Learn why air duct cleaning is vital for a healthy home and how to get it done right
When was the last time you had your air ducts cleaned? Never? You should shudder to think what might be lurking in the air you breathe!
Why You Need Air Duct Cleaning
Would you eat off of a dirty plate covered in months or years’ worth of fossilized food residue? Of course not. A dirty air duct is kind of like a dirty plate. Just like food can be contaminated by a dirty plate, air can be contaminated by a dirty duct. Remember, all the air in your home passes through the ducts multiple times every day, picking up allergens like:
- Mold spores
- Pet dander
- Smoke residue
By cleaning out all the dust and debris that has lodged in your ducts over time, you can enjoy cleaner indoor air. Your home will smell better, dust will accumulate at a slower rate, and you shouldn’t have sneezing fits or other allergic reactions any more.
Cleaning your air ducts is even good for your wallet, because cleaner ducts extend your HVAC filter life and, by extension, your HVAC equipment life.
DIY Air Duct Cleaning
There are some steps you can take on your own to help support cleaner air ducts:
- Keep the areas near floor grates clean
- Periodically remove and clean vent covers
- While your vent covers are off, use the hose attachment on your vacuum to suck up dust inside the duct
It’s a good idea to do a little DIY duct cleaning whenever you notice dust beginning to accumulate on the vent covers.
Professional Air Duct Cleaning
Of course, you won’t be able to reach every inch of your air duct system for cleaning on your own. Fortunately, you can call the air duct cleaning experts at Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing for help.
Our HVAC technicians have tons of experience with air duct cleaning and they know how to get all that mess out of your ducts without dirtying up your home in the process. We start by using compressed air and brushes to dislodge dust from the interior surfaces of your ducts. Then, we attach our powerful vacuum equipment to remove all this dust straight into HEPA filtered vacuum bags for disposal. The HEPA filtration ensures that even the tiniest particles get captured during cleaning and are not left to float around your home.
Professional air duct cleaning is typically recommended once per year, but your needs may vary based on your specific situation. For an all-inclusive estimate on air duct cleaning, please contact us at (661) 947-2653 now.