Most homes use a network of ducts in the walls and ceilings to provide circulation of air from the heater and the air conditioner throughout the year. But every few years, it’s necessary to call on ductwork professionals to clean the entirety of this ventilation network.
But why is it necessary? And couldn’t you just do the job on your own with a vacuum cleaner?
First, the amount of dust and debris that can build-up within ductwork over only a few years is enough to seriously harm the energy efficiency and performance of your whole HVAC system. It only takes a thin layer of dust to start to place strain against airflow through the ducts, which places extra strain on the AC and heater. This dust will trap even more particles, and eventually there will be enough debris coating the duct walls that the heater and air conditioner will struggle to maintain the flow of air. You will see a significant rise in your bills without any improvement in comfort—until you schedule duct cleaning.
Second, air ducts that are jammed with particles will contribute to a decline in both the cleanliness of the air you breathe and the cleanliness of your house. Regular cleaning will help improve your indoor air quality, which is especially important if you have people in your home who suffer from allergies or asthma.
You cannot access the interior of your ducts effectively on your own, and no commercial vacuum cleaner can provide the cleaning power necessary. Professionals use special equipment to seal off your ventilation system and then alter the pressure inside it to agitate contaminants from the ducts walls and suction them up. Special rotary brush equipment helps target individual spots.
Russell’s Heating & Air Conditioning provides a wide range of ductwork services in Cathedral City, CA and throughout the Inland Empire and Desert Communities.