As part of spring cleaning this year, be sure to put duct cleaning on your list. After months of houses being closed up, residents of Cook and Lake counties, Illinois, will want to make sure their indoor air is fresh and clean. The ducts of a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system are like the lungs of the unit. Air circulates through ducts and is blown into the living space. Keeping the air conditioning filter clean is the first step in preventing airborne pollutants from entering the system. However, over time, dust, animal dander, pollen and biological contaminants settle on air conditioning components and coat the interior of ducts. Eventually, these pollutants are blown into your home.

When to Clean Ducts

There are several signs that indicate when air ducts should be cleaned:

  • If there is evidence of dust or allergens around grilles, registers or on the ducts.
  • If ducts have been infested with vermin such as rats, squirrels or cockroaches.
  • If members of your household have worsening allergies or asthma.
  • If dust or clusters of particulates are discharged from ducts into the living space.

Ask a certified HVAC professional to examine the duct system to determine whether cleaning is required. If ducts are dirty, there may be an underlying problem that is allowing pollutants or moisture to enter. Your HVAC contractor should look for holes, poor joins, and other problems and make recommendations for repair.

Breathe EZ Home Solutions

Assurance Heating and Air Conditioning offers Breathe EZ Home Solutions to clean ducts. We examine the air ducts in your home or business and use a specialized whip vacuum cleaner that removes deposits. Unlike other duct cleaning services that send cleaning chemicals through the system and into the living space, our procedure keeps the cleaning product and grime from entering your home.

Assurance Heating and Air Conditioning also offers preventive maintenance that examines and cleans all elements of the HVAC unit, including condensate pan and drains, air filters, coils, and motors. Keeping components clean helps keep ducts clean.

For more information about Breathe EZ Home Solutions, call (847) 388-0316 to talk to one of our NATE-certified technicians.