When it comes to cleaning your air ducts, while you may be able to save a few dollars by cleaning them yourself, it’s definitely a good idea to hire a professional to do it for you.
For one thing, you may not have all the necessary tools or a vacuum that’s strong enough to properly clean out the entirety of your ductwork. For another, you don’t have to worry about accidentally spreading all that junk from your ducts throughout every room in your home and ruining your indoor air quality.
When you need to hire a company you can trust, Ambient Edge is the company to call. We have decades of experience in all things HVAC, including ductwork. Give us a call today at (888) 240-8283 to learn more and to schedule your service appointment.
The Importance of Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is incredibly important. Many people don’t even realize the chronic allergies or lung issues they suffer is due to the quality of their indoor air being so poor. The average homeowner conjures up enough dust and other air pollutants, on average, for their HVAC system to recirculate throughout the home about five to seven times each day.
It stands to reason that with all of this dust, animal dander, chemical residue, tobacco smoke, and other contaminants we have in our air, some of this is going to end up settling in our ductwork. Over time, these pollutants build up and become more severe, which is why cleaning your ductwork on a regular schedule is so important.
How Often Should You Clean Your Ducts?
You should clean your air ducts every three to five years at a minimum. You may need to clean your air ducts more frequently if you have more contaminants in your air than the average homeowner, say from cooking, cleaning, or smoking, or if you have pets. If you’re noticing your ducts need a cleaning every year, however, then there’s something foul afoot, and you should hire a professional to check your ductwork to find out why this is happening.
The Duct Cleaning Process
You may be surprised to see our technicians cutting into the box on top of your HVAC system, but trust us – this is all part of the process. This is how the duct cleaning process begins and, from there, our technicians insert flexible brushes and other tools into the ducts to clean them. These brushes spin around to break up any stubborn dust or debris, then use their HEPA-filtered vacuum attachments to suck it out of your vents and contain it within the machine.
This is why it is simply not enough to clean the parts of your vents that you can reach. For a proper duct cleaning that gives you the kind of air quality you can feel confident with, you need to have the kinds of tools that will allow you to thoroughly clean out your entire duct system.
Additional steps our crew will take include:
- Covering your furniture and carpeting to protect them from dust and debris
- Seal and re-insulate any holes or rips we find in your ductwork during our inspection to prevent further excessive buildup
- Check all ports and doors to ensure we have thoroughly inspected every aspect of your system
- Brush duct surfaces, in addition to vacuum cleaning, to ensure the thorough removal of all particles and dust
Signs of Dirty Air Ducts
If you only had your ductwork cleaned two years ago, you may need it cleaned more often if you notice any of these telltale signs of dirty, dusty ductwork:
- You keep finding dust everywhere, regardless of how often you clean
- Your energy costs continue to soar every month (and not just because of your provider)
- You find mold in your furnace or air conditioner
- You’ve just had a major renovation done on your home
- You’ve had a recent pest or vermin infestation
Any of these situations definitely calls for a cleaning sooner than the recommended three to five year minimum wait time. If any of these apply to you, give our professionals at Ambient Edge a call today.
Need Your Air Ducts Cleaned? Ambient Edge Can Help!
We here at Ambient Edge don’t want any of our customers to breathe in dirty air. We take your indoor air quality very seriously, and our licensed and certified professionals have the experience necessary to give your air ducts a thorough cleaning so you can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing your indoor air is as clean as it can possibly be.
If you need your air ducts cleaned, or if you’d like an inspection performed, give our team a call at (888) 240-8283, or send us a message via the contact form on our website. We’ll pick a time that works best for you, and we can even set you up with a preventive maintenance contract so you don’t have to worry about when your next cleaning should be. Save money and live clean – call Ambient Edge today!