Is Duct Cleaning Effective? How Often Should I Get My Ducts Cleaned?

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Not only are Oklahoma homeowners thinking more about their personal health these days, but they’re also spending more time inside their homes, which is likely leading to rising electricity and heating and cooling costs.

Getting your ductwork cleaned is a great way not only to help reduce indoor air pollutants but to keep your HVAC system running efficiently, which can help keep energy costs low. Duct solutions can make a significant difference for homeowners suffering from any of the following:

  • Lots of indoor dust
  • Visible dirty air vents
  • HVAC air filters that become dirty quickly
  • Low air flow coming from your vents
  • Increased health issues including sneezing, itchy eyes, coughing, or asthma
  • Any signs of insects or rodents in your ducts

Here’s why duct cleaning and sanitizing for your Duncan or Chickasha house can help maintain a cost-effective and healthy home for you and your family.

AIR DUCT CLEANING CAN FIX HVAC EFFICIENCY AND COMFORT PROBLEMS

Do you have low air flow or high energy bills? It could be due to dirty or clogged air conditioning ducts. The ductwork in your HVAC system isn’t something that many Oklahoma homeowners think about when it comes to effective heating and cooling, but over the years, dust, dirt, pet dander, mold and other particles and contaminants can build up in your ducts, preventing proper air flow of your air conditioner or furnace. Your unit will have to work harder to compensate, leading to increased wear and tear on your equipment, lower comfort levels, and higher energy costs.

AIR DUCT CLEANING SERVICES REDUCE AIR POLLUTANTS

The less air pollutants that are circulating throughout your home, the higher and healthy your indoor air quality levels will be. Poor IAQ has been shown to be responsible for a number of health issues, including increased allergies and asthma symptoms. With HVAC duct cleaning, you can feel (and breathe) better knowing that your circulating air isn’t picking up any mold, pollen, or dust that’s built up in your air ducts and sending them out into your living spaces.

DEHART: OKLAHOMA’S AIR DUCT CLEANING EXPERTS

DeHart is your local duct cleaning and HVAC company with the tools and expertise to keep your ducts clean and your home healthy. We have a few different services to address dirty or clogged ductwork. It starts with duct cleaning using industry leading Rotobrush equipment to remove dirt, dust, and debris. Our additional duct sanitization services go even further, where we’ll spray a sanitizing mist into your ductwork that kills germs, viruses, and bacteria that could be living in your ducts.

REACH OUT TO OUR TEAM FOR PROFESSIONAL AIR DUCT CLEANING NEAR YOU

Wondering how often should you do duct cleaning in your house? Want to learn more about air conditioner duct cleaning costs? The HVAC professionals at DeHart are happy to answer your questions, and find the right heating and cooling system solution for you. Even if you aren’t sure if you’re a good candidate for duct services, but would like to know more about the benefits of air conditioning duct cleaning, give us a call today.

For many Chickasha and Duncan homeowners, their heating and cooling ducts are out of sight and out of mind. Yet, whatever might be hiding in your ducts may have a negative effect on your home’s indoor air quality. After all, your ductwork is supposed to be circulating fresh air throughout your home. When your ducts aren’t as clean as they could be, your health and comfort could be at risk. Professional duct cleaning services from DeHart Air Conditioning can improve your home’s indoor air quality.

WHAT ARE SIGNS MY HOME’S DUCTS MAY NEED CLEANING?

Many homeowners wonder how often their ductwork needs to be cleaned. While the signals your ducts need cleaning can be subtle, if you notice any of these common signs of dirty ductwork it’s probably time for a clean-up:

  • Excess dust
    If your home seems to require constant dusting or dust seems to build up quickly, your heating and cooling ducts could be circulating dust that’s accumulated over the years.
  • Allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itchy eyes, or asthma
    Do your allergy symptoms get worse inside your Duncan home? Then your ducts may be harboring allergens, bacteria, and viruses, and spreading them around inside your home.
  • Dirty or dusty air vents
    Take a look at the vents in your home. If they seem extra dirty or have lots of dust, the buildup could be coming from inside the ducts.
  • Air filters that become clogged too soon
    If you find you’re swapping out air filters more and more frequently, it could be a sign of dirty ducts.
  • Ineffective heating and cooling systems
    Is your home not feeling as warm or cool as your thermostat indicates? Dirty ducts can clog up the air flow and waste energy, making your furnace or AC work harder than it needs to.
  • Visible signs of insect or rodent infestation
    These signs may be in the attic or around vents, and could include dead insects or animal droppings in the attic or crawl space. In these instances, your duct sanitation may need attention!

HOW DOES DUCT CLEANING WORK?

The DeHart Air Conditioning duct cleaning team uses specialized equipment to clean your ductwork and remove dust, allergens, and other pollutants that live inside your HVAC ducts. Using industry-leading Rotobrush equipment, our duct cleaning team will stir up dust and particles inside your ducts, and then safely vacuum them up before they can circulate inside your home.

Once your ducts are cleaned, you may opt to have duct sanitization done to eliminate bacteria and other harmful substances that may still reside in the ducts. To sanitize, the duct cleaning pros at DeHart Air Conditioning will “fog” a specialized sanitizing mist into the ductwork to eliminate harmful bacteria.

HOW CAN DIRTY DUCTS AFFECT MY HOME’S INDOOR AIR QUALITY?

With today’s tightly sealed and well-insulated homes, paying attention to your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) is more important than ever! Duct cleaning by the professionals at DeHart Air Conditioning can be the first step to a cleaner and healthier home. By removing air pollutants like germs, bacteria, and allergens, your family can breathe easier.

Once your ducts are cleaned and sanitized, you may want to add an air filtration system or humidity controls to enhance your home’s HVAC performance. Many families with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions enjoy healthier and cleaner indoor air with an IAQ upgrade.