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Author: laura | October 4, 2016

Waukesha Duct Cleaners Answer 8 Common Questions

Duct Cleaning Waukesha Trusts For The Truth About Air Duct Cleaning

When it comes to air duct cleaning services, it’s easy to get mislead by the overload of information out there. What’s a good price? Who to hire?  When you contact Capital Heating & Cooling’s Waukesha duct cleaning team, you can trust our our NADCA certified HVAC team will answer all your questions honestly and accurately.

Q: HOW DO I KNOW WHEN THE AIR DUCTS IN MY HOME NEED TO BE CLEANED?Duct Cleaning Waukesha by Capital Heating & Cooling

A: If your air intake vents are coated in an excessive amount of dust and grime, you find your furnace filters are dirty not long after you’ve changed them, or dust settles on your furniture not long after you’ve cleaned it; it may be time to consult a professional on whether your air ducts need cleaning

Q: HOW OFTEN SHOULD MY AIR DUCTS BE CLEANED?

A: NADCA suggests you have your air ducts thoroughly cleaned at least once every 3-5 years depending on the activity in your home or business, peculiar odors, or debris or objects obstructing the air flow from the vents. Even newly constructed buildings need their air ducts cleaned after a few years because the dust and dirt produced while doing construction/remodeling can be recirculated through the air for up to 12 years.

For residential air duct cleaning, if you smoke in your household or have a pet with a high rate of shedding, you may need to have your air ducts cleaned more often. Capital Heating & Cooling’s Waukesha air duct cleaners will evaluate your air ducts to provide the best services for your unique needs. Our indoor air quality specialists will answer all of your questions and will not perform any work without your consent.

If you cannot recall ever having your air ducts cleaned, contact our Waukesha duct cleaning office for a free consultation today.

Q: HOW MUCH DOES DUCT CLEANING COST?

A: Air-duct cleaning costs depend on a number of factors including how many HVAC systems you have, the square footage of your building, the type of duct cleaning equipment being used, and the pricing model the duct cleaning company uses. Word to the wise from our Waukesha duct cleaning company and experts like the Better Business Bureau and National Air Duct Cleaning associations is to hire local duct cleaners that use flat rate pricing. Milwaukee duct cleaning companies that advertise a cheap price, then try to charge you for each vent they clean, is misleading and can ultimately costing you a lot in the end. If you’re not sure who to hire, find a NADCA certified HVAC company that has signed a code of duct cleaning ethics

Q: WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR ME TO GET MY AIR DUCTS CLEANED?

A: When your air conditioning or furnace is running, it circulates the particles and debris stuck in your air ducts throughout your home, making for a less than ideal indoor air quality. Having your air ducts cleaned will reduce pet dander, dust, and pollen, amongst other things, constantly being recirculated in the air of your home. Improving the living environment for your entire family and reducing problems people with asthma, allergies, and illnesses may be suffering due to the air pollutants in your home.

Q: WILL HAVING MY AIR DUCTS CLEANED RESULT IN A LOWER ENERGY BILL?

A: It can, yes. When your air ducts are dirty and filled with debris, it makes your HVAC system work harder than it needs to, to accomplish its job. Your furnace filter tries to catch the dust and debris to prevent it from getting into your HVAC systems motor. Failure to remove the contaminants from duct system means your furnace filter can get clogged and prevent the proper amount of air flow necessary for your HVAC system to operate efficiently. So, having your air ducts cleaned regularly will help your HVAC system run more efficiently, reducing your energy bill and extending the life expectancy of your HVAC system.

Q: HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE AIR FILTERS IN MY FURNACE?

A: Some filters suggest every 3 months. Others suggest every month. Still, it is based on the amount of use the filter gets. Check your filters every 2 weeks or so just to be safe.

Q: HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE TO HAVE MY AIR DUCTS CLEANED?

A: As a general rule, it’s safe to say that cleaning your air ducts will take approximately 1 hour for every bedroom you have in your home.

Q: CAN I CLEAN MY OWN AIR DUCTS WITHOUT PROFESSIONAL HELP?

A: You can clean the spots of your air ducts that you can easily see and reach, but will not be able to do a thorough and complete job. Having your air ducts professionally cleaned means your entire air duct system will be cleaned and sanitized, ensuring cleaner air ducts for longer. We can also remove the larger debris (including toys, melted crowns, dead animals, etc) hiding in your air ducts. We will inspect your air duct system to make sure no damage has been incurred that needs to be repaired while doing our work as well.

Didn’t get your questions answered above? Contact our Air Duct Cleaning Professionals for more information.

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