HVAC & Air Duct Cleaning Guide For Texas Newcomers

Climate and Enviroment

Moving to a new state can be an exciting and challenging experience. Understanding the ways Texas is unique can help you feel at home as you settle into your new life. Topping the list is the understanding that fajitas originated in Houston, chili (the state dish) originated in San Antonio and there’s a good chance your HVAC system may be different from what you’re used to on the East or West Coast. You’ll want to make sure your system is in good working order to improve efficiency and keep costs down, keeping in mind that the particular climates in Texas can affect how you use your HVAC system. Here’s what you need to know.

Endless Summer

The first thing to keep in mind is that Texas is known for its hot and humid weather. You will typically be running your cooling system 9-10 months out of the year! This means that your air conditioner will be working hard to keep your home cool and comfortable beyond the summer months. If you’re coming from a cooler climate, you may not be used to running your AC system for extended periods of time. It’s also important to note that these long run times combined with high humidity contributes to excess moisture in the system, creating excellent conditions for mold and mildew growth. 

Understanding Your HVAC System 

Another factor to consider is the type of HVAC system you have. In Texas, most homes have central air conditioning systems with a furnace for heating during the winter months. This setup is different from the heat pumps that are popular on the East Coast, which provide both heating and cooling. Or on the West Coast, where many homes have ductless mini-split systems that offer zoned heating and cooling. 

Air Duct Cleaning is an essential part of keeping your HVAC system running smoothly

In addition to regular maintenance, air duct cleaning is an essential part of keeping your HVAC system running smoothly. Over time, dust, dirt, and other debris can build up in your air ducts, which can reduce the efficiency of your system and even lead to health problems. Mold on the vents covers/registers and odors coming from the system is what most newcomers to Texas are not used to. While common developments, these growths should not be ignored and are signs that your HVAC system needs professional attention. 

To prevent these issues, it’s smart to schedule regular air duct cleaning with a certified air duct cleaner like Power Vac America. They have the equipment and expertise to clean your air ducts thoroughly, removing all dust and debris to ensure your HVAC system runs efficiently.

 A checklist for hiring a professional duct cleaner includes making sure they are NADCA certified, hold the appropriate state license required for air duct cleaning and are insured. Power Vac America would be happy to quote your air duct cleaning job and can be reached at 713-645-4611.

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So welcome to Texas from Power Vac America! 

While chips and queso are the easy part, operating your HVAC system in Texas requires a bit of understanding of the unique climate and system types. Regular air duct cleaning is crucial to maintaining good indoor air quality and ensuring your HVAC system operates efficiently. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re experiencing excess dust, odors, mold or health concerns. With the right knowledge and maintenance, you can enjoy comfortable indoor temperatures year-round in your new Texas home.