Should You Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned Now or Wait Until Spring?

January 30, 2018

It will not only help to decrease your monthly heating costs, but it will also increase your indoor air quality. As the cold weather persists, doors and windows in your home are continually closed up. That means that you have the same dirt and dust repeatedly circulating and trapping in all the viruses, allergens, and toxins in your home. If you haven’t had your ducts professionally cleaned, you might not want to wait until springtime to air things out. Duct cleaning is not only important for your family’s health, it can also save on your heating and cooling costs and put less wear and tear on your HVAC system. When you have dust and debris building up in your ductwork, it makes your furnace work harder to push and pull air through the system. That can make your system work overtime and cost you more in energy costs monthly. When your ducts are caked with debris, it takes more energy to move air, which makes you lose all the way around. Having your ductwork cleaned now is an excellent idea to increase the energy efficiency of your home and to not tax your furnace more than is needed through the...

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Signs Your Ductwork Needs to Be Cleaned

June 30, 2015

Your HVAC system plays a large role in the inside air quality of your St. Louis home. Changing the air filter frequently will help improve indoor air quality, but this is not always enough. When you start to feel that, despite changing your air filter, there is a significant amount of dust circulating through your house, it could mean that you need to have the entire system cleaned. This is not a DIY project; the ductwork in your home can be easily broken if not handled properly. In order to preserve the integrity of your duct system, contact a qualified St. Louis heating and air technician. How Often Should the Duct Work Be Cleaned? How often the duct work should be cleaned is determined on a case by case basis. There are a number of variables to consider, from the number of pets in the home to if anyone smokes inside of the house. If you have recently discovered water damage in your house, the ducts should be cleaned as soon as the problem has been fixed. The best way to determine how often your ducts should be cleaned is by speaking with a knowledgeable expert at Scott-Lee Heating. Why Is Indoor Air...

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Maintaining Clean Air Ducts

April 2, 2015

Pollutants can accumulate inside your home’s air ducts, reducing the indoor air quality of your home. Most residential and commercial structures are built with integrated heating, ventilation, and air conditioning or HVAC ducts. Fresh and stale air does not normally circulate together through these ducts. This will result in the accumulation of pollutants inside the air ducts and will lower the indoor air quality of the building. Those who suffer from respiratory ailments may experience aggravated symptoms from the pollutants. Maintaining Healthy Indoor Air Pollutants in the air ducts can be minimized or eliminated if the HVAC ducts are cleaned, resulting in a healthy environment inside the house. However, it is also possible that the air ducts will be damaged if they are cleaned too often. A regular cleaning schedule should be established. Although numerous recommendations are available for cleaning the ductwork, it is important to hire a St. Louis HVAC company to clean them properly. Aside from an improvement in air quality when the duct is clean, rodents will be also kept away. How to Clean Air Ducts A number of modifications have made in industry standards as well as duct cleaning methods over a number of years. The cleaning quality has improved with the developments...

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