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At JD’s Air Now, a heating and cooling company in Longview, Texas, we recommend both preventative maintenance for your air conditioner and annual duct cleaning for your ductwork to maximize your home’s energy efficiency. Throughout the course of everyday use, both your air conditioner and ductwork can collect dirt, rust, mold and other common household debris that affects its functioning. Since ductwork is typically out of sight in the basement, you may not give duct cleaning as much thought as preventative maintenance for your air conditioner. Since your ductwork and air conditioner work closely together, it is important that both are clean and in the best operating condition possible.
There are several benefits of adding duct cleaning to your spring cleaning checklist. In addition to greater energy efficiency, the air in your Longview home will be cleaner. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, regular duct cleaning can really help to alleviate symptoms. We recommend arranging for professional duct cleaning at least once a year, preferably in the spring and at the same time as your air conditioning maintenance appointment.
If you need further assistance with either indoor air quality or reducing your utility costs, JD’s Air Now can help. We will send one or more service technicians to your home to evaluate the quality of your indoor air as well as your energy usage. Our service technicians have been trained by the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) program to help customers select quality air purifiers and other products. There are air purifiers available today that are built right into your air conditioner or heating system. These systems can remove 99 percent or more of pollutants that are in the air of your Longview home. We are also happy to recommend stand-alone air purifiers to improve your quality of life.