How often do you think about the ducts in your home? Probably not very often, if you’re like most homeowners. While your ducts may not require quite as much maintenance as your climate control systems, they still need professional care every once in a while. If you don’t have your ducts cleaned every year or two, you could be setting yourself up for some serious issues. Russell’s Heating & Air Conditioning offers a full range of duct cleaning services throughout Palm Desert, CA. If you need duct cleaning services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.
The average home’s air contains millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. Some of these contaminants include dust, dirt, pollen, dander viruses, bacteria, and mold spores. Breathing in high amounts of these contaminants for a long period of time can cause a wide range of health problems, from allergy attacks to asthma. Normally, the contaminants in your air are widely distributed enough that your body can easily defend against them. However, there are certain conditions where the contaminants can become concentrated.
Airborne contaminants tend to build up in the ductwork of a home, mainly because the ducts aren’t cleaned often enough. Once the contaminants accumulate to that extent, all it takes is a forced air system to circulate them throughout the house. This added concentration of contaminants dramatically increases the likelihood of you having negative health effects. Duct cleaning removes (and prevents) this massive buildup.
There are a couple of different duct cleaning methods that are used, depending on what kind of ducts you have in your home. Sheet metal ducts are the simplest to clean. All of the vents in the system are sealed, except for one. This one free vent has a blower door attached to it, which sucks all of the debris and contaminants out of the system. If you have flex ducts, though, the process is a bit more complex.
Flex ducts have a lot more nooks and crannies for contaminants to hide in, so simply vacuuming out the network isn’t going to be all that effective. Instead, a special set of brushes is used to manually brush out the ducts. This has the same general effect of other duct cleaning methods.
Duct cleaning is a highly specialized skill, requiring years of professional training and equipment in order to be properly executed. You do not want to attempt this yourself by crawling around in your ducts. If you want to make sure that your ducts are as clean as possible, you should call Russell’s Heating & Air Conditioning. No matter what your duct cleaning needs are, we can take care of them for you.
Call today, and schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians. We’ll help you breathe easier and be healthier. You should have duct cleaning scheduled at least once every couple of years, in order to keep contaminants from building up in the system again. Give us a call to schedule duct cleaning service in your Palm Desert home.