Value the Air You Breathe: Air Duct Cleaning Services for Your Pulaski Home

One of the best ways to improve the air quality inside your home or office is to have air duct cleaning services done regularly

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Without regular air duct cleaning, homeowners or building owners can breathe in recirculated air full of dust, mites, allergens and even mold, leading to potential respiratory issues for themselves and their families.

One of the best ways to improve the air quality inside of your home or office is to have air duct cleaning done regularly. When Astrid Environmental Services professional technicians clean the air ducts that carry hot and cold air, they remove built-up dust and debris, eliminate mold and ensure that the air you breathe is cleaner, safer, and healthier.

What Are Air Duct Cleaning Services?

Air ducts are a crucial part of your HVAC system. They run throughout your home or office, carrying the heated or cooled air that your HVAC system puts out.

Over time, dust, debris, mold, allergens and other contaminants can build up in the air ducts. Air duct cleaning services remove all that gunk, significantly benefiting your health and the health of your HVAC system.

To get the most out of your HVAC system, it is recommended that you have your air ducts cleaned every three to five years.

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Pros Of Air Duct Cleaning

Air duct cleaning comes with many benefits, including benefits to your health, your home or office energy efficiency and extending the life of your HVAC system.

Health Benefits

The health benefits of air duct cleaning can be felt immediately after the service. Professional air duct cleaning will eliminate dust, mites, pollen, pet dander and allergens from the air inside your home. You and your family will immediately notice that you’re breathing more easily.

If you or your loved ones have asthma, severe allergies, sinus problems or other respiratory issues, the symptoms you experience will likely lessen once the air ducts in the home have been cleaned.

Cleaning the air ducts in your home can also prevent mold from gaining a foothold. Mold spores can grow in air ducts because condensation builds up when the air conditioner is running. If the mold isn’t removed, it can be spread throughout your home by blowing through the ducts.

Better Energy Efficiency

When the air ducts in your home are clogged with dust, pet hair, debris and allergens your HVAC must run harder to maintain a consistent temperature in your home.

Getting an air duct cleaning will allow the air handler to run on less energy, potentially saving you money on your energy bills.

Additionally, when the air ducts are clean, nothing restricts the airflow throughout the house, keeping your home cooler and more comfortable even in the hottest summer weather.

Odor Elimination

Have you noticed a musty or unpleasant smell in your home or office? It may be coming from clogged and dirty air ducts. A musty smell can develop as dust, debris and pet hair accumulate inside the air ducts.

Extended HVAC Lifespan

Like so many other things in your home, your HVAC system will last longer if you maintain it. Replacing an HVAC can be very expensive, so the longer you can keep your current HVAC running, the more money you’ll save.

Regular professional air duct cleaning can extend the life of your existing HVAC system and prevent breakdowns caused by wear and tear.

DIY vs. Professional Air Duct Cleaning

Some home improvement and service jobs are doable by homeowners. While you can DIY air duct cleaning, there are pros and cons you’ll want to consider before opting for DIY over professional air duct cleaning.

DIY Air Duct Cleaning

DIY air duct cleaning will save you money because you don’t have to pay the cost of having professional technicians come into your home to do the cleaning. Cleaning the air ducts in your home also means you can do it whenever it’s convenient for you.

If the air ducts in your home have been professionally cleaned relatively recently and you just want to give them a quick cleanout to maintain them, you can probably do it yourself.

However, if you don’t have much experience working on home projects or you don’t enjoy doing house projects, this is probably not a good DIY project for you. It can be dirty and nearly impossible to clean the system effectively without the proper training and equipment.

Professional Air Duct Cleaning

If you choose to have professional air duct cleaning, the biggest advantage is that it will be done by experienced technicians who know how to clean the air ducts in your home properly and effectively. If you have a large home or office with an intricate duct system, it’s much better to let professional technicians clean the air ducts.

When you have your home’s air ducts professionally cleaned, you won’t have to worry about any contaminants being left behind. Professionals will remove all of the buildup, mold and debris from the air ducts in your home.

They also have the training and equipment to take proper safety measures during the cleaning, meaning you, your family and your home will be protected from additional debris.

That kind of comprehensive air duct cleaning does come with a fee, though. And if your air ducts aren’t particularly dirty, they may not need a specialized cleaning done by expert air duct cleaners.

Which Should You Choose?

When you’re deciding whether to clean your home’s air ducts yourself or get professional air duct cleaning, consider these factors:

  • What’s the condition of your air ducts? If your home has never had its air ducts cleaned, getting a professional air duct cleaning is the better alternative. The buildup of dust and debris is probably more than you can handle.

  • Do you have the skills to DIY? If you love household projects and spend your weekends fixing things around the house, you can probably handle a minor air duct cleaning. However, to assure the system is properly cleaned, it's better to hire a professional to clean your home's air ducts.

Do you have a respiratory illness? If you have allergies, asthma, sinusitis or other respiratory illnesses, it is recommended that you hire a professional company to clean the HVAC air duct system within your home or office.

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Need Professional Air Duct Cleaning? Call Astrid Environmental Services

Astrid Environmental Services can provide top-notch professional air duct cleaning services. Invest in your home and your health by investing in this professional service to breathe easier and enjoy a comfortable living space.

For more information about indoor air quality and to receive a free air-duct-cleaning estimate, contact Astrid Environmental Services today.