If you are considering having your air ducts cleaned, you may be considering doing it yourself. Cleaning air ducts is very difficult, nearly impossible to do on your own. If you are wondering if this means you should just leave them alone, the professionals at Ambient Edge want to strongly suggest that you not do that.
Air ducts factor heavily into the quality of hair inside your home or business. Mold, dust, dirt, and debris can be found inside your air ducts. This can build up tremendously if not regularly cleaned.
Your HVAC system circulates air through your home, moving all of that dirt and debris when the air goes through the ducts. Your air quality and possibly your health can be compromised because of dirty air ducts.
When to Clean Your Air Ducts
Air ducts that have been neglected for a while more than likely need cleaning. But, other than the time since the last cleaning, there are some ways to tell when it’s time to have them tended to. Here are some things to consider if you are wondering if it’s time to have your air ducts cleaned:
- If you have battled insects or rodents inside your home or business, their droppings or dead bugs may have found their way into your air ducts. For obvious reasons, you will want that cleaned out.
- Home remodeling creates lots of dust and debris. Following a project, if dust still is circulating around your home, you may need to have your air ducts cleaned.
- Mold and mildew can build up on or around your air ducts. If you notice this, give Ambient Edge a call so that we can see that your air ducts are clean and uncontaminated.
While you may want to avoid the expense of having your air ducts professionally cleaned, consider the benefits. Keeping your home unpolluted can go a long way toward keeping your family healthy.
It is crucial that you hire a professional if you decide they need cleaning. Many projects are prime for DIY, but air duct cleaning is not one of them. There is a right way to clean air ducts. If the right protocol is not followed, you can create bigger problems by dislodging important parts of your system or by causing the air to escape into other parts of the home.
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How Does Air Duct Cleaning Work
We will first disconnect the power from your HVAC system. The next step is removing the duct covers and grills throughout the space. The grates all need to be cleaned with a cleaning brush and often with soapy water to remove accumulated dust and oil.
The grates then must be dried completely. Your professional air duct cleaning company will then use a high-powered vacuum intended for duct cleaning to remove dust, debris, bugs, pet hair, dirt, dead bugs, and rodent droppings. They will go deep into your air ducts to remove anything that should not be there.
We take extra care to ensure your ceiling grills are thoroughly cleaned. During this portion of the process, avoid being in the space because dust and debris will fall from your ceiling, and you want to avoid breathing it in.
Dust Buildup Prevention
If you want to prolong the time between air duct cleanings, preventing dirt, dust, and debris from building up is the best place to start. The professionals at Ambient Edge offer a maintenance program that can be helpful in keeping your air ducts clean and debris free. Annually, we will come to your home to check out your ducts and ensure your HVAC unit is in good shape and functioning properly.
We will clean out the ducts and will clean the HVAC system, and check for issues that could cause problems if not kept in check. Avoiding large problems in the future is the biggest benefit of having a maintenance plan with Ambient Edge. Some other things you can do to prevent dirty air ducts are listed below:
- Install filters, according to the manufacturer’s directions, over all of the hot air registers in your home or business.
- Seal gaps between the wall and the edge of your air ducts using caulk.
A little prevention can help you to avoid dirty air ducts in the future. Save money and time by preventing the problems to begin with. Your future self will thank you.
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Avoid putting your family’s health at risk by keeping your air ducts clean. Fresh, clean air is so much more pleasant to breathe in. So, for peace of mind and for the health of those who share your home.
The licensed technicians at Ambient Edge offer services that can help you ensure that your home is at a comfortable temperature and that the air inside your home is clean. Contact us today to schedule an air duct cleaning. While we are there, we can give your HVAC unit the once over and ensure it is functioning properly so you can be sure and beat the heat this summer.
Our staff is standing by round the clock to help you with any of your HVAC needs. Call any time, day or night, in case of an emergency, or contact us through our website. We are ready to manage all of your heating and cooling needs and to ensure your HVAC system functions at its top capacity.
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We Work to Create Lifelong Customers
We understand that there are many choices in who to call for your duct cleaning needs, your HVAC repairs, and maintenance. But, we want to not only be your first call but your only call. We work to create lifelong customers, but we want to maintain your unit for life, not repair it.
Speak to one of the Ambient Edge staff today about how a maintenance program could prolong the life of your HVAC unit. We are here to ensure you stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.