Dirty air ducts are considered one of the many possible sources of dust and debris present in your home. You should consider calling air duct cleaning service providers if you notice substantial visible mold growth in the ducts. However, there are many sections of your HVAC system that are not easily accessible. Therefore it is important to hire expert technicians to get your air ducts cleaned.

What is Air Duct Cleaning?

Nowadays, as we need to stay indoors, more and more people are becoming aware of indoor air pollution. Air duct cleaning refers to the cleaning of the HVAC system components including the supply and return air ducts, grilles, diffusers, heat exchangers, condensate drain pans, heating, and cooling coils, fan house, and fan motor.

If not properly maintained, these components can become contaminated with particles of dust, debris, and pollen. Moreover, if moisture is present, it can lead to microbial growth. Some of these contaminants can cause allergic reactions.

Things you should know about Air Duct Cleaning

At Lee’s Heating and Air Conditioning, we want to help you learn more about air duct cleaning.

  • Carpet Cleaning Companies Do Not Offer Reliable Air Duct Cleaning Services

    Did your carpet cleaner offer to clean the air ducts for your home at a price that is too good to be true? If so, it may not actually be true. Don’t take the bait. Carpet cleaning service providers often try to scam you into believing that they can help clean the air ducts at a nominal price. Air duct cleaning service is never an add-on service and it does not take 15 minutes to perform the cleaning.

    When opting for air duct cleaning services, you can expect to pay several hundred dollars and the job can take somewhere between 2 to 4 hours to complete. A professional duct cleaning company will make sure the ducts are thoroughly cleaned while taking care of the dryer vents as well.

  • When is Duct Cleaning Recommended?

    Have you recently moved to a new home? If so, we recommended you to opt for immediate duct cleaning services. When a house is newly constructed, there’s a lot of construction debris, drywall scraps, sawdust, and more that can end up getting into the ductwork of the house.

    Apart from moving into a newly constructed house, you should opt for a duct cleaning service once every 5 years, unless you have someone living with respiratory disease. If that’s the case, reach out to an HVAC technician and ask for a possible solution.

  • Get the HVAC Cleaned as Well

    When getting the air ducts cleaned, make sure to get your HVAC system serviced as well. Choose duct cleaners who have an HVAC license. You can ask the company to provide you with the license number.

    If you have opted for regular HVAC maintenance service, it often includes regular filter change. You can also choose to change the filter yourself to make sure the system runs to its peak efficiency.

    Signs Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning

    Here are a few signs that may indicate that it’s time to hire an air duct cleaning service company.

  • Mold in the HVAC System

    The HVAC system needs to be cleaned and maintained regularly. We recommend you schedule two service visits per year, especially if you live in a humid climate. If during the HVAC inspection, the technician found mold growing inside your HVAC system, reach out to an indoor air quality expert. A certified air duct cleaning expert will thoroughly clean the HVAC system and ductwork to remove mold.

  • Your Home is Dusty

    Do you clean your house often but still notice flat surfaces around the house covered in a layer of dust? If so, you probably need to get the ducts cleaned. Take a look at the supply and return vents present around the house. Are they dusty? Is the metal covered in dust? If the answer is yes, reach out to a certified air duct cleaning expert.

  • Increasing Utility Bills

    The utility bills should stay predictable from year to year. However, if you have recently received an electricity bill that is noticeable high, it may be time to look into the ductwork. Sometimes ductwork can become so dirty that it is difficult for the air to flow freely. When this happens, your HVAC system is required to work harder to maintain the temperature. This translates to higher utility bills.

  • Odor

    Another telltale sign that there may be debris lurking inside the ducts is odor. The smell in your ductwork can be caused by a number of sources such as animals, mildew, or mold. Plumbing leaks and mechanical issues can also give rise to a distinct smell in the ducts. Have an HVAC technician takes a look inside the air ducts to check for trapped debris.

    Don’t let the air ducts get overlooked for years and years. If you or someone in the family lives with respiratory diseases such as asthma, make sure to get your ducts cleaned by the experts. Lee’s Heating and Air Conditioning now offers a unique home duct cleaning service far beyond what you have ever seen before. The build-up of dirt is pushed through your ductwork and into an airtight collection unit with the use of our unique state-of-the-art Hypervac system.

    At Lee’s, we use Revolution Hybrid Duct Vacuum, which is unlike anything you have ever seen before.

Get In Touch Today!

Lee’s Heating and Air offers you the highest quality home duct cleaning services at a reasonable price. At Lee’s, we understand the need to have clean air for your family to be comfortable and healthy.

Lee’s certified technicians can perform the cleaning at any time of year. Unlike other duct cleaning services, at Lee’s you don’t have to worry about leaving your doors open during the winter due to the unique Hypervac system.

To learn more, or schedule your Hypervac duct cleaning service, call Lee’s Heating and Air today at (801) 467-1561.