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What is Your Duct System?

A vital part of your home’s HVAC system is your ductwork. Like lungs, your duct system is responsible for circulating air in your home. Its purpose is to carry air throughout the house to keep you comfortable, no matter the time of year. But if your ducts are dirty, the air circulating through your home may contain things that you and your family don’t want to be breathing.

Types of Ducts

Your duct system is composed different two types of ducts: supply and return ducts. Supply ducts transport hot or cold air from your HVAC unit to the rooms that need it most. Return ducts remove air from rooms and “return” them to your unit to be reheated or cooled.

This cycle works perfectly if the duct system is clean. If your ducts aren’t clean, your home will be recycling dirty, contaminated air over and over again! Dust and dirt, the biggest culprits of dirty ducts, will be circulated in your home’s air 5-7 times a day, on average!

Benefits of Duct Cleaning

Duct cleaning has been credited with the most effective way to remove contaminants in your ductwork. Your home’s air can be full of a number of things including pet dander, dust, dirt, and pollen. Cleaning your ducts can improve your air quality, save you money, and put less stress on your HVAC unit!

Improve Indoor Air Quality

The biggest benefit of duct cleaning is that it promotes cleaner air in your home. Improving the air quality of your home is vital to keeping your family happy and healthy. Airborne contaminants and particles aggravate allergies and those with asthma. Poor air quality can contribute to sinus problems and even bronchitis. If your ducts are dirty, it makes your home a warzone for those who suffer from these health conditions.

Duct cleaning isn’t just for dusty ducts. It can also reverse the effects of mold or fungus growth, rodents or vermin that made home in your ducts, and debris that accumulates due to a combination of dirt and dust. Duct cleaning returns your ducts to “hospital grade” air quality, giving you and your family a peace of mind.

Extend the Life of Your HVAC Unit

Dirty ducts cause dirt and dust to build up and restrict airflow in your HVAC system. Blocked ducts force your unit to work harder to get cool or hot air throughout a clogged system. Because the flow of your air won’t be restricted after duct cleaning, your HVAC unit won’t have to work overtime to get comfortable air in and out of your home. The less stress you put on your unit, the longer it will last!

Save Money

Not only do you breathe better, but your wallet can too after duct cleaning. Clean ducts promote more efficient use of your HVAC system. Dirty and clogged ducts require more energy to keep temperatures comfortable. The air your unit is cooling or heating is clean and is moving through your home’s ductwork easier after duct cleaning. You won’t have to worry about it being blocked or restricted, meaning your heating or cooling bills won’t be as high.

When to Clean Your Ducts

Duct cleaning isn’t required as often as you might think. It’s actually recommended that you clean your ducts every 7-10 years, but if you have family members with respiratory or health concerns, you should consider doing it more often. Sometimes, duct cleaning is required after events in your home including:

  • Home renovations or additions
  • Noticeable mold on air registers
  • Animal infestation
  • Moving into a new home
  • Illnesses in your family

Duct Cleaning with Crystal Air & Water

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Duct cleaning is a great way to ensure that your home is circulating the best air for you and your family. Not only is your air cleaner, you also save money and increase efficiency with duct cleaning.

At Crystal Air & Water, we want you to be absolutely comfortable in your home. Our licensed technicians will inspect your ducts to determine if duct cleaning is right for you. We will drill 1-inch access holes that will serve as the entrance for our HEPA-AIRE vacuum. This vacuum features 360° high velocity nozzles and capture debris as small as 1/300th the diameter of a human hair. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to make your home’s air quality the best it can be!

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