Heating and Cooling

Vent Cleaning: Why You Can’t Just Use Your Vacuum

You have likely seen a plethora of ads and coupons for vent cleaning companies around town. Have you ever wondered about having this service done at your home? Or maybe you have thought about it, but you aren’t sure if it is necessary.

Why are clean vents so important? Because vents that aren’t clean can reduce your home’s indoor air quality as well as the energy performance and efficiency of your HVAC equipment. vent cleaning helps improve your home’s indoor air quality by removing dirt from circulating throughout your home in addition to improving how your HVAC equipment operates. It is also important to change your air filter regularly (every 30-90 days) and schedule regular HVAC maintenance (twice per year) in order to maintain an efficient HVAC system.

Have you noticed any of the following:

  1. Is there mold growing inside your air vents or other parts of your HVAC system?
  2. Are rodents or insects infesting your air vents?
  3. Is there a large amount of dust, debris or particles clogging your air vents?
  4. Have you noticed moldy or musty odors coming from your registers?
  5. Has your home gone through a renovation?
  6. Does one of your family members suffer from an allergy-related illness with no other explanation?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might want to think about having the air vents in your home cleaned.

Let’s say you decide you would like to clean the air vents in your home. Couldn’t you simply clean them yourself with a vacuum?

While the Internet is full of tips for DIY vent cleaning, we highly recommend hiring a professional HVAC service company to ensure proper vent cleaning and care for your HVAC system. The results will be much better than if you try to figure it out on your own, and you won’t risk damaging your vents either.

However, beware of vent cleaning scams. It is important to hire a reputable HVAC company with the proper equipment and experience to handle your vent cleaning.

Professional HVAC companies use high-powered vacuum equipment with HEPA filters, rotating brushes and special containment systems to remove dirt from your air vents. Drop cloths are also used to protect your flooring and furniture during the vent cleaning. Then the debris collected is taken and disposed of away from your home.

For more information on vent cleaning, choosing the right vent cleaning service provider, what to expect during a vent cleaning service and more, check out these suggestions from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Stiles Heating & Cooling is here to help. We can provide an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) evaluation to see how breathable your air is. We can perform an energy audit and see where your high bills can be reduced. We can also inspect your vents to see if cleaning is recommended, and if so, we can perform the vent cleaning service. Call Stiles Heating & Cooling for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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