Your home’s air ducts offer a vital function, circulating the air from your HVAC system into and out of every room. In turn, you enjoy consistent interior comfort no matter what season it is. Of course, this is the ideal situation. But many homeowners neglect regular air duct cleaning, which can fill up with dust, dirt and allergens very quickly. If not regularly cleaned out, those particulates can be circulated back through the home, where you and your family can breathe them in again. This defeats the purpose of an air duct system in the first place.
To ensure optimal interior air quality, dust and contaminants within the ductwork should be vacuumed out on a regular basis. You need a professional for this, as they can bring the equipment and tools to get it done quickly, safely and efficiently. Here are the top benefits of regular air duct cleaning.
Air duct cleaning…
1. Creates a Cleaner Living Environment
Professional air duct cleaning will reduce the dust that could circulate through your living space, finding a home on your carpet, furniture, bedding, and every other surface. By having your air ducts cleaned once a year by a professional, you can reduce the amount of dust, and thus the cleaning you have to do on a daily basis.
2. Reduces the Presence of Allergens and Irritants
Air ducts can contain harmful contaminants and micro-organisms, such as pollen, bacteria, pet dander, mildew, and mold. If you suffer from asthma, allergies, or other respiratory problems, these airborne particles can aggravate your condition. Regular air duct cleaning will ensure those harmful contaminants are cleaned out so that dirty air doesn’t keep getting circulated through the home.
3. Ensures Your Family Can Breathe Easier
Even if your family doesn’t suffer from respiratory problems, cleaner air is just easier to breathe. And even if you’re the picture of health, dust and pollutants can spur on sneezing and coughing spells, along with sinus and bronchial congestion. With regular duct cleaning, you enjoy higher comfort and well-being. Who wouldn’t choose clean air over dirty air?
4. Removes Unpleasant Odors
Odors from pets, cooking, cleaning agents, mold, tobacco and paint fumes can all result in stale smells throughout your air ducts. When your HVAC system kicks on, it sends those odors throughout the home, where your family is subjected to musty smells that could also be carrying mold and other contaminants. Regular air duct cleaning will trap odor-causing particles so you enjoy a fresh-smelling home.
5. Improves Air Flow
Buildups of dust and dirt in your ducts can restrict the flow of air from your HVAC system, forcing it to work harder to achieve the same results. This leads to decreased efficiency and higher energy bills for you. Clean systems operate at optimal efficiency so you get more cost-effective performance. Plus, this will lengthen the lifespan of your HVAC system and associated ductwork so you don’t have to face the high cost of repair or replacement sooner than you have to.
When to Call Cold Factor
Now that you know all the benefits of air duct cleaning, it’s time to schedule your appointment with a professional!
Call Cold Factor if you see:
- Mold or mildew on, in, or around your ducts
- Dust or debris clogging the ducts
- Insects, rodents or nests in the ducts
- A constant layer of excessive dust in your home; this means your air ducts aren’t doing their job because they are clogged with debris.
- Dusty grills in the walls. Dust blowing through the air ducts often gets trapped in the grill. Some dust accumulation is normal (just wipe it down occasionally) but if you see significant amounts of dust getting trapped there, it’s time for a cleaning.
Just remember that while there are certainly visual signs that you need air duct cleaning services, many times, there are signs that you can’t see. That’s because most of your HVAC system is not usually accessible for you to make a visual inspection. Only a professional has the tools and insight to confirm the presence of clogged dust, dirt, mold and mildew.
Contact Cold Factor Heating and Air Services
To schedule air duct cleaning for your Lewisville TX home, contact us at 214-717-8802 or request an appointment online. Rest assured, we offer flexible payment options to home and business owners throughout the area.