Indoor Air Quality
You may not realize how extensive the ductwork system in your home actually is. That’s because most of it is hidden from sight behind the construction material of the house. This is exactly the way you want it, as ductwork isn’t attractive to look at. But hidden ducts do have a few negative side effects, mainly that the ducts can have problems that are tricky to notice. The most common one, and one that you can solve easily, is ductwork that has become dirty with dust and other debris which will make your home's indoor air quality decline.
Professional duct cleaning is a service that Red Rock Mechanical, LLC offers to homes in the Northwest Vermont and Northeast New York areas. We use the best equipment to ensure that the job is done thoroughly. When you think you have dirty ducts, or if you haven’t arranged for duct cleaning in years (if at all), then give our offices in Burlington, VT a call.
Why Arrange for Duct Cleaning?
This is the question that comes to people’s minds when they hear about duct cleaning services. Is this job necessary, and does it offer any benefits? The answer, across the board, is yes.
- The main benefit of duct cleaning is that it improves HVAC energy efficiency. It only requires a thin layer of dust along duct walls to increase airflow resistance and strain the blower of the HVAC system. After a few years, the build–up will be enough to significantly raise utility bills.
- Cleaning air ducts also helps extend HVAC equipment life and lower the number of repairs the AC and heater may need. The extra strain from dirty ducts will wear down the system rapidly, and debris can get inside the cabinet and damage components.
- There’s also a benefit to indoor air quality. An average of 40 pounds of dust circulates through a six–room house each year. Removing this reservoir of air pollutants with ductwork cleaning makes for improved air quality. It makes a major difference if there are people in your home with allergies or asthma.
How to Tell You Need Ductwork Cleaning
There are some easy ways to determine that it’s time to schedule duct cleaning, even though you can’t see much of the interior of your ventilation system. Take a digital camera, unscrew the grill from over one of the ducts, and then reach your hand down inside and capture an image. Does the image show something that looks like a clogged car air filter, or dust collected under the cushions of a couch? Then it’s time for duct cleaning!
Also watch for spikes in your energy bills and larger amounts of dust around your house that keep you busy trying to make everything clean. Sometimes when you turn your air conditioning system on, you can even see visible dust in the sun beams coming through your window. And if you have never scheduled air duct cleaning, then you’re definitely overdue for it.
Cleaning Air Ducts Is a Job for Professionals
Only professionals with HVAC training can handle cleaning air ducts. This isn’t something that you can do with a long–handled broom or by sticking a vacuum hose down one of the ducts. Our experts at Red Rock Mechanical, LLC will see that the job gets done right, and with as little hassle as possible.
We treat all of our customers with respect, and we pride ourselves on solving problems the first time. Contact us today (any time of the day or night) to arrange for your professional ductwork cleaning in Burlington, VT and the surrounding areas.