There is somewhat of a debate about air conditioner maintenance and whether you need to clean your air ducts when you have your unit serviced. Some say you need to have it done once a year, but others say you only need to have it done at certain times.
The answer is: It depends. Your Ahwatukee AC technician will inspect your cooling system and let you know the right maintenance schedule, including your duct work. You’ll want to stick to those recommendations to ensure that you have continuous cooling coverage. The Arizona summer will be miserable without it.
Here are a few reasons that you might need to have your Ahwatukee air conditioner ducts cleaned:
Pets and pests can be a real nuisance for your air conditioner ducts. If you have pets, the hair can build up over time in the ducts, which can reduce the efficiency of your air conditioner and can lower the air quality in your home. If pests get into your home, such as rats or squirrels, you can get dirt, hair and other bacteria into your duct work, which will blow into your home.
Get regular duct work cleaning if you have pets, and schedule a cleaning whenever you notice you have a pest infestation. Call the exterminator, as well!
All the dirt and debris that is circulating in your home will get drawn into your duct work. Therefore, if you remodel or renovate your home, you will likely send a lot of dust and debris into your ducts. If you keep the windows open frequently, you might have more debris in your ducts. If you have a lot of people in your home, you might have more dirt and dust circulating.
Schedule a duct cleaning after any renovation, and schedule other cleanings as needed to respond to conditions in your home.
Mold can take up residence in just about any area of your home. If it gets into your duct work, it can be spread more easily to other areas since the moist air from the air conditioner will blow it into your home. You must schedule a cleaning as soon as you notice any signs of mold. If you aren’t sure if the mold is in the ducts, scheduling regular Ahwatukee air conditioner maintenance will uncover it.
Sudden allergy attacks are a good sign that your ducts need to be cleaned. Mold, dirt, dust, pet hair, and bacteria can all build up inside the ducts, and they can be blown back into the home with the air conditioner. You will be breathing in irritants that have an extra helping of bacteria. Cleaning your ducts can improve the air quality in your home and relieve your symptoms.
Comfort Experts can diagnose your air conditioner and your duct work and provide any maintenance or cleaning that is necessary. We can inspect duct work during our routine air conditioner maintenance, or you can schedule a duct inspection separately. Your AC technician will make tailored recommendations for your home, ensuring that you get the best air quality and that your air conditioner remains healthy for many years to come.
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