Cleaning your ducts on a regular basis will improve the quality of the air you breathe. As well; it improves the air flow from your heating and cooling systems, saves on heating and cooling costs, removes duct blockages that impair your heating and cooling systems and reduces the need for costly HVAC system replacements or repairs.
Air ducts and furnaces, if not cleaned regularly, may become the breeding ground for mold, mildew, and bacteria that may affect the quality of the air your family breathes. When we clean your ducts, we carefully clean all aspects involved in the cooling and heating system of your home. Since air passes through all these systems it’s not sufficient to clean only one.
When air ducts are cleaned, the following components of the cooling and heating system should be cleaned:
- diffusers and filters
- supply and return air ducts and registers
- drip pans or condensate drain pans
- heat exchangers composed of cooling and heating coils
- fan motor and housing
- fresh air ductwork
- variable area volume or VAV
- housing for the air handling unit
If you are trying to decide whether to have the air ducts of your home or office cleaned, ask yourself:
- Do the air vents in your home or building expel pieces of debris or dust?
- Are there traces of mold in the air duct?
- Does any member of your household have allergies, breathing problems, or just gets sick often?
- Do you have rodents or mice in your home?
- When was the last time the air ducts of your home or office were cleaned?
Your furnace works hard all winter. With yearly maintenance we can help you avoid costly and inconvenient breakdowns.
Keeping your furnace clean helps with the following -
- Detect carbon monoxide leaks & prevent the development of hazardous conditions
- Reduce dust particles and bacteria
- Help prevent a middle-of-the-night furnace breakdown
- Reduce your monthly heating bills by ensuring your furnace is operating at peak efficiency
Dryer Vent Cleaning
And don’t forget to clean your dryer vent on a regular basis. Lint build up not only causes the threat of fire but also hinders the efficiency of the dryer. Clothes take longer to dry or don’t fully dry. This will cause your dryer to be less energy efficient and cost more to dry your clothes.
Other signs to look for are -
- Clothes are hotter than normal at the end of the drying cycle;
- The outside of dryer gets very hot;
- The outside exhaust vent flapper does not open very much indicating low exhaust velocity;
- Laundry room becomes more humid than it is usually;
- Burnt smell is evident in the laundry room.