In general, when people have a problem with their HVAC system, they call a company like Jay's Heating, Air & Plumbing to come and take a look at their furnace or air conditioner. However, what many people don’t realize is that while these components are often the cause of the problem, there could also be something else causing the problem in their Mount Airy home. That’s because problems that seem to be caused by a faulty HVAC system can actually be caused by dirty ducts. Therefore, understanding how often to have your ducts cleaned is an important part of owning a home and protecting your HVAC system.
The good news is that duct cleaning is not something that needs to be done every month or even every year. In fact, if your ducts are properly sealed and you keep a clean air filter in place, you might almost never have to have your ducts cleaned by Jay's Heating, Air & Plumbing. For most homes, though, where the ducts have a few leaks, and you occasionally forget to change the filter on time, the recommended frequency is every three to five years. Still, when you consider all of the benefits you get by having your ducts cleaned, this isn’t bad at all.
What Does Duct Cleaning Entail?
When using the proper equipment, duct cleaning is a fairly simple process. The technician from Jay's Heating, Air & Plumbing will set up a powerful vacuum cleaner that connects to a unit that’s mounted in their van. They will then seal all of the registers throughout your home to ensure that dust doesn’t get pushed back through the registers and into your home. Once everything is properly sealed, they will use a tool that has a brush to loosen the dust from the walls of your ducts and then removes the dust from your home with powerful suction. In no time at all, your ducts will be as clean as the day they were installed.
What Are the Benefits?
Although duct cleaning won’t solve every HVAC problem, the process does have numerous benefits. These include increased HVAC efficiency, less dust in your home, fewer allergens in the air, and a reduced risk for mold and mildew growth. Considering the affordable cost of duct cleaning, these benefits are well worth the price.
At Jay's Heating, Air & Plumbing, we strive to do everything we do with excellence. Whether it’s duct cleaning, air conditioner maintenance, furnace installation, mold removal, or one of our other services, you can be confident in the quality of the work we’ll do for you. We’d be glad for you to join our long list of satisfied customers by contacting us at Jay's Heating, Air & Plumbing today to learn more about how we can improve your home’s comfort.