All homes, regardless of size, eventually need professional air duct cleaning. In fact, this is a service that needs to be performed regularly to keep your home’s air clean and breathable. In this post, we’ll discuss what air duct cleaning is and why you should schedule an appointment with the professionals at Metro Energy Savers today.

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A professional HVAC technician should always be the one to do an air duct cleaning.

What are “air ducts” and why do they need cleaning?

If you have central air conditioning and heating, you have air ducts that wind through your ceilings and walls to deliver cooled and heated air to various rooms. Since these ducts are connected to both the air conditioner and the furnace, they’re in use all year, and are always transporting fresh air into your home, regardless of whether or not a system is on. “Fresh” being the operative word here, since air isn’t the only thing getting into your ducts. Dust, dirt, grime, allergens, pollutants, and pet hair can all gather in your home’s air ducts, getting into your air.

This is a bad thing, for multiple reasons. First off, all that mess is being circulated into your home’s air, which means you’re breathing in allergens and contaminants that can cause you to get sick. Second, all that buildup can actually impede the movement of air in your home, causing certain rooms to not receive cooling / heating as effectively as others and causing major energy inefficiency that costs you money every month. Finally, dirty air ducts make it harder to keep your home clean, as they push dust out continually. It’s just an all-around bad deal.

How does air duct cleaning work?

Here at Metro Energy Savers, we start by taking video of what your ducts look like before we get started. Many homeowners don’t believe that their ducts can actually be that bad, and the photos show them just how much dust and dirt can collect over time. Plus, the video will allow us to show you just how clean they are after we’ve finished our work. Unfortunately, many other companies that only do “air duct cleaning” try to trick customers by showing them generic “after” photos of the ducts. The video can’t lie, however, and it allows you to see what’s actually going on.

Next, our certified technician uses a special vacuum and brush attachment to reach deep in the duct and safely and cleanly remove all the dirt, dust, and who-knows-what-else. While we’re up there, our technician will also identify any spots where there are tiny air leaks and repair them. This could end up saving you major money down the road in increased energy efficiency.

What are some other ways to improve my indoor air quality?

We’ve discussed how air duct cleaning can make a big difference in the quality of the air inside your home, but if you want to go even farther, Metro Energy Savers can help. We sell and install products made by Global Plasma Solutions. These advanced air purifiers use a needlepoint ionization field to attract viruses and bacteria before then rendering them inert. It’s a must-have for households that want to have clean air, free of anything that could get you sick or cause an allergic reaction.

Why choose Metro Energy Savers?

Since 1987, Metro Energy Savers has offered exceptional cooling and heating services to the Dallas – Fort Worth – Arlington metroplex. For your home’s air duct cleaning, you want two things: a company that knows their way around the entire HVAC system, ducts including, and a company that is trusted, experienced, and guarantees your satisfaction.

Great news: you’re in the right place. Don’t just trust any company with your air duct cleaning. Instead, give Metro Energy Savers a call today at (817) 572-8700.