St. Louis Air Duct Cleaning company

One of the main and most important services that St. Louis Air Duct Cleaning and HVAC Service Company offers to clients is, as our name implies, air duct cleaning. Air duct cleaning is the removal of physical dust and dirt particles from inside of the air duct system throughout your home as well as dust mites and their feces. Air duct cleaning also removes the unseen pollen and microbiological growth, such as mold, from your air duct system.

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Air Duct Cleaning Can Help You Save Money

So, now that you know what air duct cleaning is, your next question may be, "Why do I need my air ducts cleaned?"

Research shows that proper cleaning of your heating and cooling system components, including air ducts as well as cooling fans and heat exchangers, can actually improve the efficiency of your system. This means that cleaning your air ducts will save you money in two ways.

First, since the particles and dust that can build up in your duct work often actually result in a decreased space for air flow through the system, the heater and air conditioner have to work that much harder to allow air to flow throughout your house. You can think of this in the same way that arteries can become clogged with plaque causing your heart to pump harder and possibly resulting in a heart attack. Just as your heart can become overworked and wear out, so can your heater and air conditioner. Therefore, properly cleaned HVAC systems work in optimal condition and this results in a longer operating life for your heating and air conditioning system.

Secondly, you will save money by having your air ducts as well as the rest of your HVAC system routinely cleaned because as we previously said, when the system is cleaned it runs most efficiently. This means that after your air ducts are cleaned you will actually spend less money on energy and maintenance to run your heating and cooling system. Since reducing your energy consumption is good for the environment and your wallet, everyone is looking for an extra way to cut back on energy usage.

Air Duct Cleaning Removes Allergens and Harmful Pollution

Another, and even more important reason to have your air ducts cleaned regularly, is the result that clean air ducts can have on the health of your family. According to the American Lung Association,

"Indoor Air Pollution is wide spread. You are more likely to get sick from pollution in your home and office than from pollution in the air outside."

Allergens and pollutants can become trapped in your air ducts. As a result, these particles and debris can be distributed throughout your home when the HVAC system is turned on. Especially if one of your family members suffers from allergies to pet dander, pollen, dust mites and their feces or other common allergens, it is important to have your air ducts cleaned to prevent the HVAC system from triggering allergy attacks among your loved ones.

Similarly, if your ducts are not properly sealed, moisture can enter the ducts and result in creating a breeding ground for mold, mildew and other types of microbiological growth. Inhaling mold can cause serious long and short-term health problems for both adults and children. Therefore, if mold is found to be growing in your air ducts, we recommend that you have your air duct system cleaned to remove the mold as well as sealed and sanitized to prevent the regrowth of mold. For more information on this topic please see our section on Duct Sanitization.

Air Duct Cleaning Costs

The cost of our air duct cleaning services can vary due to several variables. Mainly your cost will be determined by the number of heating and cooling systems you have in your home, the services that you choose, the size of your system, the ease of access to your system, and the level of contamination of your air ducts. To have one of our qualified professionals come to your home, examine your ducts, and provide you with recommendations for your air handling system/systems, please Contact Us today.