Our duct cleaning service provides a periodic reset of the accumulated material in your ductwork. Over years of operation without cleaning, a thick layer of dust, pollen, mold spores, and other particles can accumulate in your ducts. When you’re cleaning your house, it makes sense to periodically include your ducts as well. Duct cleaning service is also an important part of a remediation process for mold and other contamination, restoring your HVAC system air handling to the original surfaces so removed mold, bacteria or other organisms have nowhere to hide. At bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio, our process for cleaning your ducts is thorough and takes the contents directly to our disposal vehicle in sealed containers.
A Natural Attraction
Whenever material passes through ducts, pipes, or other vessels, some of it has a tendency to remain. The reason can be a slight roughness of the surface, static electricity that develops in low humidity, or even grease and oil airborne from cooking. As material grabs onto your ducts, other material attaches to it, and in some cases, HVAC technicians have found felt-like layers of gathered material. While airborne particles, dirt, and organisms continue to attach, others break free into the airflow and emerge from vents into your San Antonio, TX, home’s air. This process can take years, so cleaning doesn’t have to be that frequent, but the longer you wait, the more material is landing and departing from the lining of your ducts. Our duct cleaning services give you a fresh start, carefully lifting accumulated material from the duct walls and disposing of it. Vacuuming continues the cleanup, and everything is removed from your home using special techniques to avoid leaving any behind in the course of our duct cleaning service.
Air Intakes and Vents Get Messy
While you probably don’t see the accumulation of material in your ducts, the evidence does appear as dust conglomerations that dance in the airflow of your heating and cooling system. You’ll see them attached to the vanes of your vents, and also on your air intakes. Our duct cleaning service carefully cleans the vents in your home and air inlets, obvious sources of dust with dust mites, pollen, pet dander, and organisms. In some locations such as bathrooms, damp air may cause organisms like mold and mildew to multiply and become airborne once again, spreading to hospitable areas.
Standard HVAC Air Filters Have Limited Effect
The furnace-style air filter that keeps the volume of airborne hair, dust, and other larger material from gathering in the cooling and heat exchanging components of your HVAC system has little effect on smaller particles. Even so, you should be changing it monthly to prevent clogging, so you can imagine what’s slipping through. It’s the same kinds of materials that you see gathering in vents, and also freely scattered under beds and in corners of your home. That’s why we recommend that you think about duct cleaning service when you’re doing a clean sweep of your home as well. Mitigation processes to remove large amounts of mold and mildew that develop in some homes also are well complemented by duct cleaning service as well. Otherwise, the ducts will harbor the same organisms that are being removed from other areas of your home.
The Efficiency of Your Heating and Cooling Depends on Cleanliness
The condenser coils and evaporator coils, heat transfer points outdoors and inside that are part of the air conditioning process, need to be clean in order to work efficiently. Maintenance of your compressor unit outside includes a thorough cleaning to remove dust and dirt, and indoors your evaporator unit is connected to your air handling system. Our duct cleaning service can help make sure that this system, as well as the heat exchanger for your furnace, don’t get bogged down with extra material that limits their effectiveness.
Bends, Dampers, and Other Airflow-Limiting Ductwork Components Gather More
Your ductwork is a maze with many twists and turns, expertly designed to create the desired balanced airflow in each room of your San Antonio, TX, home. While you may have many straight passages made of metal, the bends may be made of a variety of materials, some of which tend to degrade over time. They can be particularly troublesome for catching airborne material, as the airflow gets more complicated around turns. Dampers are small doors or other obstacles that can be adjusted to manage airflow, ensuring that you get the right amount of heating and cooling where you want it. They also add delays and turbulence in the airflow, causing more accumulations of airborne material. Our thorough duct cleaning service covers all these corners and junctions to ensure a complete cleanup.
Discovering Defects in Your Ductwork
With such thorough cleaning, as you can imagine, our experts also get a chance to notice if there are problems with your airflow or duct integrity that cause unexpected accumulations. Our HVAC ductwork experts can provide proper repairs and sealing of duct junctions to correct any flaws we find. This will have the added benefit of improving your system’s efficiency, and avoiding the intake of air and particles in unexpected places due to openings in the return ducts. If you have indoor air quality equipment such as HVAC filters, germicidal UV lights, and humidity control installed, it’s especially important to have intact ductwork to maximize their benefit.
Call Your HVAC Experts!
At bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio, we love to give your home’s ductwork a clean sweep and carry away all the material that has gathered there over the years. Each detail in our HVAC services, from maintenance, cleaning, and testing equipment to managing the comfort delivery network that your ducts provide, is part of our total approach to quality heating and cooling for your San Antonio, TX, home. Call us today to schedule your duct cleaning!