Dryer Vent and Duct Cleaning
Dryer Vent and Duct Cleaning
Ducts and your Heating and Air Conditioning Equipment
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems heat and cool your home. An HVAC system is made up of any combination of the following: furnace, air conditioner, heat pump, grilles, registers, diffusers, and a network of ducts. It is the duct system that transports the air through your home. Your home’s duct system, a branching network of tubes in the walls, floors, and ceilings, is not visible but is critical to your comfort and the efficiency of your HVAC system.
Is Duct Cleaning Necessary?
Have you had your dryer vent or dryer duct professionally cleaned recently? If not, you may be at risk for a dryer fire. Annually there were an estimated 15,000 dryer fires…resulting in many deaths, hundreds of injuries and millions in property damage.
You could be losing as much as 10 to 30 percent of the heated and cooled air in your home due to leaks in your ducts. That means that heating and air conditioning efforts are going places other than in your living space. Properly sealed ductwork will make your heating and air conditioning system significantly more cost effective and stabilize your home temperature.
Think about your air ducts for a minute. Like the rest of your house dust and dirt has been accumulating in your ducts, but unlike the rest of your home your air ducts do not get a regular cleaning. Yes, your ducts are dirty.
Clean ducts should be a normal part of the maintenance of your home. But if anyone in your home is sensitive to poor indoor air quality because they suffer from allergies or asthma, if you have young children or elderly in your home, or if you have recently remodeled, then cleaning your air ducts is even more important.
Duct cleaning can not only improve the air quality in your home or office, but can also reduce health hazards. Dirty ductwork can also become breeding grounds for microbiological organisms if moisture is present. Plus dirty ducts can shoot unsightly dust and dirt from your supply register, directly into your home.
A good rule of thumb is to have your ducts tested anytime you install a heating, ventilation or air conditioning (HVAC) system and during your annual heating and air conditioning maintenance.
Central Oregon Heating & Cooling starts its duct cleaning service by testing and inspecting the entire operating system to check for dirt, dust, mold, and other contaminants. We then remove these contaminants using high-powered vacuums, air whips or compressed air nozzles. Central Oregon may also use a brush or duster, whatever will dislodge dirt or mold or other contaminants trapped in your air ducts.
How do you know if your home or office needs duct and exhaust cleaning?
You can see visible mold growth inside sheet metal ducts or on other components
Dust particles are infested with insects
Dust released through supply registers are clogged with excessive amount of debris and particles
You can smell smoke or grease when using your exhaust system
Should you need duct cleaning, consult a professional – never attempt this job on your own. It’s important to find a qualified company to perform the task. Central Oregon Heating and Cooling has almost 20 years of experience in duct cleaning and exhaust cleaning. Call us today at 541-923-1855.
How is Duct Testing and Cleaning Performed?
Duct testing and cleaning takes more than using a soapy rag around your equipment. A licensed and trained professional will perform a system inspection and then use special equipment to properly clean and restore your system to its original, clean state.
A duct cleaning professional will:
- Inspect the entire system and check for asbestos materials in the heating and cooling system
- Open access ports and doors for entire system inspection and cleaning
- Utilize vacuum equipment to extract particles and keep the particles within a closed system
- Use well-controlled soft-bristled brushes within the duct surfaces
- Re-inspect duct work and seal any access holes
The duct-cleaning specialist will also take care to protect your carpet and household furnishings during and after the cleaning.
We only apply products registered with the Environmental Protection Agency. Central Oregon Heating & Cooling doesn’t stop with your ducts, when we clean, we clean your whole heating, ventilation and air conditioning system!
For professional duct cleaning and dryer vent, contact Oregon Heating and Cooling online. Call us at 541-923-1855.