June 11, 2024
Why Duct Cleaning Is Important

Professional air duct cleaning is an essential service for your Austin home. Your air ducts transport the hot and cold air from your heating and cooling system. Dirty and blocked ducts reduce the efficiency and reliability of your system, leaving you with a less comfortable house. Duct cleaning is not optional. If you own a home, you will need regular air duct cleaning.

What Is Professional Duct Cleaning?

Technicians use compressed air and a high-suction vacuum to clean dust, debris, and other contaminants from your air ducts. The vacuum is attached at the ends of your ductwork system and pulls debris out of the ducts. Compressed air helps blast buildup from the walls of the ducts. Our vacuum system stays connected to your ducts the entire time, ensuring no dust and debris are scattered around your home. Once completed, duct cleaning gives you a cleaner, healthier home and more efficient HVAC system. Schedule professional duct cleaning every three to five years to enjoy this service’s maximum benefits.

Better Breathing Air

Clean ductwork provides better indoor air quality. Dust and dirt built up inside your air ducts blow around your home through the vents and air intake registers. This cycle can only be stopped by cleaning your air ducts regularly. Over time, the dust and allergens may create low air quality, which can be especially hazardous to people with asthma and other respiratory diseases.

Reduces Stress on Your HVAC System

Dirty ducts create a more strenuous workload for your HVAC system. When conditioned air cannot travel freely through the ducts to the vents, your home takes more to heat and cool. More stress on your heating and cooling units means a higher risk of breakdowns and failures. Keep your ductwork clean to enjoy even and sufficient heating and cooling without the increased risk of needed repairs.

Increases Energy Efficiency

When your furnace and air conditioner can force air through the air ducts without extra stress, you’ll enjoy better energy efficiency from your system. However, if your air ducts are excessively dirty, narrowed, or blocked, your HVAC system must work harder to maintain an ideal temperature in your home. This extra work increases the energy used, leading to higher utility bills.

Leads to a Longer Life for Your System

Again, with the added stress, dirty ductwork can shorten the lifespan of your heating and cooling units. A typical furnace or air conditioner will last 10-20 years under ideal conditions. This lifespan is shortened if your system works harder to produce the same temperature in your home.

Additionally, dirty ductwork can lead to a shorter life of your air ducts. Some debris can add weight to your ducts, stressing the ducts and joints. As the ducts sag, they may become disconnected or broken. Other debris can cause your air ducts to erode, creating holes that must be patched or sealed. In extreme cases, you may have to replace the entire duct to restore proper airflow.

Enjoy a Cleaner Home

When dust and dirt settle into your ductwork, it creates a dirtier home. Your vents will blow dust out with your HVAC system’s hot and cold air. Much of this dust settles onto surfaces in your home, causing you to clean more often. The dust that doesn’t settle on surfaces is introduced back into the ducts via the intake vents. Recirculating dust creates an endless cycle of dust circulating your house. After professional duct cleaning, you’ll have to wipe dust off surfaces far less than before.

Our trusted technicians at Totally Cool Heating & Air know how crucial air duct cleaning is. We work hard to eliminate the dust and debris from your ductwork so you can enjoy cleaner air, a cleaner home, and a healthy heating and cooling system. We also provide furnace and air conditioner repairs, maintenance, and installations, making us your top source for HVAC services. We also help with other ductwork issues by providing sealing and replacement services. We can ensure your attic has enough insulation and install solar window screens. If you have an aged or HVAC system in disrepair, we can resolve any HVAC problems.

Schedule your routine professional air duct cleaning today by calling the top-rated experts at Totally Cool Heating & Air.

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