Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog : Archive for the ‘Duct Cleaning’ Category

Signs Your Ducts Are in Bad Shape

Monday, January 28th, 2019

woman-with-allergies-blowing-noseHow closely do you pay attention to your home’s indoor air quality? You should know that it may actually be worse than that of the outdoors. Many homeowners see the term “indoor air quality” and think about the temperature of their home, and maybe even the humidity level. This is, of course, important, but not the only indoor air quality issues you should be considering. For instance, many people ignore their allergy symptoms and just chalk it up to the time of the year or a dusty home—this may be the case, but have you ever thought about where that dust is coming from?

Your air ducts actually accumulate a lot of dust, grime, dirt, and allergens over the years, since they are responsible for distributing all the conditioned air throughout your home. The good news is, we have the duct services in West Palm Beach, FL to help! It may be that you need a routine duct cleaning, or you could even have unknown duct sealing or repair needs. When you contact our team, we can accurately pinpoint the exact problem and make recommendations from there.

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Is the Condition of Your Ductwork Hurting Your Household?

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

ductwork-condition-hurting-householdOne of the biggest threats to the indoor air quality in your Wellington, FL home is leaky, damaged, or dirty ductwork. Not only can leaky ductwork reduce your comfort in your home as conditioned air escapes into unoccupied spaces, but pollutants can also make their way in and throughout your entire living space. And if your ductwork is dirty? You can suffer ill effects plus your HVAC efficiency will be decreased.

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Discover What’s Lurking In Your Ducts This Winter

Monday, December 5th, 2016

air-ducts-in-an-hvac-systemIf you are like many Lake Worth residents, you may have started off your end-of-year festivities by attending the 2016 holiday tree lighting ceremony at the Cultural Plaza last Friday. Preparing for the holidays, however, is not just about attending community events–although we definitely support that! Holiday preparations also should include ensuring that your home is safe and healthy, both for you and your family as well as any guests you may be receiving this season.

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Does Air Duct Cleaning Really Impact Your Cooling System?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

As we near the end of summer, there’s no doubt that your air conditioning system—and its ductwork—got a good workout. Naturally, your system will have accumulated dirt and dust during the last few months, and your air ducts are a natural place for those particles to settle. However, if these irritants are left in your ductwork to build-up, then your air conditioner can start to experience issues.

Fall will be here before we know it, and that’s a great time to catch up on HVAC maintenance. In addition to scheduling an AC maintenance appointment, it may be a very good decision to also schedule duct cleaning. Keep reading to learn more about this service.

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Air Duct Cleaning Frequency and Other FAQs

Monday, July 11th, 2016

It’s no secret that HVAC systems have brought America homes immeasurable benefits in recent decades. There have been a number of advancements and improvements made, which has increased the efficiency and effectiveness of central air conditioner units as well as other types of HVAC systems. No air conditioner or furnace is immune to problems though! With central systems particularly, you have to keep in mind that air conditioners and heaters are complex appliances with snakes of ductwork making their way through your home.

As a result, your air ducts serve as a collection point for numerous contaminants, which can negatively impact your health. For this reason, regular duct cleaning services are a must. But how do you know if duct cleaning is really worth it? This may not be a service you’ve heard a lot about, but we’ve shared some commonly asked questions below to help you determine if you should invest in duct cleaning or not.

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The Benefits of Having Your Ducts Professionally Cleaned

Monday, June 6th, 2016

If you have a central air conditioning system, then you may also very well have a furnace that shares ductwork with said system. After running for a full season, it’s more than likely that your air ducts got a good workout. It’s normal for your system to accumulate dirt and dust throughout months of use, and your air ducts can be the natural place for these particles to rest.

However, if dust and other debris is left to build-up, then this layer of grime can cause problems for your air quality and your air conditioning system. Spring is a great time to schedule maintenance for your HVAC system, so consider scheduling an air duct cleaning appointment with a trained professional soon.

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Is It Time to Have Your Ducts Cleaned?

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

A common question many Florida residents have is, “Is it worth it to have my ductwork cleaned?” It is—admittedly—not something that needs to be done on as regular a basis as air conditioning maintenance. However, it is one of the most effective ways to improve your indoor air quality. With spring upon us, your indoor air quality may actually be in worse shape than the air quality outdoors. But how do you know if it’s time to schedule air duct cleaning?

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Do My Air Ducts Need to Be Cleaned?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Even with modern air conditioning systems and equipment, keeping one’s home cool and comfortable throughout the hottest time of the year here in Lake Worth, FL can be quite difficult. If you hope to do so in an effective and efficient manner, it is important that you have more than just a great air conditioner in place; you must also ensure that every component within that air conditioning system is in prime working condition. You can guarantee that this is the case by working with the AC experts on our staff. One service which is extremely beneficial for many homeowners is professional duct cleaning. If you suspect that your air ducts could use a thorough cleaning after the reading the information below, give a member of our staff a call.

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Signs That It’s Time for a Thorough Duct Cleaning

Monday, April 20th, 2015

If you, like so many other homeowners, choose to heat and cool your home with a system of air ducts, then it is vital that you keep your ductwork in fine working condition. This requires more than ensuring that your air ducts are not torn or disconnected, though; it also means that your air ducts must be immaculately clean within. The buildup of pollutants within your ductwork can lead to a number of different problems. Fortunately, they are nothing that a professional duct cleaning in West Palm Beach, FL cannot handle. We’ve put together some tips below to help you to determine if you are in need of a thorough duct cleaning. If so, make sure that Envirotech Air Quality Services is the company that you call to get the job done right.

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What Kinds of Contaminants Are In Your Ducts?

Monday, February 16th, 2015

An air filter comes standard in any forced-air (ducted) heating and/or air conditioning system. However, filters cannot possibly keep every contaminant out of the ducts. Most home air filters have a MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) of about 1-6, even though the MERV scale goes up to 12 (these filters are usually reserved for commercial buildings). These typical home air filters can only remove certain sizes and amounts of contaminants from the air and may not do anything for common allergens like pollen and mold spores.

If there are contaminants in your duct system, they could do more harm than you think. Many pollutants are most dangerous to those with severe allergies, asthma, and immune system conditions. But some particles can be just as harmful to those with minor allergies or no preexisting conditions at all.

Duct cleaning is a service that can help to eliminate several different types of particles that could be hazardous to household members and guests, including these ones.

  • Bacteria – Certain bacteria may be particularly dangerous to people with immune system disorders. Other bacteria may irritate even those household members with no preexisting conditions at all.
  • Dust Particles – Layers of dust may form along the inside of the ducts, even though you have a good filter in place. And this layer of dust may contain pollen or pet dander—even if you don’t currently have any pets at all.
  • Mold Spores – Mold spores float through the air and may settle in the ducts and develop if there is excessive moisture. Mold is one of the most common irritants, but you may need to schedule additional mold removal services if the problem is too serious.

Your technician may recommend additional HVAC components and services to help control the indoor air quality in the future. This includes UV germicidal light installation to kill microorganisms on the indoor air handler, or electronic air cleaners that work with the HVAC system to eliminate contaminants from the air throughout the home.

At Envirotech Air Quality Services, we install a variety of indoor air quality systems for residents in Wellington and comprehensive duct cleaning to remove a number of contaminants that may plague your home. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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