The HVAC contractor suggested a comprehensive duct cleaning process
Living in St. Augustine, Florida, means dealing with especially hot and humid weather. We typically start up the air conditioner by the end of February and keep it running until sometime in November. There is a great deal of wear and tear on the cooling system. Maintaining a cool and comfortable home is a considerable expense. The air conditioner needs to operate efficiently to keep electric bills as low as possible. Because of the importance of the cooling unit, I take very good care of it. I’ve signed up for a service plan with a local St. Augustine HVAC contractor. Every spring, a certified technician provides a thorough troubleshooting of all components. He makes sure there is no buildup of dust and grime within the inner workings, tightens connections, tests refrigerant levels and handles all of the necessary tasks that ensure reliable and peak performance. Last summer, I had some issues with indoor air quality. I noticed that every time the air conditioner started up, I started to sneeze. My kids complained of headaches. When I scheduled AC repair, the technician inspected the entire cooling system. He discovered a significant buildup of pollutants within the ductwork. Dust, construction debris, bugs, webs, decomposing rodents and mold growth were blocking airflow through the system, forcing the air conditioner to run longer and use more energy. Plus, whenever the AC started up, these contaminants were becoming airborne and getting circulated throughout the home. The HVAC contractor suggested a comprehensive duct cleaning process. He used what looked like an industrial sized vacuum cleaner to access the entirety of the ducts and remove stubborn pollutants.