Dallas is known for a lot of things.
Oil, money, the Cowboys, some of the richest people in the country – it’s even home to the frozen Margherita – are all part of the varied fabric of Dallas culture. There is, however, one element of Dallas that no one can overlook:the unrelenting heat and humidity.
Whether you’re merely relaxing at home or returning from a day at work in this famous Texas city, you’re surely going to want one thing in particular – cool, dry air from your in-home air conditioning system. That might be difficult, though, if you haven’t kept up with proper, timely maintenance on your air ducts. In fact, many people take their heating and cooling system for granted and neglect it entirely. What they may discover over time is that while they can avoid the cost of air duct cleaning services in the here and now, they most certainly will pay for it in other ways. The Duct Kings Dallas know this all too well…and they’re here to help.
Dallas’s Duct Kings
Everyone wants to breathe clean air. While this is obviously important when you’re outside, it’s even more important when you’re inside. HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems recycle air throughout the air ducts in your home or office. While air moves around, it can carry with it debris that can affect your breathing and long-term health:
- different types of dust
- pet dander
- particulates from pest droppings
- particulates from mold
- dead skin cells
If you’ve never performed regular maintenance on your duct system, or haven’t in the last 3 to 5 years, it’s time to call The Duct Kings of Dallas. From the moment they arrive, they start eliminating any lint, debris, dirt, and other contaminants from your ductwork. Their unique and thorough cleaning system includes the following:
- Specialized Camera System: Allows you to view the before-and-after state of your air ducts
- Sanitation Treatment Cleaner: Sprayed throughout the entire system to protect against microorganisms, germs, and viruses – and it’s completely non-toxic
- Antimicrobial Protectants: Prevents build-up of germs and microbes for up to one year
- EPA-Registered Antimicrobial Protectant: Coats ducts and HVAC wall surfaces to prevent mold and mildew build-up
Their comprehensive duct-cleaning services are, without a doubt, the best in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. Should any of the following helpful information lead you to consider that your home or office may require a thorough cleaning either immediately or in the near future, give The Duct Kings a call right away. They’ll have the air naturally flowing through your system once again in no time.
How Do You Know When to Have Your Ducts Cleaned?
It’s sometimes difficult to understand the direct and significant benefits that a thorough air duct cleaning provides. As stated, a lot of people take the air in their home or office for granted. There are, however, real benefits. You may never notice them, but they’re definitely there. So, when should you have them serviced? Well, there are some general rules of thumb. The first is, obviously, if you happen to notice any consistent difference when you’re inside rather than outside. If your breathing constantly seems to be a bit more labored or someone in your family has more difficulty with allergies and itchy, watery eyes, that could well be a sign that there’s a problem with your indoor air quality. Beyond your noticing physical difficulties, you should service your duct system either on a regular schedule or when certain events take place in your home. Note the following important points:
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends having your entire system cleaned every 3 to 5 years, and possibly even 2 to 5, depending on what part of the country you live in, how often you use it, and whether anyone in your home has any underlying allergy or respiratory issues.
Changes to Your Home
If you’re moving into a home that had a previous owner, it’s always a good idea to have your new home cleaned of any possible indoor air pollutants, especially if the previous owner is a smoker or hadn’t had the system properly maintained. You should also consider calling in HVAC cleaning professionals if you’ve built your home since there could be a significant build-up of sawdust and other construction debris. Likewise, sawdust and drywall dust may also build-up if you’ve recently completed a home remodeling project.
You may begin to notice mold build up if you experience increased itchiness in your eyes or you’re persistently coughing, if you notice musty smells in certain areas of your house, or even if you actually see it in what will probably be humid (Dallas?), damp, hard-to-reach places in your house. In this case, your system is most likely clogging with different types of dirt and particulates, resulting in air-flow inefficiency and stale air.
Although no one likes to think about it, from time to time pests manage to burrow their way into a house and set up shop in your duct system. You may either physically see them, or you may notice odors, debris (dander or droppings), or a significant decline in the performance of your system. A proper duct cleaning will eradicate any vermin problem.
Puffs of Dust
If you notice actual puffs of dust coming out of any of your vents when you activate your system, it’s definitely time for a thorough cleaning. That’s a sign of decreasing airflow and performance and is a direct threat to respiratory and health issues. The bottom line is that you should treat HVAC system cleaning as part of your regular ongoing home maintenance. Nationwide, the people who take care of this important part of their everyday lives report consistently better overall health.
Something that many homeowners fail to consider is the amount of stress and strain placed on a heating or cooling system that’s all clogged up. If it’s working harder and running inefficiently, your home utility bills will begin to increase. As mentioned above, you can foot the reasonable cost for the regular, required maintenance, or you can pay for having neglected your HVAC system in other, unnecessary ways. Should you schedule an HVAC cleaning appointment, also be sure to note the following things:
- Be wary of any company that suggests having your system cleaned more often. They’re most likely merely trying to have you sign a maintenance contract to get you to spend more money – unnecessarily.
- Be wary of cheap specials that seem too good to be true, because they probably are. Once they have their foot in your door with the lure of a low price, they’ll most likely continue to pile on charges.
- Make sure that you have your cleaning done by a legitimately-licensed HVAC professional.