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Why You Need HVAC Duct Cleaning

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Did you know that an average home accumulates nearly 30 pounds of dust and other particles over a 30-year period? Think about how much of that is actually in the air you breathe inside your home! To help reduce this amount of accumulation in your home, think about HVAC duct cleaning. Many people don’t know the importance of cleaning these ducts for your health. Read on for more information on cleaning schedules and benefits.

HVAC Maintenance

To make sure your HVAC ducts run smoothly, regular maintenance is key. Cleaning the ducts on a regular basis, like every few months, allows them to run more effectively and use much less energy to pump air into your home. The importance lies within the duct lines that can become full of particles from the air. By clearing these lines, air flows much more easily.

HVAC Repairs

Sometimes HVAC ducts break or become inefficient. This can be from lack of cleaning or can happen over time. Once you have repaired your HVAC ducts, regular maintenance will prevent a malfunctioning from happening again any time soon. How do you know that your HVAC duct is acting inefficiently? Take stock of how you and your family are feeling. Have allergies flared up recently or are you getting colds a lot? Also, look at your energy bill to see if the cost has risen.

After Construction

A good time to clean your HVAC ducts is after a home is built or reconstructed. An abnormal amount of dust and other construction-related particles will be in the air after construction has finished. And you’ll be surprised by how much has already accumulated in your HVAC ducts. Before life gets busy and it gets really far down your to-do list, make HVAC duct cleaning a priority and be thankful for the clean air in your home.

Additional Services

When hiring a restoration company for HVAC duct cleaning, a good service will also offer to clean your dryer vents as well. Dryer vents require the same cleaning techniques as your HVAC system. This will prevent particles from your dryer vent from being released into the air just to end up in your HVAC ducts.

At Kelley Klean, we want your 100% satisfaction after a cleaning, repair, or other restoration services we offer. Our technicians are all IICRC certified and are available 24/7 in the case of an emergency. And yes, we will clean your dryer vents. Give us a call today with questions or to set up a visit by calling 573-214-0990.

Three Times You Should Clean Your HVAC System

HVAC system cleaning is an often overlooked part of maintaining your home. Though cleaning the ducts and changing the filters may slip your mind, it can have a huge impact on the quality of air throughout your house. There are three situations where you should clean your HVAC system. Follow these tips and the air in your house will be fresh and easier on allergy sufferers!

After a Heavy Pollen Season or Other Allergen Infestation

The first time you should clean your HVAC system is after a pollen heavy season. Spring is the most common offender. However, each area is different. Some regions also experience a lot of pollen bloom in the summer or the fall. You’ll have to consider your local seasons to determine when it makes the most sense to get your HVAC system cleaning taken care of.

Pollen enters your home through the windows, doors, and even on your hair and clothes. Once it’s in your house it enters your air system. A good filter will catch it, but it’s easy for them to get clogged after a year or more of use. That leaves the pollen in your house to just recirculate time and time again.

The same is true if you have other allergies. Pet dander can also remain in a ventilation system long after the cause has been removed from the house. If you’re still struggling to breathe properly after your sister’s cat visited three weeks ago, it’s time to get your HVAC system cleaned. It can make all the difference.

After a Fire

In the wake of a fire, there’s a lot to consider. Your HVAC system cleaning may be the least of your worries at first. If you’ve only suffered a minor fire, or once everything else has been restored, turn your attention to this issue. Your HVAC system may track unpleasant, smokey odors throughout the house. Give yourself a fresh start by changing the air filter and making sure all the smoke residue and soot is out of your ducts.

Once Yearly as Maintenance

If you don’t experience a lot of allergens or fires, it’s easy to put your HVAC system cleaning on the back burner. While these are the most dramatic causes of odor and air congestion in your home, there are others. Dust can get into your vents and lessen the “freshness” inside. This can build up slowly over time, so you rarely realize how bad it is until after you’ve had it cleaned. Getting your ducts cleaned yearly is part of a good home maintenance schedule!

HVAC system cleaning isn’t often on your radar unless there’s something wrong. Getting a yearly cleaning will reduce the creep of odor into your life. An emergency cleaning after a fire goes a long way towards making your home pleasant again. Pollen and other allergens are also great reasons to clean your HVAC!