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Is Duct Cleaning Worth It?


You probably already know how important air conditioner maintenance is for extending the life of your home’s AC unit. But what about duct cleaning in Shreveport, LA? Is that equally as important? The short answer is, yes.

Duct cleaning offers a variety of benefits for both your home and your family. You can keep reading to learn more about why duct cleaning is an important investment to make as well as what you can expect from a duct cleaning appointment. 

Duct Cleaning for Indoor Air Quality

Improving indoor air quality is perhaps the number one reason that homeowners schedule duct cleaning services. Once the dust and dirt begin to build up inside of your AC ducts, those particles begin to re-circulate and blow into your home again, along with cooled air. This can lead to dust on the surfaces around your home, which is one way to identify that you even have a problem to begin with.

That same dust on your surfaces is floating through the air, whether you can see it or not. You are breathing in allergens, bacteria, and even viruses that have been carried through your HVAC system and spread throughout your ductwork. Scheduling ductwork cleaning eliminates all of these particles so that you can breathe easier and worry less about allergy symptoms and illnesses. 

During duct cleaning, our team will clean all of the surfaces inside your ductwork. If there are any holes or cracks contributing to additional dust, we can make those repairs during the appointment. If your ductwork is particularly dirty, we may also suggest duct sanitizing while we’re cleaning. Our team can use a disinfectant that eliminates bacteria, viruses, mold, and mildew spores.

Lose Less Airflow

When your AC cools air and pushes it through the ductwork, some of that air is inevitably lost before it ever reaches your home. Dust and dirt can exacerbate that problem in two ways. First, when dust and dirt stir up and mix with the air, it can impact airflow, leaving cooled air trapped inside the ducts. 

But dust and dirt can also get into the crevices of ductwork connections and loosen seals to create holes. Then cooled air is not just trapped, it escapes before ever reaching your home. This can lead to your air conditioner, working harder to cool your home, using more energy, and increasing the cost of your monthly energy bills–all for the same or possibly even worse results. 

Reduce Odors

When we clean out your air ducts, we are not just removing dust and dirt. We’re also removing all of the microscopic particles that dust and dirt can attract and carry through the air. This can include household cleaners, odors, pet and human dander, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and much more. Duct cleaning is a great way to help your home smell better, too. 

Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration can help with your emergency AC needs. Call the doctor of home comfort today to schedule an appointment for air duct cleaning.

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