Air Duct Cleaning Services
Air duct cleaning services ensure that the air flowing through your home is breathable and healthy and maintains the efficiency of heating your home.
The air ducts of a home or office are incredibly important. The air flow for the residence or building is controlled almost entirely by the air ducts, with the exception of a little draft here and there that will escape under a door or window. Thus, if the air ducts build up a large amount of dust, debris and other air flow inhibiting gunk, the entire building, and all of its occupants, suffer.
Air duct cleaning services will check for the gunk that builds up in your air circulation system. The average six room house is said to collect approximately 40 pounds of dust, allergens, and other debris every year. That is a lot of dust and debris and can become a big problem, especially for households with asthmatic residents or anyone with allergies or even just anyone who breaths (which is most of us, right?)
Air duct cleaning should be done every two or three years for the typical home, in order to ensure healthy air for breathing. However, if you meet any of these criteria, it may be wise to schedule an air duct cleaning more frequently:
- Shedding pet owner
- Live in a notoriously dusty area
If you’re not sure how long it’s been since your home has had an air duct cleaning then it may be wise to order one as soon as possible, especially if you’re experiencing phenomena such as:
- Musty smells, especially when using AC or the heating system
- Uneven air flow or heating throughout the house
- Dirty vent covers for your vents
- Dark lines in the areas surrounding the heating/cooling vents
- Increase in energy and heating costs for your home
If you have recently had a remodel or construction project on your home it is an excellent idea to order a duct cleaning after the project is done. A remodeling or construction project is sure to throw up lots of dust and debris which can get into your air duct and settle down. Also, if your home has recently suffered flooding or water damage then it may be a good time to hire air duct cleaning services. Water will attract sediment, which will build up in your air ducts and reduce the effectiveness of the air flow through your home.
When air duct cleaners enter your home they first begin with a pre-cleaning inspection of your air ducts to determine how the ducts are configured and what will be necessary to ensure that the dust isn’t just blown out into your home and carpet. Then the air duct cleaning professionals employ a few agitation tools to dislodge the dust and debris in the ducts. As the debris is dislodged, a vacuum is connected to the air ducts to capture all the loose debris. After the dust is dislodged, compressed air is blown through the ducts to make sure that the vacuum can get every last bit of the filth that has been clogging up your air ducts. Any vents and air filters are also checked, cleaned or replaced and then set back in their place, ready to catch all the dirt and debris until the next air duct cleaning.
Healthy, breathable air relies on clean, effective air ducts, and so does your heating bill and the efficiency of heating your home. Don’t hesitate to get your air duct cleaning done, costs are not high and the process will over and done, leaving you with wonderfully clean ducts pumping clean air.