Your duct system is like the arteries of your heating and cooling system. Often forgotten, your ductwork plays a crucial part in distributing the hot and cold air we've come to rely on. It makes sure the conditioned air goes where we need it to, and must be properly maintained to ensure maximum performance year round. Over time, dust, dirt, debris, pet dander, pollen, mold, and other contaminants settle inside the ductwork. A system with dirty ductwork struggles to breathe, so it has to work harder, and that can shorten its lifetime. Pollutants and impurities remain inside the ducts - until they accumulate enough to get blown around by the air from your system, eventually invading your home and the air you breathe.
Dirty ductwork is just one of the things to look out for when it comes to your air duct system. In order to maintain maximum efficiency, the duct system must be a closed circuit - meaning all of its connections must be completely and properly sealed. A duct system that is improperly sealed can waste up to 30% of the conditioned air, immensely decreasing efficiency and raising your energy costs. It will also hinder the effectiveness of the system, making it impossible to heat or cool some rooms - no matter what you set the thermostat to.
But don't worry, there are several ways that we can help! We have what's necessary to keep your whole system running how it's supposed to.
Duct Cleaning: Duct Cleaning can effectively improve the quality of your air when performed correctly. We seal off all of the registers in the home, and hook up our special Duct Cleaning Vacuum, which uses negative pressure to remove all of the particles in the duct system including excessive dust, mold, and anything else that might be floating around in there. We also clean the supply and return registers exposed in the home. A thorough duct cleaning once every 5-10 years is recommended to prevent excessive buildup and potential contamination of your home. Furthermore, a clean system doesn't have to work as hard, so it helps to extend the lifetime of the system.
Duct Sanitizing: Duct Cleaning takes out all of the visible particles in your air duct system. But what about all of the not-so visible ones? Duct Sanitizing helps to remove all of the nasty non-visible particles such as mold spores and viruses that reside in your air ducts.
Duct Sealing: Seal the deal on your Indoor Air Quality, up your efficiency, and lower your energy bill! Up to 30% of air is wasted through leaks or cracks in duct system. That's good money spent on heating/cooling your garage, your attic, or under your home! Plus, all of that good air wasted makes it harder to heat and cool rooms, no matter what you set the thermostat at. Sealing the duct system can eliminate waste, provide better air flow throughout your home, keep contaminants out of your system and out of your air, and extend the lifetime of your system.