Air Duct Cleaning

Why Is It Important To Maintain Clean Air Ducts?

Air Duct Cleaning Bellevue

You may have heard of air duct cleaning, and may be wondering if it really lives up to all the hype. Yes! Air duct cleaning has many great benefits for your health and for your HVAC system. Is it time to schedule an air duct cleaning? How do you tell if your ducts are dirty? Here are some signs that you should call now for your free estimate:


  1. You have to run the heater or air conditioner for a long time to make the space the temperature you want.

Dirty HVAC systems do not work as efficiently as clean ones. Dust particles and debris can keep components from working the way that they should. Sometimes airflow is restricted and this effects the final air temperature that comes out of the vents as well. The heater will not feel that warm and the air conditioner will not get that cold.


  1. There is a bad smell when the heater or air conditioner is on.

It smells musty or like mildew when you run your HVAC system. This is one of the biggest clues that the ducts are dirty without even having to look inside.


  1. Your home or building has just undergone a renovation.

While it’s exciting to have a fresh looking space to enjoy, remodeling and renovation projects create lots of dust and debris. The floors, walls, and window areas were most likely cleaned thoroughly once the project was done, but the debris often finds a lovely hiding place in air ducts.


  1. Your home was recently invaded by pests.

If you recently had unwanted insects or rodents in your home or business, spaces in HVAC systems can make great hiding places. Even if there are no longer living pests, dander, feces, exoskeleton pieces, and pheromone trails (if you had something awful like cockroaches) can stay behind in the ducts and add allergens and bacteria to your clean indoor air.


  1. The outdoor components of the HVAC system are matted with dust.

If the outside of the system is loaded with dust, you can be almost positive that your system is filled with it on the inside too. If you see dust bunnies that hang out of the vents like little parachutes when you run the heater or air conditioner, it is most likely that there even more of them along the way in the ducts and other components inside.


  1. You see visible mold on air vents.

Fungus and mildew love dark damp places. If you see them growing on the outside of the system, where things should be bright and dry, this is a sign that things are far worse on the inside. While there is plenty of damp weather in WA, the moisture shouldn’t be leaking inside of your HVAC system. Your air ducts need a professional cleaning and inspection.


  1. You have a wood burning stove or fireplace.

It’s a favorite feature of many WA homes. There’s nothing like relaxing by a warm fire at the end of a chilly day! Unfortunately, the same creosote deposits that must be cleaned from your chimney can also make their way into your air ducts. It’s important to clean these deposits out so that you don’t accidentally turn your home into a giant carbon monoxide chamber.


  1. A smoker has spent a significant amount of time in the space.

Even if you do not smoke, a previous owner or tenant may have smoked in the building. The chemicals and carcinogens in cigarettes are very magnetically drawn to dust particles. If the dust particles from the HVAC system are blowing out through the vents when you use your heater or air conditioner, this means you are adding the chemicals to your indoor air.


  1. You or someone else in your home has unexplained allergies or illness.

You clean everything meticulously, but allergy or asthma symptoms persist. Symptoms are at their worst at home, especially during very cold or very warm WA weather, when you would be using your HVAC system.


  1. Your energy bill keeps increasing.

If your bills keep going up without you doing anything differently, it could be because your heating or cooling system’s efficiency is being compromised because it is not clean. Different system components must work overtime to compensate for how the dirt and dust cause the design not to function properly, therefore using extra energy.


If you are experiencing any of these problems with your HVAC system, Duct Cleaning Bellevue in WA can help you! Call now for your free estimate!


Our skilled technicians can help you breathe easier with a thorough air duct cleaning. While there are how-to videos circulating around the internet, it is always best to get a professional that you trust. We have the best equipment for dust, mildew and odor removal. Our combination of gentle tools and powerful vacuums ensure that your ducts will be safely and completely cleaned – the dirt will not simply get pushed inside further like it would with a traditional vacuum.


If you live or work in the WA area, call now to enjoy great benefit like:

  • Better respiratory health
  • Lower energy bills
  • Longer life of HVAC system
  • Less money spent on HVAC repairs


We look forward to working with you!