A dirty air duct can cause allergies, colds, and other health problems. If you haven’t had your air duct cleaned for years, make sure to schedule air duct cleaning in Indiana and Michigan with Home Comfort Experts. You can rely on our vent cleaning specialists in Indiana and Michigan to restore more breathable air in your home. We have the knowledge, equipment, and tools needed to clean your vents. When our specialists drop by your home, they will conduct tests to figure out whether your indoor air quality problem is due to a filthy air duct. If they find that the vents are the ones causing the problem, they will clean them and perform necessary repairs. They commit to improving the air quality in your home and making sure that your ducts perform normally.
We serve the HVAC needs of customers from Mishawaka, South Bend, Elkhart, Plymouth, Columbia City, Warsaw, Fort Wayne, LaPorte and Rochester, Indiana as well as Niles to St. Joseph, Michigan.
The Importance of Duct Cleaning
No matter what kind of air cleaning system you install, you will only be circulating all of the pollutants in your duct work unless you have it thoroughly cleaned. If you need more convincing, take a hand mirror and a flashlight, remove a floor vent and peek inside. Another sign to look for is a buildup of dust on your cold air return vents.
Dirty ducts don’t just put your HVAC system at risk of damage. They can also affect your family’s health, triggering asthma attacks, coughing and sore throat, flu-like illnesses and eye and throat irritation.
We can’t stress enough the importance of cleaning your air ducts regularly. If you suspect your home has dirty ducts – and almost every home does – call Home Comfort Experts for HVAC vent and duct cleaning and repair services in Indiana and Michigan.
When Do You Need Air Duct Cleaning? Look for These Warning Signs
In the United States, the average person spends around 90% of their life indoors. Unfortunately, indoor air can be five times more polluted than the air outside. Pollutants indoors can include cigarette smoke, lead, pet dander, and asbestos. Luckily, cleaning your air ducts can make a world of difference.
Undoubtedly, regular air duct cleaning is one of the best ways to improve your overall air quality indoors. Air duct cleaning is considered an important part of ensuring your HVAC system continues to work efficiently and lasts a long time. Below are some of the red flags that indicate you need our air duct cleaning services:
The Outdoor Condenser and the Indoor Coil are Iced Over
If your furnace or air conditioner has a lot of ice build-up, it's a telltale sign you need to have your air ducts cleaned. When your ducts are dirty, it can cause a build-up on the outer part of your furnace/AC coil.
When this occurs, ice can form on top of the coil. This can cause your AC to work harder than usual. This can also cause your energy bills to skyrocket. The best way to prevent those from occurring is to have the ducts cleaned regularly.
A musty smell inside your home can be caused by mold growing inside your air ducts. Since the vents are big and wide, mold can often grow undetected inside the ducts. If you notice large build-ups or discoloration, get in touch with us to have your ducts cleaned.
Clogged Ducts and Vents
It can be hard for the furnace/AC to blow hot or cool air into your home if your ducts and vents are clogged. Also, when your vents are clogged, less air can pass through. You should schedule professional cleaning immediately when you see massive amounts of dust in your registers.
Clogged Air Filters
Clogged air filters can make it difficult for the furnace/AC to blow hot or cool air indoors. If you replace the air filters regularly, but it still gets clogged, consider that a sign to have your air ducts checked and cleaned by our professionals.
If some of your rooms at home are colder than the rest, a build-up in your ducts can be the likely culprit. If all your vents are open yet you still experience unexplained temperature differences between the rooms, you need to have your ducts cleaned as build-ups might be blocking the airflow.
Signs of Insects or Rodents
Insects, rodents, and other vermin love staying in warm and cozy environments like your air vents. Left unattended, they can cause health hazards. The smell of their droppings can also be extremely unpleasant.
If you smell, see, or hear vermin and insects in your ductwork, get in touch with an animal removal service near you. After that, schedule professional duct cleaning to remove any harmful substances they might have left behind.
Unusually High Energy Bill
Cooling and heating costs are usually predictable. If you have lived in your home long enough, you likely already have an idea of the utility costs each season. If you notice any unusual spikes, there is an underlying problem that you need to look into.
One possible reason for unusually high power bills is dirty ductwork. Dust, debris, and dirt can prevent your system from running as efficiently as it should. If you notice a sudden spike in your energy bill, it might be your cue to schedule a duct cleaning.
Need Professional Air Duct Cleaning in Indiana and Michigan?
There is more to duct cleaning than meets the eye. Contrary to popular belief, air duct cleaning is not as straightforward as many homeowners perceive it to be. That said, it's a job that is best left in the hands of our professionals. They have the knowledge, expertise, and tools to get the job done right the first time.
8 Reasons to Have Your Ducts Cleaned
Even the most thorough and organized housekeeper cannot prevent the gradual buildup of dust and debris inside the air ducts of your home’s heating and air conditioning system. Fortunately, we’re here to provide quality air duct cleaning to Indiana and Michigan residents. Below are eight reasons you should have your ducts cleaned:
Once our technicians arrive at your home, they will proceed to inspect your ducts first. They will determine the extent of cleaning that is needed and look for any cracks or leaks that may cause issues during cleaning.
Our team will cover the filters and block off your furnace at the filer compartment and top of the furnace, to keep dust and debris from drifting in the rooms as we work. Every home’s air duct system is unique. Count on our technicians to find all the filters and vents to be covered.
If your duct work has existing access openings, our team will use one of these to enter the vacuum hose for the cleaning process. Otherwise, our technicians will drill a small opening into the duct work. Once access is available, they will insert the vacuum hose into the air ducts.
Our technicians will insert compressed air nozzles, brushes and whips and other tools into selected supply and return vents. The compressed air agitates stuck dust and blows all the dirt and debris toward the vacuum hose, which absorbs and delivers the dirt to our machinery.
Our team uses a specialized system that uses UV lights and creates peroxide molecules that flow through the duct system and house and kill bacteria, germs, mold, viruses, odors and noxious gasses on contact.
After the thorough cleaning of your Indiana or Michigan home’s vents and main trunk lines, our technicians will continue to clean other parts of the duct work. These parts include the indoor cooling system, furnace, filter area and blower compartment.
Before we leave your home, we will make sure your duct work is as good as new by sealing all the openings we’ve made with inspection panels. These panels are attached to the duct work with screws to ensure minimal to no air leakage.
Did you know?
Home Comfort Experts is Certified Asthma & Allergy Friendly ®
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America joined with Allergy Standards Limited to create the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program. This program helps people make informed purchases for a healthier home. We test household products against strict standards. If products pass our tests, they earn the CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® mark.