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What Dirty Air Ducts Might Mean for You

corrogated-air-ductWhen you think of keeping a home in Texas comfortable, you probably first and foremost think of your air conditioning system and the work that it does for you throughout our long, hot summer seasons. Of course, there is your heater to consider as well. After all, it can get surprisingly chilly around here during the winter season, too. What do certain heaters and air conditioners share in common? Many of them use air ducts in order to distribute conditioned air throughout the house.

If you use a heat pump, furnace, or central air conditioning system, then you are using air ducts in order to heat and/or cool your home. You may not give these air ducts all that much consideration. They are, after all, largely hidden from view and you don’t have any cause to access them on your own. Out of sight does not equal out of mind in this case, though, and issues with your ductwork can seriously affect you and you in a number of ways. If your air ducts are very dirty within, then you’ll want to schedule professional air duct cleaning in Cypress, TX.

Your Budget

Running an HVAC system that you force to use very dirty air ducts is going to result in higher energy costs when doing so. There are a few reasons for this. First of all, clogged air filters are more likely to develop in such instances, and that increased airflow resistance means that your system is simply going to have to work harder in order to do its job. Plus, dust and dirt can build up on vital components in your HVAC system, and that will negatively affect its efficiency as well.

Your Comfort

In addition to your budget, your comfort is also likely to take a hit if you fail to keep your air ducts clean. You’ll probably wind up with reduced indoor air quality throughout your home, as your system pumps pollutants into its various rooms, and allergy and asthma symptoms may be aggravated. Plus, you are probably going to wind up with a subpar performance from your system, meaning that comfort for everyone in the house will suffer.

Schedule your duct cleaning with Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling.

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