Most homeowners don’t give their air ducts much thought. However, as the years go by, dust, dirt, grime, and mold can all build up inside of the ducts, compromising your indoor air quality and energy efficiency. Air duct cleaning is a way for the team at Trahan’s Heating & Air Conditioning to clear the air at your home. Call us today to schedule your duct cleaning, or to learn more about this service.
Why schedule air duct cleaning for your home?
Here are the two primary benefits of calling Trahan’s to schedule your air duct cleaning service:
Indoor air quality
Professional air duct cleaning can have a positive impact on your home’s indoor air quality. By removing dust, dirt, and mold from your home’s ductwork, this service also removes contaminants and allergens from your circulating indoor air. Mold growth, in particular, presents a health risk to everyone living in the home.
One of the first steps you should take is to schedule an indoor air quality test with our team. This survey of your home’s air will identify just what the state of your home’s IAQ is and the steps that should be taken to make improvements. One of our recommendations—especially in the event that there is mold or mildew in the ducts—will be to have our team clean them out.
According to NADCA, an industry group that advocates for the benefits of air duct cleaning, the buildup of dust, dirt, and grime on HVAC system components inside of the air ducts can lead to reduced efficiency. Your air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace has to work that much harder to produce the cooling or heating your home needs.
All HVAC systems require an intake of indoor air to operate effectively. A clogged and dirty air filter can block this airflow, reducing efficiency and potentially leading to frozen evaporator coils for your air conditioner as the system cannot get indoor air. Dirty air ducts can have the same effect, blocking airflow to the evaporator coils.
What are signs that your air ducts need to be cleaned?
Here are just some of the signs that your air ducts may need to be cleaned by a professional in the near future:
- Your IAQ test shows signs of airborne mold: If your indoor air quality test from our team shows that there are mold or mildew particles coming from your home’s air ducts, you should have us clean the ductwork as soon as possible.
- You’re troubleshooting energy efficiency issues: If you have otherwise taken steps to make your home more efficient—such as scheduling a seasonal tune-up—but aren’t seeing results, you should have us clean your air filter and your ducts.
- Your home has a past pest infestation history: If your home has ever had rodents or other insects that pest professionals suspect may have traveled through the air ducts, you should have us clean out the ducts and remove any contaminants.
Why call our team for this service?
As noted by the Environmental Protection Agency, choosing an unqualified or inexperienced person for your air duct cleaning can have a number of negative consequences. First, you’ll want to hire a team that has and uses professional air duct cleaning equipment: a vacuum that is not working properly will actually make the situation in your ducts much worse, spewing dust outward deeper into the ducts. In addition, the wrong setup of equipment can lead to damage to the ducts or critical HVAC components. When it comes to air duct cleaning, it’s worth hiring a professional.
At Trahan’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re South Louisiana’s trusted, go-to team for indoor air quality and air duct cleaning services. Our professional techs have the right equipment, training, and experience needed to safely and effectively clean your ducts.
Call us to schedule your air duct cleaning here in Houma and South Louisiana.