Your HVAC air ducts move hot and cold air from your heating and cooling system to the vents in your Elizabethtown home to give you comfort. You’ll need clean and reliable ductwork to continue enjoying the comfort of conditioned air throughout your home. Professional duct cleaning offers numerous benefits when scheduled regularly, keeping your heating and cooling system efficient and reliable.

What Is Duct Cleaning?

Our professional technicians use a high-suction vacuum to suck dirt, dust, and debris from your air ducts. This powerful vacuum pulls the contaminants out of the ductwork through your vents. The technicians may also use pressurized air to blast away stubborn blockages and clean the walls of the ducts. We attach a vacuum at both ends of the system during cleaning to ensure this dust and debris doesn’t blow around your house and create a mess.

Our experts recommend scheduling professional duct cleaning and inspection once every three to five years for maximum benefits. You may need cleaning more often if you live in a particularly dusty or dirty area. During cleaning, the technicians should also look for signs of leaks and gaps that may allow hot and cold air to escape prematurely.

Between professional cleaning and inspection visits, you should watch for signs that indicate a problem with your HVAC ductwork.
  • Poor indoor air quality and difficulty breathing
  • Uneven or insufficient heating and cooling
  • Lower energy efficiency
  • Increased utility costs
  • Loud banging or clanging noises in the ducts
  • Foul odors coming from the vents

If you experience problems with your HVAC system, they could be related to your air ducts. Schedule professional cleaning and ductwork services to eliminate these issues and keep your system healthy.

Benefits of Professional Duct Cleaning

Cleaning and clearing your ductwork is essential to the health of your HVAC system. Without regular cleaning, you’ll begin to experience heating and cooling problems. With routine duct cleaning, you can enjoy many benefits.

Better Indoor Air Quality

Over time, dust, dirt, and allergens may build up inside your HVAC air ducts. When this happens, it will blow out with the hot and cold air your system creates. You could experience difficulty breathing with these contaminants filling up your air ducts. This problem is particularly true for allergy sufferers and those with respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD. With clean and clear ductwork, you’ll breathe easier and may even get a better night’s sleep with less snoring. Ask us about our indoor air quality services today!

Greater Energy Efficiency

Your air conditioner and heater work harder to force air through the ducts if they contain a lot of dust and dirt. The passage space of the air ducts becomes more narrow as debris builds up inside them, making it harder to get hot and cold air to the vents and keep your home at a comfortable temperature. When you eliminate this excess debris, the system can work easier and use less energy to heat and cool your house. And remember, lower energy consumption translates to lower energy costs, so you’ll see a decrease in your heating and cooling bills.

Get Extra Years From Your HVAC System

With efficiency comes a decreased workload for your HVAC system. When the ducts are clear, your system isn’t running as often to bring hot and cold air to your home. These lighter working conditions can help add years of functional and efficient life to your heater and air conditioner, allowing you to replace them less often. Less frequent replacement turns into extra money in your budget.

Elimates Odors

You should never smell foul odors coming from the vents in your home. If you do, it indicates something yucky inside your air ducts. Debris and other contaminants may emit a musty or rotten odor, especially when air blows through the ductwork and vents. Professional cleaning removes the offending debris and gives you odor-free heating and cooling.

Prevent Noises in the Ductwork

If you hear noises from the air ducts while your furnace or AC is running, your ductwork requires cleaning and inspection. You should never notice noises of any kind inside the ducts since you should only have air moving through them. Strange or loud noises might be debris rattling around inside the air ducts. These sounds could also indicate a clog in the system as the air tries to squeeze through a more narrow passageway. Leaks, gaps, or loose connections may also cause noises in the ductwork. If you hear anything from the ducts while air moves through them, schedule ductwork services to find the problem.

Enjoy a Cleaner Home

As duct collects inside your HVAC air ducts, it circulates throughout your home via the vents. The dusty air continues circulating as it re-enters the system through the intake vents. You may notice that surfaces such as tables and shelves inside your house are consistently dusty, even when you clean regularly. When you get the dust out of your ductwork, you’ll see less dust floating around and settling in your home. You’ll spend less time cleaning to try and stay on top of the dust.

Provide Even and Consistent Heating and Cooling

Clogs and blockages in your ductwork can lead to uneven and inconsistent heating and cooling. You may find that some rooms get better hot and cold airflow than others. These heating and cooling issues may be due to buildup inside your air ducts that narrows or closes the passageway to the vents in these spaces. Clean and clear ductwork should provide relatively even hot and cold air to all the vents.

Other Ductwork Services

In addition to professional duct cleaning, your system may require other ductwork services from time to time. Your technician should inspect your ductwork for leaks and gaps that could let hot and cold air escape before it reaches the vent. Leaks and gaps contribute to lower energy efficiency, a higher workload for the system, and uneven and inconsistent heating and cooling. All air ducts require proper sealing and tight connections to keep the hot and cold air inside until reaching its final destination at the vents. All faulty ducts and loose or worn connections require immediate repair or replacement to ensure you maintain the comfort and other benefits of clean and sturdy ductwork.

Our HVAC technicians understand the importance of efficiency and comfort in your Elizabethtown home. We work hard to keep your ductwork clean, clear, and intact so that you can get the maximum benefits. We also provide skilled repairs for your furnace, air conditioner, heat pump, and ductless mini-split. When it comes time for a new unit, we offer expert installations and can help you choose the best model for your home. Our technicians provide comprehensive maintenance services to keep your system running efficiently and safely, giving you added peace of mind as you relax through all the Kentucky seasons.

Find skilled, in-depth duct cleaning and services for your Elizabethtown home by calling the trusted professionals at Absolute Services.