The ductwork in your home consists of many connected tubes that distribute heated or cooled air in and out of the rooms in your house. Air ducts in your home are like the lungs of your home. They take air in and breath it back out. Keeping these ducts clean can help to improve the air quality in your home, and improve the efficiency of your HVAC system. It is recommended that your ductwork be cleaned every 5-8 years. Possibly more if you have certain health problems. Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning would like to answer some frequently asked questions about air duct cleaning.
What is Air Duct Cleaning & How Do You Know if Your Ducts Need to Be Cleaned?
Air ducts found throughout your home can accumulate up to 40 pounds of dust and dirt per year in the air ducts. When you have your air ducts cleaned all of that dirt and dust build up is removed. There are at times other biological materials that can accumulate in your ducts and should be removed as well. When getting your ducts cleaned a technician uses a specialized, powerful vacuum to safely remove these contaminates from your ductwork. There are some factors that could lead a homeowner to consider getting their ducts cleaned more frequently:
– There are pets in the home that shed high amounts of dander and hair
– Your home has recently been remodeled or renovated
– Someone in your home suffers from asthma or other respiratory illnesses
– Before moving into a new home
– Smokers are present in the household
– If there has been any water damage to the home or HVAC system
– There is debris that is affecting air flow
– You can actually see dust emitting from the vents
Will Getting My Air Ducts Cleaned Save Me Money on My Energy Bill?
Getting your air ducts cleaned helps your system to run more efficiently and effectively. It can help to avoid damage to your HVAC system and keep it in good running order. When there is debris and a large accumulation of dust and dirt, your system can’t run as fluently as it would after getting a good cleaning. By improving the efficiency of your HVAC system, you may save money on your energy bill.
What Parts of the Ductwork Get Cleaned During Air Duct Cleaning?
In a typical HVAC system there are three main parts. These include: the supply and return grills, the interior surface of supply and return vents, and the HVAC system air handler. In a proper air duct cleaning all of these part must be cleaned. If only part of the system is cleaned the dirt, dust and other contaminates will spread to the areas that received the cleaning. It makes no sense to only clean a portion of the system when it is all so interconnected.
What to Expect when You Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned?
On average, the duct cleaning of a typical single family home should take 2-4 hours with at least two licensed technicians. Of course there are always circumstances that could change the amount of time it takes to complete the task. If your home is older and the ductwork has never been cleaned, it could take a little longer. If you live in a newer home that has had the ductwork cleaned on a regular basis, it may take less time.
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If there are any other questions that you may have about the cleaning of your air ducts call Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning today. Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning can help you improve your indoor air quality today.