Winter preparation tends to be a somewhat… mellow… affair here in the deserts of Southern California. Yes, we can expect a bit of rain, and some nights when it gets cool enough to turn on the heater for a stretch. Hey, we can even enjoy a nice fire in the fireplace! But it is nothing like Minnesota or many other parts of North America.
So, with less of the really hard work of winter preparation to take care of, there are some tasks that may not have occurred to you that are great to schedule at this time: professional duct cleaning is one of them.
Air Duct Cleaning Frequency
Cleaning the air ducts in a home has often gotten a bit of a bad rap because disreputable door-to-door offers that are really nothing more than at too-expensive fast vacuuming job.… Read more
The ductwork in your home that carries heated and cooled air from your HVAC system to the various rooms will gradually pick up dust, lint, dirt, dander, and other debris. It takes about a year for a thin layer of dust to form inside the ducts, and after a few more years the build-up will begin to place resistance against air flow and can even contribute to a decline in indoor air quality.… Read more
It’s simple to find an HVAC company in Redlands, CA when you need something like a fast air conditioning repair during the hot summer months, or maybe the occasional fix to the heating system you still have to rely on for short times.
However, there’s more an HVAC company can do for you around the year here in the Southern California deserts. A quality HVAC company, we should say—and it’s not as easy to find those. But since you’ve come to our website, you must know something about how to search for a skilled group of technicians to handle your home’s heating, cooling, and ventilation needs!
We have a long history serving the area: our grandfather started his own HVAC company back in 1936 in San Bernardino, and we’re proud of our long, family-ownership tradition.… Read more
Most homes use a network of ducts in the walls and ceilings to provide circulation of air from the heater and the air conditioner throughout the year. But every few years, it’s necessary to call on ductwork professionals to clean the entirety of this ventilation network.
But why is it necessary? And couldn’t you just do the job on your own with a vacuum cleaner?
Duct cleaning is necessary for two very important reasons!
First, the amount of dust and debris that can build-up within ductwork over only a few years is enough to seriously harm the energy efficiency and performance of your whole HVAC system. It only takes a thin layer of dust to start to place strain against airflow through the ducts, which places extra strain on the AC and heater.… Read more
We often hear this question from our customers, and we understand why people may feel hesitant about scheduling duct cleaning work. The unfortunate truth is that there are a number of disreputable companies and individuals that claim to offer duct cleaning, but are actually only looking to upsell homeowners on other products while providing the most minimal job possible when it comes to the actual cleaning. They’ll only clean what you see, pretending they’ve done a complete cleaning when they’re really done your HVAC system no good at all. (Basically, they just push the dust back farther into the ductwork.)
But just because there are inferior duct cleaning services out there who try to lure customers with extremely low prices doesn’t mean that duct cleaning isn’t an important service.… Read more
How long has it been since you’ve had the air ducts in your home cleaned? If your first thought upon hearing this question is, “I need to have my air ducts cleaned?”, you are definitely overdue for the job! In general, duct cleaning should be arranged every two to three years, depending on how much dust and dirt circulate through your home on average.
Ways to tell that you need fall ductwork cleaning
The fall is a good time to have your duct cleaning done. Your air conditioner has just gone through a long season of heavy work, and you’ll experience a break now as the temperature cools down. Here are some ways to tell that your ducts are ready for fall cleaning:
Take a look inside: This is easier than it sounds.