While many homeowners recognize the need for maintenance on things like their furnace or air conditioner, residential ductwork is generally out of sight and out of mind, so many people don’t recognize the need to service it. However, ductwork is incredibly important. Without proper service and cleaning, ductwork can be a source of bacteria and mold and reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling system significantly.
To address these concerns, PDS of Iowa provides complete duct cleaning services in the Dubuque, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, North Liberty, Coralville, Iowa City, Anamosa, Quad Cities areas. Whether you already know your ductwork needs or if you’d simply like someone to take a closer look to see if you could benefit from duct cleaning, call us today.
Residential Air Duct Cleaning Benefits
Ductwork is made up of a series of sheet metal ducts in your walls and ceilings. These ducts carry heated and cooled air through your home from the air handler in your basement or utility room. While that air handler contains filters and you may even have a secondary air quality control system in place, there will inevitably be small bits of debris and bacteria that enter the ductwork.
Air duct cleaning is important because it targets the bacteria and the debris that naturally builds up. Without that cleaning, your ductwork could quickly become lined with things like mold, bacteria, viruses, and simple sediment. Some of it can cause health problems while other parts will actively slow the transfer of heated or cooled air between the air handler and rooms of your home.
Not only does this result in uneven heating and cooling in your house, it can reduce the efficiency of your furnace and air conditioner, leading to extra service calls or premature replacement. While these situations are relatively extreme, even a small decrease in efficiency will cost you money if you don’t have your ductwork cleaned regularly.
Professional Air Duct Cleaning Service
Ducts are especially hard to clean because they aren’t easy to access. While you can reach the vents and probably a little ways into the ductwork, professional equipment is needed to clean the space between the air handler and your vents. High powered vacuum systems and advanced cleaning devices make it easier for us to reach those tough spots and ensure the entire duct system is thoroughly cleaned.
Proper duct cleaning should be done periodically every year or two, depending on how frequently you use your heating and air conditioning, the humidity levels in your home and whether you notice any specific issues in the system. Ideally, it should be done when you have your furnace or air conditioner serviced each year, though sometimes it can be done slightly less frequently if you have humidity and air quality control devices in place.
Whatever your needs, know that PDS of Iowa is only a call away. Our residential Dubuque, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, North Liberty, Coralville, Iowa City, Anamosa, Quad Cities metropolitan area air duct cleaning and service technicians will gladly provide expert care for every aspect of your home’s comfort system. Call us today with any questions you may have or if you’re ready to schedule cleaning for your ductwork.