According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air pollution in the average home can be even more dangerous than outdoor air pollution. When dust, pet dander, cigarette smoke, the fumes from cleaning compounds and other common substances are trapped indoors, it can cause a serious health threat. Poor indoor air quality is linked to the increase in allergies and asthma in both adults and children.
Another reason that American homes are not as healthy as they could be is that many people underestimate the importance of duct cleaning. At Bounds Heating & Air, we recommend regular ductwork cleaning to ensure clean air in your Newberry, FL home. This service also helps your HVAC equipment operate more efficiently, which in turn saves you money on your utility bills.
What to Expect from Your Duct Cleaning Service
The first thing we do during your ductwork cleaning appointment is inspect your HVAC system to ensure it is working properly. Next, we look at the air ducts within the system to determine if they need to be cleaned. If the ductwork in your Newberry, FL home could benefit from cleaning, we start by cleaning the supply and return ducts with specialized cleaning equipment. We also clean the following items:
- Diffusers, grilles and registers
- Blowers and fans
- Supply and return air plenums
- Primary and secondary heat exchangers
- Coils and other components
During the process of duct cleaning, our technicians inspect the ductwork to make sure that it hasn’t sustained structural damage. If your ductwork needs repair, you may schedule another appointment with our company. For HVAC systems that are not performing as expected, we may recommend that you consider air duct sealing or air flow balancing and testing. At the conclusion of your appointment, our technicians change the air filter, straighten the coil fins and visually inspect the access panel seals.
How to Determine the Frequency of Ductwork Cleaning
Bounds Heating & Air recommends that you have the ductwork in your home or business professionally cleaned every three to five years. If you own pets, have one or more smokers in your home or someone already suffers from allergies or asthma, you would benefit from more frequent cleaning. Other factors to consider include whether your home or business has been recently renovated, if there is a mold build-up, there are pests in the building or you can visibly see dust and debris in your ductwork and air vents.
Please contact our friendly staff with any questions you may have regarding duct service. We are also here to provide any additional information you may need regarding all aspects of HVAC products, service and maintenance.