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Could Duct Cleaning Help Your Home Comfort?

Monday, March 8th, 2021

view-inside-ductwork-that-needs-cleaningDo you have a ducted air conditioner and heater? If so, then we want to make sure you know that the temperature of the air that flows through your ductwork is only half of the equation that adds up to your home comfort. The other half is your indoor air quality (IAQ). And your ductwork has the ability to mess with your IAQ more than you might realize.

Dirty ductwork can do a lot more damage to your home IAQ and, by default, your comfort, than you might think. But that doesn’t mean you should grab a dust rag and your handheld vacuum to clean your ducts yourself. Duct cleaning in Lake Worth, FL is an important task that you should only trust a professional technician like ours to do.

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Is Something Growing In Your Ducts?

Monday, December 28th, 2020

corner-of-room-with-mold-and-mildewHave you ever encountered something that started growing in the back of your refrigerator? Or maybe you discovered something growing in a closet or cabinet in your home? When you find these growths of mold or mildew, it isn’t pleasant and you want it dealt with quickly. But how do you know when something is growing in your home if you can’t see it?

All too often people are living with mold growth in their home without ever knowing it is there because it is in the one place most people never look: their ductwork! Especially in Florida, mold growth can be a battle thanks to the heat and humidity we deal with most of the year. If there is something growing in your ducts that doesn’t belong, you can come to our team for help.

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Tips to Improve Your IAQ

Monday, February 10th, 2020

woman-blowing-noseHere in West Palm Beach, the weather tends to have a trend: hot and humid. While we are thankful for our air conditioning systems providing a haven from the heat outside, sometimes it can feel a little worse to be breathing the air indoors than it does outdoors. This is normally a sign that you need to take stock of your indoor air quality.

Your indoor air quality (IAQ) can impact both your comfort while at home and your health in the long run, depending on what is getting through your vents. We want to make sure you are optimally comfy while at home so we want to give you some tips to improve your indoor air quality in West Palm Beach, FL.

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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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How Can Dirty Air Ducts Impede My Air Conditioner?

Monday, February 8th, 2016

We use our air conditioning systems pretty much year round in this part of the country. Considering how much we rely upon our air conditioners, few would bother using inefficient, ineffective window units in order to heat a whole house. If you have a small studio or rent a room, that may suffice. If you’re looking to cool an entire house, though, a central air conditioner is really what you want. Of course, central air conditioners use ductwork in order to distribute cooled air throughout. That means that you must be sure that your air ducts are in fine working condition, and this includes ensuring that they are clean within.

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3 Benefits of Professional Duct Cleaning

Monday, November 9th, 2015

We all let our chores get away from us from time to time. Sometimes there just are not enough hours in the day to get the dusting, vacuuming, and other household responsibilities out of the way. While you can always catch up on such chores when a long weekend comes around, there are certain areas of your home that require cleaning from time to time, and which you may have never gotten around to. We’re speaking of your air ducts, and when they need to be cleaned, you cannot handle the job on your own. Professional duct cleaning in West Palm Beach, FL is necessary if you hope to have your air ducts cleaned effectively and thoroughly. Work with Envirotech Air Quality Services to ensure that this is the case.

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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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When Is the Best Time to Schedule Duct Cleaning?

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

When it’s time for an intense home cleaning session in your house, you can reach most of the hidden nooks and crannies with a step ladder, an extendible dusting wand, and a little bit of patience. And while you may believe you can take care of the most problematic areas of your house for dust and debris buildup, cleaning the ductwork is a bit more difficult than, say, dusting a ceiling fan or wiping off the top of a bookshelf.

Duct cleaning is a service that should be left to professionals, for several reasons. First, it’s vital to have clean ductwork since you breathe in the air that circulates through these ducts every day. And with professional duct cleaning, allergy and asthma symptoms may be reduced and you could immediately notice the difference in your air quality. But, an amateur job can leave much to be desired, as you can miss some key portions of ducts. Plus, most homeowners don’t have access to materials that will completely and safely target all types of pollutants. Besides having non-toxic materials at their disposal, experts also know how to clean in such a way that even the most delicate flexible ducts won’t suffer damage.

Professional duct cleaning is important not only for the quality of your air, but also for the longevity of your heating and air conditioning system. A layer of dust in the ducts means your AC or heater has to work a bit harder, resulting in higher energy bills. Although professional duct cleaning has so many important roles, it’s clearly not a job to be done every week. So how do you know it’s time to schedule duct cleaning in West Palm Beach?

It’s hard to tell when your ducts are in need of a thorough cleaning. But most experts recommend that your ducts get cleaned once or twice a year—especially if you run your home HVAC system frequently. Professional duct cleaning involves the use of professional-grade vacuums and cleaning agents to ensure the job is done properly and that any type of contaminant cannot survive in the ducts.

Contact Envirotech Air Quality Services to make sure your duct cleaning in West Palm Beach is completed properly and safely. Give us a call now!

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