For the cleanliness of your home, efficiency of your heating and cooling system, and quality of your indoor air, you need to have a clean ductwork system. Contamination inside ducts can consist of dust, dirt, debris from construction, dander, pollen, hair, mold, and mildew. Removal such a variety of pollutants requires more than a long-handled broom and a bottle of cleaner. Duct cleaning requires special training and professional equipment. When you need duct cleaning in Mesa, AZ, call Johns Refrigeration and talk to our air quality specialists today.
You should schedule duct cleaning every one or two years, depending on how rapidly build-up develops inside your ventilation system. Here are some causes for contamination to begin to accumulate and lead to the need for duct cleaning.
- Ductwork breaks and gaps: Dust will gradually begin to build up inside ducts, but it can take over a year for this to become thick enough that it will cause trouble. But if your ducts have breaks in them from corrosion, damage, or poor sealing due to improper installation, dust and other outside debris will rapidly start to infiltrate the ventilation system. Not only will you need to schedule cleaning, you will also need repairs to seal the breaks.
- Clogged air filters: Neglecting to regularly change the air filters in the ventilation system will cause the filter to clog and dust to begin to get through. The air filter should be changed once a month during periods when your HVAC system is working regularly.
- Time: You simply can’t avoid some debris entering the ventilation system, and because the ducts are sealed along their length to maintain air pressure, this contamination will continue to grow over time. According to the NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association), in a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created each year through everyday living, and this contaminated air circulates through your home 5 to 7 times a day. No matter how clean your home, no matter how strong your ducts, contamination will get inside it and eventually require cleaning.
If you’ve never had your ducts cleaned before, you should schedule it right away. Find out from your professional cleaning technicians how often you should have the service in the future, since they will have a solid idea of how much contamination your ducts will gather each year. Get into a habit of regular duct cleaning visits: you deserve to have the healthiest air in your home.
Johns Refrigeration has the Mesa, AZ duct cleaning team that can take care of you.