When air moves through your Las Vegas home through your ductwork, it carries with it dirt, dust, debris, bacteria, allergens, dander, and more. Particularly in this desert climate with heat and cold extremes.
When your HVAC system is in good working order, your air ducts are an afterthought. But we start to get calls when Las Vegas homeowners notice airflow issues, unexplained spikes in their energy bills, or illness and allergies.
If this sounds familiar, one call to Ambient Edge at (702) 723-4704 is all it takes for a full ductwork assessment. Our skilled technicians can share with you the benefits of cleaning your air ducts, and if they find ductwork in need of repair and/or sealing.
The Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning
We don’t often think about everything that builds up in a home’s air ducts until we see everything that comes out of a home’s air ducts during cleaning.
- Home chemicals and odors
- Bacteria and germs
- Mold and mildew
- Rodent dander and droppings
- Insect droppings
- Pet dander and fur
While it’s not necessary to have an annual duct cleaning, it is recommended to have the ducts in your home cleaned every five to 10 years. If you’ve recently completed construction or renovation projects in your home, having your ducts cleaned at the end of the project helps you get a fresh start without the lingering dust and chemicals.
When you rid your air ducts of years of buildup, you benefit from cleaner indoor air and a home that makes it easier for people with allergies and asthma to breathe. Your HVAC system will be more efficient and less likely to burn out before its time.
The Hazards of Skipping Duct Cleaning
It’s never fun to think your home may be harming your health, but dirty air ducts do that and more.
Higher Energy Bills
Your HVAC filter is tasked with sifting out dust, dirt, and bacteria from the air flowing through your ducts. The dirtier your air ducts are, the more often you need to change your filter. Buildup on the filter and on the duct walls makes the HVAC system work a lot harder to pump hot and cool air throughout your home.
A harder working HVAC system has a shorter lifespan, burns out more frequently, and costs more to operate.
Breathing Dirty Air
Dirty air flowing through your ducts and out of your vents is dirty air you’re breathing. Excessive dust and debris, insect or rodent droppings, and mold are all health hazards that can be significantly reduced with air duct cleaning, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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The Benefits of Repairing Your Air Ducts
Sometimes ductwork is improperly installed, but more commonly, ducts break, corrode, or separate over time. Broken ducts can gather moisture that causes condensation and even water damage in your home. Moisture can also allow mold to grow and spread.
Having your ductwork repaired can also help prevent “hot spots” and “cold zones” in areas of your home where airflow is improperly concentrated.
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The Benefits of Properly Sealing Air Ducts
If you notice, any of the following, improperly sealed ductwork could be to blame:
- Your utility bills are growing steadily
- Unusual spikes in your energy bills
- Several rooms or areas in your home are hard to cool or heat
- Rooms, or even your whole house, is stuffy with poor airflow
A skilled Ambient Edge technician will do a thorough assessment of the ductwork throughout your home, even here you’re not able to easily see. If we spot issues with unsealed ducts, we can make them almost completely airtight.
This lightens the load on your HVAC system, saves you money on energy bills, and makes your home more comfortable. Proper duct sealing can also prevent moisture and pollutants from entering the ductwork.
Up to 30% of the heated and cooled air that moves through your ductwork is lost due to damage and improper sealing. No amount of thermostat adjustment will make your home comfortable if the air cannot flow correctly through the ducts.
The Danger of Poorly Sealed Ducts
In addition to higher energy bills, an uncomfortable home, and poor indoor air quality, damaged or poorly sealed ducts can be dangerous—even deadly.
When ductwork is not performing properly, your gas stove or furnace could draw air out of the furnace exhaust system and it gets sucked into your interior ductwork, instead of being sent out. This means carbon monoxide can be piped through the vents in your home and it’s an emergency. An avoidable emergency, if you have correctly repaired and sealed ducts.
Schedule Your Air Duct Cleaning, Sealing, and Repair Assessment Today
Having a professional assessment of your ductwork to provide cleaning, sealing, and/or repairing is as easy as calling Ambient Edge at (702) 723-4704. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and have hundreds of happy customers. We want to help you protect your health, your home and lower your utility bills, contact us now to get started.