- On July 10, 2017
At Howard Air, we get a lot of calls from interested customers wondering how to clean air ducts. We politely remind them that air duct cleaning is not normally an amateur task. This sometimes makes our callers disappointed, but the energy savings from hiring professionals will make them smile.
Is Air Duct Cleaning Worth It?
The health benefits of home air duct cleaning depend largely on your family. If you have family members with compromised respiratory systems, having the air ducts in your home professionally cleaned could help prevent asthma attacks, coughing and wheezing.
More important, the ducts can become clogged with dust, insect parts and droppings and grit that could damage your central air conditioner or furnace. Air conditioner filters are in place primarily to prevent damage to your system, not your family’s lungs.
The grit and dirt that can impede heat transfer on your evaporator coils can lead to mold and mildew forming on the coil, a truly disgusting situation. When you consider that the air passing over that coil then moves into your home, it is even a more unpleasant thought.
For the cost of one session of air duct cleaning, Phoenix homeowners can avoid expensive HVAC repair bills later and improve the indoor air quality for your family.
Sealed and Insulated Ducts
The skilled technicians from Howard Air can ensure the ducts are sealed and insulated throughout your home. When ducts run up and through the uninhabited attic, for example, cooling and heat loss can occur out of your sight. Loose joints cause air loss:
- At registers
- In attics
- In crawl spaces
- Within walls and ceilings
Contact Howard Air for Air Duct Cleaning Today
Many homeowners are surprised at the tremendous cooling loss from ducts running through attics. Once these are sealed and insulated, your entire home can be cooler and less humid. Howard Air can schedule ductwork sealing and insulating.
Our trained technicians can use metal foil tape around every joint (no duct tape!) and can wrap exposed ductwork with energy-saving insulation.
Contact Howard Air today to hear more great tips about air duct cleaning, sealing and insulating.