Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning: Why It’s Essential For Your Home

Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning: Why It’s Essential For Your Home

March 29, 2021 Air Quality

BEFORE & AFTER DUCT CLEANING 

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Did you know a single duct cleaning service removes an average of five to six pounds of dust per home?  Over time contaminants like dust, lint and debris can build up in your air ducts and dryer vents, affecting your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). Like furnaces and air conditioners, air ducts and dryer vents require proper cleaning and maintenance to perform at their best. Having your home’s air duct system professionally cleaned is one of the best ways to improve the air quality inside your home.  With cleared ducts and vents, your family will breathe easier and cleaner! Learn why air duct and dryer vent cleaning are so important and their benefits to your home, your family, and your air quality. 

What is Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning?

Air duct cleaning is the process of clearing dust and debris from the ducts inside your home that circulate hot and cool air. It also includes cleaning the different components of your home’s HVAC system, including the registers, grilles, heat exchangers and much more. Dryer vent cleaning removes built-up lint blocking the vent from expelling moisture to dry your clothes. When you have your air ducts and dryer vents cleaned, built-up dust and dirt are removed, allowing airflow to improve significantly. 

Why It’s Important to Maintain Clean Air Ducts 

Most homeowners don’t know why indoor air quality is important or when their air quality needs improvement. Even if you regularly dust and clean your home, there may still be debris lurking in your air ducts. These unseen irritants contribute most to your home’s air quality and can cause it to become unhealthy for your family.  

Central heating and cooling systems continuously flow air over and over throughout your home. If the ducts aren’t cleaned regularly, the air can pick up allergens and irritants that negatively contribute to your home’s indoor air quality. With hard to see dust, dirt and lint circulating in your home, you and your family may be breathing polluted air without even realizing it. 

While many homeowners make an effort to vacuum their registers and clean their filters on a regular basis, there can still be a whole lot of dirt and dust that builds up in your duct system over time. It’s recommended to have your ducts professionally cleaned every 3-5 years for regular maintenance. 

The Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning

If you notice that it’s taking longer for your clothes to dry, your clothes are hotter to the touch when they come out of the dryer or a burning smell coming from your laundry room, it’s likely you have a build-up of lint. When hot and moist air gets trapped in your dryer, the machine takes much more energy and time to dry your clothes. This can not only drive up your energy bills but also damage your dryer and reduce its efficiency. When vents are clean and clear, your dryer can do its best work. 

Over time the lint built up in your dryer can become a fire hazard. Did you know a major cause of house fires comes from dyers? While cleaning the lint trap reduces the overall amount of lint, there is still plenty hidden in your dryer vents and ducts that you cannot see. This build-up not only reduces airflow but also causes the dryer to overheat and reach temperatures it wasn’t built for. Cleaning your dryer vent will not only keep your home safe and improve air quality, but it will also keep your dryer, whether gas or electric, working efficiently. 

The Benefits of Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning 

Maintaining good indoor air quality is one of the most significant benefits of getting your air ducts professionally cleaned.  Left unchecked, ducts can harbour allergens like pollen and pet dander, which can re-enter your living space through the supply registers. Homeowners who regularly have their air ducts removed of dust and lint find less dust particles in their home and tend to experience fewer allergy symptoms. Having your air ducts cleaned will improve indoor air quality and keep your air free of airborne particles.

HVAC system efficiency is greatly improved when your air ducts are squeaky clean! When the ducts are clogged, your furnace or air conditioner has to consume more energy to do its job. Keeping ducts clear will ensure your units can perform at peak efficiency. Like air ducts, having your dryer vents cleaned will boost the overall efficiency of your machine and save on energy! Keeping ducts and vents free of dust and debris will help reduce your energy bill and improve the airflow in your home.

Preserve the life span of your equipment. A dirty ventilation system can lead to clogged air conditioner coils, contaminated blower wheels, and other issues that result in costly repairs. Making duct and dryer vent cleaning a part of your maintenance routine will extend the life of your HVAC system and dryer machine. Not to mention, your dryer will work more efficiently and dry your clothes faster, eliminating the need to run the machine for several cycles. 

Remove odours in your home that may be coming from your air ducts. Ducts clogged with lint, pet dander, cooking oils, and other contaminants could be making your home smell unclean. Clean air ducts will remove these odours for a better smelling home environment. 

Safety and peace of mind are amazing benefits of having your dryer vents cleaned. Regular cleaning will reduce the risk of built-up lint in your dryer that has the potential to cause a fire in your home. 

The Process of Having Your Air Ducts and Dryer Vents Cleaned by AtlasCare

At AtlasCare, our technicians perform total house duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning for air quality improvement. Our team will remove all impurities, allergins and bacteria out of the ductwork with high suction and high pressured air. 

On the day of your cleaning, you’ll receive a text message from our technician notifying you they are on the way! Our technicians will explain the entire process to you before starting. They will cover the ducts, go through every floor in your home from top to bottom and give you a rundown of what they’ll do while offering you the freedom to ask questions along the way! We’ll leave your home looking great and smelling great too, with our all-natural sterilization formula in your air ducts! 

Call AtlasCare Today!

We have been in the IAQ business for over 25 years and know the best and most effective way to clean your air ducts and your dryer vents without creating an extra hassle for you. Our technicians have been trained to use and understand up-to-date duct and dryer vent cleaning equipment and mastered what true healthy indoor air quality is so they can provide it every time. Our specialized duct cleaning trucks are equipped with proper levels of suction that rid your vents of dirt, dust, debris and grime! With a 150-ft heavy-duty vacuum hose capable of cleaning up to 50,000 sq. ft., your home will feel lighter after we are done.

Are you interested in our duct cleaning or dryer vent cleaning services to improve the air quality in your home? AtlasCare can help find a solution that’s right for you! Our team is familiar with several reliable systems and control strategies that can help you and your family breathe the highest quality air possible. 

AtlasCare is here when you need us to be, whether it is simply to answer your questions or provide you with a free quote. Connect with us online today! 

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