The Better Heating-Cooling Council recommends having your air ducts cleaned once a year. When you think about what can accumulate in your air ducts this makes sense.
Your air ducts are the pathway for heated or cooled air to travel throughout your home. Pollen, mold, dust, pet dander and dust mites can make these ducts their home.
This means that every time your furnace fires up and sends the heated air throughout your home, everything in those ducts is traveling in that air and is delivered directly to your family room, bedroom, kitchen, etc.
Thus, indoor air can be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air. These particulates can also cause breathing problems, respiratory issues, allergies, and more.
Duct Cleaning Basics
Duct cleaning is typically done with a vacuum. There are service providers who will use a portable vacuum, much like the vacuum you have in your home. However, this does not provide much power and often the hoses reach just a few feet.
A truck mounted cleaning unit provides a lot more power and has longer hoses. A proper cleaning will also incorporate high pressure air sent into the duct work along with the powerful vacuum. The pushed air and suction work together to get the ducts clean.
Duct Cleaning Benefits
Obviously, cleaner air is the major benefit of having your ducts cleaned. Over time duct work can accumulate those nasty substances. According to the American College of Allergists, 50% of all illnesses are either caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air.
Additionally, 9 out of 10 HVAC system failures are usually caused by dirt and dust. Keeping your HVAC system cleaned and tuned up will help to prevent catastrophic system issues.
Should you have your air ducts professionally cleaned? Take our quiz to find out:
- Do you have to dust your furniture/household surfaces more frequently?
- Do you notice strange odors when your furnace is blowing air?
- Is there dust on your air vents/floor vents?
- Do you see streaking or black marks around your air vents/floor vents?
- Does anyone in your household suffer from allergies/asthma/respiratory issues?
- Do you want to keep your HVAC system operating at peak performance?
- Do you want to avoid system failures?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, your home is due for a duct cleaning. Grab our super savings this month and get $100 off a whole house duct cleaning services. Grab our coupon below and schedule your service today!
At TR Miller Heating and Cooling, our technicians are NATE Certified, our cleaning process uses our TR MILLER Power Vac - A 16,000 CFM truck mounted unit that will remove up to 98% of dirt and contaminants in your ducts.