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Pre-Summer AC Prep: How Clean Are Your Air Ducts?

clean-air-ducts-summer-ac-prepThe cooling season here in Sugar Land is only just a couple weeks away. Before you start to use your AC system most heavily, it’s a good idea to make sure it’s ready to serve you as efficiently as it can. This first includes scheduling a maintenance appointment, if you haven’t done so within the last year.

Maintenance will help ensure that your system is fully operational and that there aren’t any small repair needs that need addressing. Another step to take toward prepping your air conditioner for spring and summer weather is investing in Sugar Land, TX duct cleaning services. But why does this matter?

Your Indoor Air Quality

Perhaps the biggest reason to schedule regular duct cleaning services is to improve the quality of your indoor air. Dirty ducts contribute to an excess of particles being circulated through your home, including dust and other pollutants like dander, pollen, dust mites, and bad odors. All of these can aggravate the symptoms of someone who already suffers from allergies or asthma, but it can also make even a healthy person ill.

Other Home Factors Impacted By Your Ducts

Improved indoor air quality, while a powerful reason to invest in duct cleaning, is not the only reason you should have your ducts professionally cleaned. Below are 4 more compelling reasons to do so.

  1. Better HVAC System Efficiency: When your duct system is free of dust and debris, it can perform better. Debris that is able to settle on the components of your HVAC system will cause friction and expedited wear-and-tear, which could have been avoided by keeping your system clean.
  2. Improved Home Cleanliness: All of the dust that settles within your ductwork when your HVAC system is turned off will get kicked up and blown into your home once the system is on. Your furniture, carpets, drapes, and even your flooring can be subject to much more debris than necessary, simply because your ducts have dust and other particulate in them.
  3. Pest-Free System: As unpleasant as it may be to think about, your ductwork provides the perfect place for vermin and insects to hide—particularly in the winter when they are looking for a warm place to settle. Duct cleaning allows our professionals to get in and check that your ducts aren’t infiltrated with vermin or any signs of them.
  4. Reduced Chance of Mold: By staying on top of the condition of your ducts with regular duct cleaning, we may be able to prevent the mold problem from occurring at all.

How Extensive Is the Duct Cleaning Process?

One of the most frequently asked questions that our HVAC technicians receive is in regards to how long this service takes. It’s understandable that you don’t want to be inconvenienced and that you’d like as minimal disruption to your home as possible.

It depends on the size of your house, but thorough professional duct cleaning should typically take 3-5 hours. If you have a rooftop unit or if you have more than one heating and cooling system, this process could take a little longer. Overall, it’s not a very time-consuming or costly service, and can do you and your home a lot of good!

To learn more about how to improve your indoor air quality and to schedule services with our team, contact Fresh Air, L.P. today!

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