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If you have a central air system, your home is typically outfitted with a system of tunnels called air ducts. Although these pathways are critical for efficient cooling and heating of the home, many people don’t consider duct maintenance or repairs in their budget.
At Wickstrom Plumbing in Boise, we know duct maintenance can make all the difference for air quality in a home. There are several basic questions we’re asked from our loyal customers. Take a look at some of the information you should know about duct care.
What Contributes to Faulty Air Ducts?
You may think of your air ducts as empty tunnels funneling your heated or cooled air to each room, but in reality, they can accumulate a mass of particles and other contaminants over the years. Common particle buildup can include:
- Cooking Grease
- Pet Dander
- Dust Settlement
- Pest Residues
When you turn on the central air system, air flowing through the ducts pushes some of these contaminants into individual rooms causing you to breathe in these particles. Depending on the particles, it is possible that you or the rest of your household could become sick.
Cleaning your ducts will keep them free from excessive buildup. You’ll find that the indoor air has a better scent and you’ll be confident that no harmful germs are floating in the air.
What Are Signs It’s Time for Air Duct Repair?
When you place your hand in front of an air vent, you should feel a relatively strong gust of steady air during heating or cooling. If the air pressure is extremely weak, it’s time to call us for an inspection and possibly a repair. Your air ducts could have a break or crack along their lengths. Low air pressure at the vents typically points to air being lost into the walls or attic. We need to inspect the ducts to find the damage and repair it.
If you see that your energy bill is rising, and the home is still struggling with proper temperature levels, your ducts may be blocked or broken at some point. After we inspect your home, determine the problem and then fix it, you’ll see your energy bill going back down to normal levels.
What Are The Benefits of Timely Repairs?
You should never allow a small amount of damage to become a bigger problem. Don’t wait until you have to devote large amounts of time and money to fix your air duct problems. A timely repair costs less for materials and labor. We may be able to adjust and clean the ducts rather than replace or repair them. You also save money on energy costs. If you wait through two or three energy bill cycles, you could end up paying several hundred dollars more than normal. Allow us to inspect your ducts thoroughly during routine maintenance to fix small problems for a low cost.
How Often Should Your Air Ducts be Cleaned?
In general, duct cleaning should be performed every three years. However, there are exceptions to this recommendation. If you have one or more pets, you’ll want more frequent duct cleaning to remove the pet dander. Special home projects, from woodworking to remodeling, can cause excessive dust in the air. We should clean your ducts every two years or even once a year. Many people clean the ducts on a yearly basis because of allergy issues. Because allergens easily settle in the ducts, we need to remove those particles to allow easy breathing for allergy-sufferers.
Contact Wickstrom Plumbing Co. We proudly service the Boise region, keeping your air ducts free from harmful particles.Improve your indoor air quality with professional air duct cleaning. Call us today at (208) 466-9447 to get started.