The air ducts, or ductwork, in your home are of vital importance in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world. You may rarely think of them, if ever, but they have one of the most important jobs in the HVAC process.
Your air ducts run throughout your home, connecting your HVAC system to every room in your Las Vegas house. The ducts carry the air you breathe back and forth, to and from your equipment, being used in your home’s air conditioning, heating, and indoor air quality systems.
Being sure your air ducts are in optimum condition to carry out all their uses is what our air duct professionals do here at A-1 Mechanical. Our team specializes in duct cleaning. Your health and comfort is our top priority.
Why Clean Your Air Ducts?
The air ducts in your home are a hidden network of tubes traveling to almost every part of your home. They run through your home’s walls, ceilings, and floors. Left unchecked, contaminants such as debris, dust mites, pet dander, and pollen will infiltrate the ductwork until the blowing air from your HVAC system carries them into your rooms.
Eventually, your ductwork will develop small tears and leaks that lead to energy loss. The average air duct system loses 25 to 40 percent of the heating or cooling energy created by your furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner, according to the US Department of Energy. That can add hundreds of dollars to your utility costs over time.
Additionally, the dirt and dust buildup in your ducts, especially the ducts leading from your dryer, is a potential fire risk. Take a look at this video to see how house fires happen more than you may be aware:
How Duct Cleaning Works
To start the process, our professionals will assess your ductwork and go over the work with you before we begin. We only use industry-approved vacuums, blowers, and other tools to clean the air ducts in your Nevada home or business. Our team has the training and expertise to clean your air ducts with minimal disruption to the surrounding areas.
This is not a service you want to attempt on your own. Without any experience, you will likely kick up the dust in the ductwork and allow it to circulate throughout your rooms with ease.
How Often Should You Clean Your Ducts?
Schedule air duct cleaning every few years to keep your HVAC system operating at peak efficiency. Your heating and cooling equipment is a significant expense, so it just makes sense to maintain it.
There are some exceptions to have it done more often:
- Rising utility bills could indicate leaks in the system.
- If you recently remodeled your home, you created dust that could settle into your system.
- If you see evidence of mold or animal infestation in your air ducts, call our team for an inspection.
Heating and cooling costs typically account for nearly half your utility bill. The quicker you address these issues, the more money you save over the long run.
Repairs and Maintenance
It is always easier to address an issue early with your HVAC equipment rather than allow it to grow and possibly cause other parts to break. At A-1 Mechanical, we promise never to replace a part unless it is necessary, or we can demonstrate significant cost savings. We understand that businesses operate at different times—you can count on us to work around your schedule. If you need us on the weekends or holidays, we will be there.
Our company recommends regular professional preventative maintenance tailored to fit your needs. Scheduling routine inspections, cleanings, and tune-ups extends the service life of your HVAC system and allows you to get the most value from it. We do everything possible to ensure you get the best return on your investment.
Call Us for Your Duct Cleaning Needs
Our team at A-1 Mechanical is your trusted source to clean and seal the air ducts in your Las Vegas, NV, home or business. Call 702.363.6222 or request service online today to learn more about ductwork cleaning and other products to improve your indoor air quality.