When you think about cleaning your home, the ductwork for your HVAC system might never come to mind. But when you consider all of the dust, dirt, and pet dander that you have vacuumed from your floors, you wonder how much has accumulated inside the ducts throughout your home. Most homeowners would be shocked to learn that about 40 pounds of dirt and dust are removed from many of the duct systems cleaned by Blue Ox Heating And Air.
How It All Works
The first step in professional duct cleaning is an inspection to ensure that the ducts are intact and safe to clean. Next, we attach a high-powered blower and a vacuum with a HEPA filter to your duct system. This ensures that all of the dust and debris we remove from your ductwork is vacuumed out of the house and leaves with us. Then we get to work with our specialized duct cleaning tools to get all the dust and dirt loose from the ductwork walls. But rest assured, all of that mess is going right out to our truck via the vacuum. The last task is to clean your vents before reinstalling them.
The Pros And Cons Of Duct Cleaning
The air quality inside your home can be up to five times more polluted than the outside air. Cleaning the ductwork in your home can significantly reduce the dust, dirt, and allergens in the air to increase the air quality. And as that 40 plus pounds of grime builds up, it restricts the airflow throughout your home. This dirt could be to blame for some rooms in your home being warmer or cooler than others. And when there are less dust and dirt in the ducts and being drawn into the HVAC equipment, it improves the unit's energy efficiency. So you will save money each month and enjoy a longer life for your HVAC system.
The list of pros was relatively impressive. And they are all benefits that any homeowner would appreciate. In contrast, there is no downside to having your home's ductwork cleaned. If you understand the value of a clean house, you also agree that there is no reason not to have your HVAC ducts professionally cleaned.
What Is Your Health Worth?
We touched on the value of professional duct cleaning for all households where someone suffers from allergies, asthma, or other breathing issues. But you might be fortunate enough to have no one in your home with any respiratory maladies. So you quickly gloss over the thought of any health benefits for you and your loved ones. However, that is not the case. The dust and debris in HVAC ductwork can create the perfect environment for mold and mildew growth when the slightest amount of moisture is present.
We have all read news reports about the hazards of mold and mildew. Some families spend tens of thousands of dollars searching for the cause of a strange and unexplained illness, only to discover that it was caused by mold concealed somewhere in their home. In addition, these issues are not limited to humans. Your pets could be suffering from the impact of mold in your home's HVAC ducts. Fortunately, when you have the experts at Blue Ox Heating And Air clean your home's duct system, the debris and any mold in it will also be removed, eliminating this serious health concern.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD DUCTS BE CLEANED?
There is no precise schedule that applies to every home. Many environmental factors will help you answer this question. If the ducts have never been cleaned and your home is over five years old, it is time. After an initial cleaning, you will need to monitor your home's dust level for an increase. Also, consider the level of dust in the outside air, if anyone smokes in your home, and if you have pets in the house. Your Blue Ox Heating And Air pro can also help you determine when it will be time for your next duct cleaning.
The one piece of advice we can give every customer is that duct cleaning is not a good DIY project. Even if you have a wet/dry vacuum and the time to take on a project, this is not a good choice. The equipment used to professionally clean ductwork is far more intricate than a vacuum. In addition, our cleaning process ensures that not only is the dust and dirt removed from the ductwork but also your entire home. And trying to climb up to or into your ducts creates severe safety hazards. So please, only trust the team at Blue Ox Heating And Air for a professional quality duct cleaning that is safe, cost-effective, and provides exceptional results.
Why Choose Blue OX Heating And Air For Duct Cleaning?
Most homeowners have never taken the time to inspect the HVAC ducts in their homes. In fact, for many, it could be nearly impossible. You are taking a lot on faith when an HVAC service person recommends duct cleaning. So it is vital to know whom you can trust to recommend the process and complete the duct cleaning. At Blue Ox Heating And Air, we are the team that has been meeting all your heating and cooling needs since 2013.
Our company was formed when three families decided to work together to deliver the highest quality heating and cooling services in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area as well as the surrounding communities. We are known for punctuality, professionalism, and polite employees who do the job right the first time. And on top of all of that, we provide a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee that covers all our very affordable services. So when you want a team you can trust for your duct cleaning service or any HVAC services, Blue Ox Heating And Cooling is the company to select.
Call 952-208-4570 to schedule an appointment with our experts to professionally clean your home's ductwork to improve the air quality in your house.