Air Duct Cleaning
As you’re heating and cooling your home, you may not realize that your air ducts are collecting dust and debris as a result. This dirt can accumulate quickly, especially during extreme temperatures. Air ducts require regular cleaning just like many of the other surfaces in your home.
It may be time to clean your air ducts if you see the following signs:
- An air duct with permanent or long-term water damage.
- Mold, mildew, slime, or other microbial growth.
- Buildup of debris that restricts air-flow.
- Dust, cobwebs, or other debris visibly blowing from ductwork/registers.
- Evidence of insect or rodent infestation.
- Bad odors from your ductwork or heating and cooling system.
- Frequent bouts of illness or allergies among your family.
- If your ductwork is fiberglass, as it collects contaminants more easily than sheet metal.
The Importance of Regular Duct Cleaning
During normal operation, dust can accumulate in ductwork, which can ultimately lead to poor air quality in your home. Regular duct cleaning has been shown to reduce the growth of bacteria within the ducts, as well as increase the efficiency of your heating or cooling system. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted due to contaminants. This can cause your system to work harder or shorten its life-span, costing you money and headaches down the road. Additionally, allergy and asthma sufferers, as well as young children and the elderly can have health issues due to poor indoor air quality. Regular air duct cleaning can ensure healthy air quality in your home as well as save you money in the long run.
How Does it Work?
The expert technicians at EMG Mechanical will open all access panels and inspect each air duct. If it is determined that duct cleaning is necessary, we will bring brushes and vacuum equipment specially designed to remove the dust and debris. This specialized equipment uses high-end HEPA filters that capture 99.9% of dust and debris to ensure that your home says clean as well!
In addition to cleaning supply ducts, return ducts, air vents, and diffusers, the professionals at EMG Mechanical will take the time to conduct a routine cleaning and maintenance of your HVAC system. This maintenance will address system components such as heat exchanges, coils, drain pan, fan motor and housing, and system housing. By doing all of this, EMG Mechanical ensures thorough cleaning results along with smooth and efficient operation of your HVAC unit.
Ductwork have you wondering what’s down the proverbial rabbit hole? Don’t fear the unknown, contact EMG Mechanical today!