Improving the quality of the air inside your home is important when you or someone in your household has respiratory issues like asthma. One way Ace Chimney Sweeps can help you improve the indoor air quality within your house is with our professional air duct cleaning services. Not only will this maintenance service get rid of the dust and allergens lurking within your air duct system, but it can also lower your utility bills and prolong the life of your heating and cooling unit. We would like to tell you more about the importance of air duct cleaning by sharing with you some information from HomeAdvisor.

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Why is the air quality inside my home decreasing?

Thanks to high-efficiency windows and doors and increased insulation, the amount of air transfer between the indoors and the outdoors is very limited. Of course, these things can greatly reduce your energy costs, but the lack of added ventilation leads to pollutants remaining inside your home rather than escaping through a drafty window.

How does air duct cleaning work?

When the technicians from Ace Chimney Sweeps come to your home to professionally clean your air duct system, they will use a large specialized vacuum that is attached to a brushing system and a hose to run through the duct work to clean out the system. You will be guaranteed that every register will be thoroughly cleaned, inside the ducting, and the interior of the heating and venting system. Our technicians will also clean the furnace fan. If your system has a heat pump or air conditioning, the coils inside the system will also be extensively cleaned. After the cleaning has been completed, our technicians will then fog a disinfectant throughout the air duct system to get rid of any dust mites, bacteria, and mold that may still be within the system.

How long does this process last?

Depending on the size of the home, a professional air duct cleaning should take three to five hours. The cleaning could take longer if the house has more than one heating and venting system or if the system is located on the roof of the house.

Can I clean my air duct system myself?

While you can remove register covers and run your vacuum to get accumulations of dust and debris that have gathered right beside the registers, you will not be able to access the entire air duct system. Our technicians at Ace Chimney Sweeps use specialized equipment which is not available to consumers when cleaning air ducts. This equipment allows us to clean every inch of your air duct system to give it a thorough and deep cleaning. One important thing you can do to keep your air duct system clean is to change the filters in your system once a month.

Considering a professional air duct cleaning? Contact Ace Chimney Sweeps to schedule an appointment to improve the indoor air quality in your home.