow. Duct cleaning can remove these pollutants and help conditioned air get where it’s needed. After you contact the experts at Advanced Home Comfort, they’ll look for leaks in your ductwork while they clean your ducts. That way, you can get your ducts sealed if needed to keep conditioned air from escaping.
Your HVAC system won’t have to use as much energy, so you’ll save money on your utility bills. Over time, you’ll get the funds you spend on duct cleaning back through savings on your utility bills.
Better Indoor Air Quality
Pollen, dust, and other contaminants in dirty or clogged ductwork can spread through your entire home. They can reduce your indoor air quality, cause bad smells, and lead to excess dust on your floors and furniture. They can also create a range of health problems, including asthma or allergy symptoms, sneezing, coughing, sore throats, rashes, and dry or watery eyes. You may notice that you feel better when you’re away from home. Colds or other illnesses could spread through bacteria or viruses in your ducts as well.
If your ductwork vents look dirty from the outside, your ductwork may very well need to be cleaned. Like all the other surfaces inside your home, dust can settle in your ductwork after just a few hours. You can check your ducts by removing one of your air registers and using a flashlight to look inside. If you see a lot of dust particles or you can remove dirt with a damp paper towel, have your ducts cleaned to raise your indoor air quality and get rid of harmful pollutants. It’s especially important to keep your indoor air healthy in the winter because people spend more time inside.
Clogged or dirty ductwork can change your HVAC system’s airflow by leaving less room for air to travel through your ducts. This problem could make one or two rooms in your home seem chilly in winter or warm in summer. To keep these areas comfortable without duct cleaning, you would have to keep your air conditioning or heating system running constantly, increase your utility bills, and potentially reduce the comfort in the rest of your home.
If temperatures in your home are still uneven after duct cleaning, a professional can seal your ductwork or install dampers to direct conditioned air where it’s needed. That way, you can keep temperatures consistent on different floors.
Lower Maintenance Costs
If you have your ductwork cleaned regularly, you can prevent many common HVAC problems. A dirty ventilation system can lead to clogged air conditioner coils, malfunctioning blowers or fans, and other issues that require expensive repairs.
You should change your air filter once per month and have your system checked by an expert at least once per year. A clean air filter can catch many contaminants, but some will make it into your ductwork over time. Regular duct cleaning will prevent mechanical problems and extend your HVAC system’s life.
Advanced Home Comfort is a family business and a Trane Comfort Specialist. We use advanced technology to provide heating, air conditioning, insulation, indoor air quality services, ductwork, crawlspace maintenance, and more. Call us anytime at 972-299-8578 for help from our experienced technicians. If you want to create a comfortable, efficient, affordable home, you’ve found the right contractor. We won’t be finished until you and your family are satisfied.