Cleaning your air ducts is one way to improve the quality of the air in your home, help prevent accidental fires in dryer vents, lower energy costs and keep the interior of your home cleaner.
According to the NADCA – National Air Duct Cleaners Association – the average American home generates forty (40) pounds of dust a year and your home’s heating and air conditioning system are like the lungs of your house, circulating everything in it. A thorough cleaning that is done by professionals will remove cobwebs, debris, children’s toys, dust, rodent hair and droppings, clogs from vents, pet hair, calcium deposits, paper clips, & whatever else that might collect inside.
It’s Good for Your Health
There is a growing body of evidence that says regular cleaning of your HVAC system does provide some health benefits. A proper duct cleaning will assist with the treatment of respiratory issues by providing a cleaner breathing environment. If you have asthma, dust mites can irritate your condition. Our service will help remove them.
If you are like many of our customers, you probably have allergies. Depending on the time of the year, they can be a pain in the neck, triggered by something in the air. Many of our customers aren’t even sure what triggers their allergies; they just know when they are having symptoms. Our service helps clean out any deposits of pollen, dust and any other environmental contaminants, reducing the severity and frequency of allergy symptoms.
Lower Your Energy Costs
Depending on the location and amount of contamination in your HVAC system, your system may have to work much harder than normal to push air through the vents, driving up your energy costs. Dirt and dust can build up on the components of your system, making your energy efficiency drop and wearing out your system. By keeping your system cleaned and properly maintained, you can lower your power bill and extend the life of your HVAC system.
Top Signs You May Need Air Duct Cleaning Service
Cleaning your air ducts may be necessary if:
- Dusting and sweeping the furniture require to be done more than usual.
- After cleaning, there’s still left over visible-dust-floating around the house.
- During or after sleep you may be experiencing nasal congestion, sinus problems, or headaches.
- A room in your house has little/no air flow coming from the vents.
- You are experiencing allergies or are constantly getting sick.
- There is a stale or musty odor when turning-on the air conditioner or furnace.
How Often to Get Your Ducts Cleaned
While there are no hard and fast rules, you can use your personal preferences and some common sense to determine how often you want your ducts cleaned. Some general guidelines are:
Every 3 to 5 years – This is at a minimum. With forty pounds of dust and who knows what else being generated in your home annually, that would be between 120 and 200 pounds potentially circulating in your home. We recommend getting your ducts cleaned annually, during one of your carpet cleaning appointments (which we recommend no less than twice per year.)
When you move into a new home – Unless you personally know the preceding homeowner serviced and cleaned the air ducts within the last 3 years, it is a good idea to have them cleaned. You specifically want to check your dryer vents for clogs as a clogged dryer vent prevents your dryer from working properly and can become a fire hazard.
After purchasing a new home – It is likely the air ducts have built-up debris from the drywall dust & other materials that were used during the entire construction phase. This is not good to be breathing and you want to have that cleaned after moving in.
After completion of a house remodeling project – Depending on the project, there can be dirt and dust particles that get into your air vents and settles there.Similar to construction of a new home, you will want to have this cleaned immediately after the completion of a dusty project, especially anything involving drywall or tile.
Make Sure You Clean the Whole System – Including Dryer Vents
There are three major components to an air duct system: the return and supply grills, the interior surface of the return and supply vents, and the air/furnace conditioner handlers. All three parts must be cleaned. If you clean only one or two of the components, the contaminates from the third component will rapidly contaminate the ones that were cleaned.
One area that gets overlooked are dryer vents. While technically not a part of your HVAC system, it is one of the most important ducts to get cleaned in your home. The amount of dust and lint that builds up can completely clog a two inch to four inch wide vent, preventing your dryer from drying clothes, driving up energy costs and worse – causing a fire hazard. You want to make sure this vent is checked annually.
Why Use Surfside Carpet Newport Beach to Clean Your Air Ducts
If you have used us before for our carpet cleaning services, you know our attention to detail, reliability and friendly attitude. You know we will get the job done right the first time.
We use the latest equipment and techniques in the industry that combines fast service with thoroughness. We will be efficient and effective in cleaning your ducts while being as unobtrusive as possible. There won’t be any giant messes or uprooting of your family or daily routine. We treat every customer’s home as if it were own.
And as always, all our work is 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. If you aren’t happy with the results, we will come back and make it right until you are happy.