Air duct cleaning is one of those out of sight, out of mind chores that often go undone or go way longer in-between cleanings. However leaving your air ducts dirty can, and most likely will, have a negative impact on your air quality. The young, elderly and those with respiratory problem suffer the most from dirty air ducts. Not only will keeping your air duct clean improve your air quality, but it can also help reduce your energy bill. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will explain why your air ducts need routine cleaning and the benefits that result when it is done.
Health Problems from Mold, Dust & Contaminants in Air Ducts
The majority of the air in your home is circulated through your air ducts, unless you happen to keep your windows open 24/7, which in Las Vegas doesn’t happen a lot. This means a lot of dust, and debris builds up inside your air ducts. That’s not all either. Air ducts exposed to moisture can build up mold, fungi and mildew. Pests like cockroaches and rodents often climb into air ducts where they will leave feces behind to break down and when you turn on your HVAC unit, these particles can become airborne and in turn you are now breathing it all in. From pest droppings, to airborne spores from mold, fungus, and mildews, they find their way into the air you breathe. This over time can cause breathing problems along with other illnesses. This is why it is important to have your air ducts cleaned regularly.
Air Duct Cleaning Process Explained
There are two ways air duct cleaning can be done. The first is done by using a special hose that connects to your air ducts to create suction. Then a high pressure air hose similar to a regular vacuum cleaner is run throughout your air duct system, sucking out all the loose particles. This will spare you those loose particles from entering into your air. The second method used to clean air ducts uses a similar method but in this one uses a brush head. This will loosen more of the dirt, and gunk off the walls of your air ducts as the vacuum sucks it all up. However it is strongly recommended to leave air duct cleaning to the professionals. Molds and fungi can prove hazardous and will need to be cleaned properly and with the proper precautions that professionals are trained to carry out.
How Often Should You Clean Your Air Ducts?
Air duct cleaning services can take anywhere from 3 to 5 hours depending on the size and the complexity of your HVAC system. However multiple heating and cooling systems like town house, apartments, and commercial business buildings can take far longer. When you’re seeking out air duct cleaning services, know what you’re paying for. If you’re paying for a thorough cleaning that should include all registers, inside the whole air duct system, the furnace fan, and the coils inside your heating pump or air conditioner. If there is a mold, fungus, or mildew problem, a disinfectant fogger machine should be used to kill any harmful organisms.
Air Duct Cleaning Services in the Las Vegas Valley, Summerlin, North LV & Henderson Nevada
If you notice that you are constantly suffering from allergies, and other breathing problems, it may be time to schedule your air ducts to be cleaned. Another sign is poor air circulation in some areas in the home. Poor circulation adds to your power bill. If you want to save money on your energy bill, and improve your air quality, call Air supply Heating & Air Conditioning to come and clean your air ducts.