Each day, the ducts in our homes carry warm or cool air through each room. We rely upon these ducts more than we realize. In addition to the air that travels through our air ducts, particles, and contaminants also make their way in. Over time, these can pose serious issues to your HVAC system. Your health and the health of your family may also begin to suffer.

HVAC duct cleaning can help keep your family healthy and improve the efficiency of your HVAC system. Germs, dust, and allergens naturally settle within ductwork all the time. Just because it’s normal doesn’t mean it’s safe, though. Contamination may threaten the health of older adults, and those suffering from asthma or allergies may find dirty ductwork especially hard to live with. If you’ve noticed an uptick in symptoms like headaches and sneezing, your system may be overdue for a ductwork cleaning.

Common allergens found in ductwork include:

  • Mould. Mould often grows as a result of prolonged moisture, such as humidity, and can be very hazardous to the health of everyone in your home. If left unaddressed, your HVAC system can circulate the mould throughout your home, leading to an allergic reaction and even toxic poisoning.
  • Dust and dirt. Dust and dirt naturally collect in your HVAC system over time and can impact the comfort of those in your home, especially if they struggle with asthma or allergies.
  • Pet dander. If you have pets, you’ll probably find dander collecting in your ducts. Pet hair can slowly clog your HVAC system and reduce indoor air quality.
  • Vermin or insects. In addition, both insects and vermin can get into your ducts, leaving behind droppings. In worse cases, they can die in your ducts, creating potential health problems. If you hear them running or crawling around, reach out to our duct cleaning experts for assistance.

Improve Efficiency with HVAC Duct Cleaning

Need another reason to prioritize air vent cleaning? One visit from our service professionals can significantly improve the efficiency of your HVAC system. If you’ve seen an increase in your utility bills or have noticed your HVAC system not working as effectively, dirty ductwork may be to blame. When dirt, dust, and particles build up over time, they limit the airflow and force your HVAC system to work harder to reach the same temperatures. This leads to an increase in energy usage while efficiency decreases. Ultimately, you’ll see higher utility costs as a result.

Debris, dust, and dirt also tend to clog air filters and the unit itself. This leads to excessive wear and tear and other issues that can result in costly repairs. When left for too long, dirt filters and ducts may even cause the breakdown of your HVAC system. Regular cleanings will not only improve efficiency but it will also help extend the life of your HVAC unit.

How Often Should Air Ducts Be Cleaned?

Many homeowners aren’t sure how often they should schedule HVAC duct cleaning services. We recommend a thorough duct inspection and cleaning every three to five years. Some circumstances may warrant more frequent cleaning, including the following:

  • You’re starting or finishing a home renovation.
  • You have a pet(s) that sheds significant amounts of hair.
  • Someone in your household smokes.
  • You hear rodents or insects crawling around in your ducts.

Our HVAC team also recommends that you have an air duct inspection and HVAC cleaning before moving into a new home.

Our Air Duct Cleaning Process

Aire Serv adheres to a four-step air vent cleaning process. When we are finished, your ducts will function like new.

Our process includes the following:

  • Inspection. First, we’ll thoroughly inspect your ducts to understand the extent of cleaning required. This includes checking to see if any toxic or hazardous materials are present that require special handling. Assessing your duct system allows us to provide the most thorough cleaning possible.
  • Addressing all the components. This includes checking the supply and return ducts, diffusers, grilles, drip pans, fan house, motor, and more.
  • Thorough cleaning. Using recommended air duct cleaning tools, including brushes, air whips, skipper balls, and HEPA vacuums, we’ll dislodge all dirt, dust, and debris from the ducts.
  • Quality check. We’ll conduct a thorough quality check to ensure your system is functioning properly and our HVAC cleaning service has been completed to your satisfaction.

Trust Our Experienced Pros for Your HVAC & Air Duct Cleaning

When your ducts are due for a deep clean, you can trust the professionals at your local Aire Serv to do the job right. Our team has the experience, tools, and techniques to address even the dustiest air ducts. There’s no job too big or too small for our team. Our 24/7 support means we’re always available to answer questions, address concerns, and arrive on-site when you need us most.

We stand by our stellar service with the Neighbourly Done Right Promise. We’ll get the job done right the first time, every time. If something doesn’t meet your standards, we’ll make it right. This commitment to our customers has made us Canada’s go-to HVAC cleaning and repair service.

Need HVAC & Air Duct Service? Contact Us Today!

Ready to make HVAC duct cleaning a priority? Allow the Aire Serv team to perform a thorough inspection of your air ducts and determine whether cleaning is necessary. If you can’t remember the last time you had your air ducts checked, you’re likely overdue for an inspection. Schedule an appointment online or give us a call today.

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