HVAC techs recommend having your air conditioner and furnace maintained yearly to ensure your Timberlane, LA home is comfortable. Although many homeowners keep up with routine maintenance, many forget about the air ducts.
The ducts are responsible for delivering warm or cool air from the air conditioner to the vents in every room of the house, and they need to be in proper working condition to do the job effectively. You can maintain the air ducts by scheduling a duct cleaning service every three to five years.
If you aren’t sure if this service is worth the time and money, you should understand how your home and family can benefit.
#1 Improve the Air Quality
Your windows must stay closed when the heat or air conditioner runs so that you won’t get any fresh air into your house, and it’s essential to focus on the indoor air quality. Fortunately, a duct cleaning service can improve the air quality.
When dirt, dust, and other debris accumulate in the air ducts, it will circulate in the air when the heat or air conditioner runs, affecting the air quality. If you have the air ducts cleaned regularly, you can be sure the air quality is safe for your family to breathe.
#2 Keep Your Family Healthy
When the debris from the air ducts circulates in the air, your family can develop allergies and respiratory issues. A duct cleaning service can clean the debris from the ducts, ensuring the air in your home is safe for your family to breathe.
#3 Detect Damage to the Ducts
The air ducts in your home are hidden behind the wall, under the floor, or above the ceiling, and you can’t see them to detect any damage. When you schedule a duct cleaning service, the tech will inspect the air ducts for damage and make the necessary repair, preventing further problems.
#4 Keep Your Energy Bills Down
Clogged air ducts will reduce the airflow from the vents, and the heat or air conditioner will have to work harder to keep your home comfortable, causing a significant increase in your energy bills. Also, the air will escape from damaged ducts before reaching the vent, decreasing the airflow and increasing your energy bills.
Having a duct cleaning performed every three to five years will ensure adequate airflow, keeping your energy bills down.
#5 Extend the Lifespan of the HVAC System
Poor airflow will cause your HVAC system in your Timberlane, LA home to work overtime and will put additional strain on the unit, reducing its maximum lifespan. The cost of a duct cleaning service is a fraction of the cost to replace the HVAC system sooner than necessary, and it’s well worth the cost to have the ducts cleaned.
#6 Mold Detection
It’s not uncommon for mold to grow in the air ducts. The air ducts are dark, and when it gets humid in the house, condensation will accumulate in the ducts, creating the perfect breeding ground for mold.
Mold in the air ducts is a serious problem because mold spores will circulate in the air when the heat or air conditioner runs and can be harmful to your family’s health.
According to the CDC, mold exposure can cause various health issues, including allergies, respiratory problems, chronic headaches, skin rashes, and weakening the immune system.
When you hire a duct cleaning service to clean the air ducts, they’ll inspect them for mold. If there’s mold in the ducts, it can be eradicated with an antimicrobial fogger, eliminating the health hazard.
#7 You Have Pets
Cats and dogs are excellent pets, and they are cute and great companions, but there is one downside. Cats and dogs shed their fur, and you’ll find fur on your floors, furniture, and clothing and can also accumulate in the air ducts. Even if you have a breed that doesn’t shed, it will still shed dander that will end up in the ducts.
When the heat or air conditioner runs, the pet fur and dander will circulate in the air and could cause your family to develop allergy symptoms and respiratory issues. When you hire a service to clean the ducts, they’ll remove the dander, fur, and other debris from the ducts.
HVAC experts recommend having your air ducts cleaned every three to five years, but if you have pets, it’s best to have them cleaned every three years.
#8 Detect an Infestation in the Ducts
Rodents are always looking for a safe, comfortable place to build nests, and the air ducts in your home are the perfect place. The ducts are quiet and hidden and close to food and water.
A rodent infestation can be hazardous to your family’s health because they will leave dropping behind. The droppings will circulate in the air when the HVAC system runs, putting your family’s health at risk. Also, many rodents carry Hantavirus disease, causing humans to contract Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, which can be fatal.
When you schedule a duct cleaning service, the tech will inspect the ducts for signs of an infestation, and you can take care of it before your family’s health is affected.
Why Choose bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans?
If you’re due for a duct cleaning service or have never had the ducts in your Timberlane, LA home cleaned, call bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans. We are a full-service HVAC and plumbing company, a member of the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association and the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce.
Our plumbers are professionally trained and experienced and have the skill necessary to handle any simple or complex job.
If you have an HVAC or plumbing problem that can’t wait, we provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We’ll get a tech to your home as quickly as possible to resolve the issue.
We do our best to keep our prices down, and you won’t have to pay a trip charge or overtime charges, and we have money-saving coupons on our website.
We have an excellent reputation in the community, have a 5-star rating on Google, and are an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau, with an A+ rating.
To schedule an appointment for a duct cleaning service or any HVAC or plumbing service, give bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans a call or book online.