We are taking the following precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. All of our technicians have masks, glasses, latex gloves and shoe booties if they have to enter your home. Our technicians also have hand sanitizer and disinfectants that they use after every call.
If we are there to do maintenance and we don’t have to come inside your home to get to the equipment, we are asking homeowners to adjust the thermostat for us so we can do the system maintenance without entering the home. We will not be shaking hands and will keep our distance from customers.
Some of the most common indoor air pollutants include pollen, pet dander, dust mites, bacteria, virus, mold, and fungi. When these pollutants contaminate the air, they can aggravate your allergies or asthma, cause dry throats and itchy skin, and leave you vulnerable to colds and viruses.
You may have read blogs or you might have seen videos of people having their air ducts cleaned out. The trendy videos have been seen by home owners across the US, & many are left wondering if Duct Cleaning really works.
Here are 4 tell-tale signs that you may need to have your ducts cleaned:
Mold found on your furnace, air conditioner, or air handler isn’t a guarantee that your ductwork has been affected, but it certainly increases the chances.
2. You just built your home, or it is more than 10 years old
Construction leaves behind a giant mess. Even when your contractors are diligent about cleaning up and closing off work areas to keep the rest of the house tidy, dust and debris will always find its way in.
Construction dust can contain particulate matter that you don’t want to breathe, so don’t wait until you experience respiratory problems to call in the pros.
3. Your home gets dusty often, no matter how much you clean
If you notice that every flat surface in your house is coated in a layer of dust almost immediately after you’ve put away your cleaning supplies, you probably need to have your ducts cleaned.
Take a look at both the supply and return vents around your house. Are they visibly dirty and dusty? Carefully remove a vent cover and look into the ductwork. Is the metal covered in dust?
4. You’ve noticed a spike in your energy bill
Your energy costs shouldn’t increase significantly month to month. If you have a bill that is noticeably high, however, or if you look at your account and notice that your utility bills are much higher now compared to the same time a year ago, your home’s ductwork might be at fault.
In some cases, ductwork can become so dirty that air isn’t able to flow freely and efficiently through your home’s HVAC system. When this happens, your furnace and air conditioner are forced to work harder (use more energy, in other words) to maintain the temperature you’ve set at the thermostat. This extra energy expenditure translates to higher utility bills for you.
Beyond removing airflow-obstructing dirt and debris, your air duct cleaning technician will also keep an eye out for leaking ducts. Ductwork is usually installed in a home in sections, and these sections are sealed to prevent air leakage. Over years of use, however, these seals can deteriorate, which reduces the efficiency of your HVAC system.
The bottom line is that when your ductwork isn’t sealed properly, you’re paying for heated and cooled air that you don’t get to enjoy.