Q: How often should I have my air ducts cleaned?
A: The Epa suggests having your air ducts cleaned at least every 3-5 years to maintain improved air quality throughout the home. But there are factors that make homeowners clean the ducts more often like increased allergen exposure for homes with high amounts of pollen intake, residents with breathing problems or diseases and if a home has pets. Depending on the types of circumstances your home has, air duct cleaning may need to be completed every 2-4 years. But, with one of our sealers, we can hold back the amount of pathogen accumulation to keep your homes air quality safer, longer.
Q: What are the benefits of air duct cleaning?
When it comes to the benefits of having your air ducts cleaned, there are benefits that increase health, make your home cleaned and increase the service life of your HVAC unit. Here at Zerorez Las Vegas, we use a method of air duct cleaning that is sure to make your ducts spotless. Whip line cleaning paired with our 15,000 CFM vacuum systems is the best way to get all of the dust, allergens and other contaminants out of your air ducts. Down below, you will find a few of the benefits that you stand to gain with air duct cleaning:
- Increased Comfort
- Improved Health
- Improved Airflow
- Less Dusting
- Lower Energy Bills
- Improved HVAC Efficiency
Q: How do I know if my air ducts need to be cleaned?
Thankfully, the signs that you will need to have your air ducts cleaned are very obvious. For example, one of the easiest ways to tell that your ducts need cleaning is the accumulation of dust surrounding the vents of your ductwork. Another way to tell that your air ducts are contaminated is if your energy or gas bill has been spiking or if your HVAC unit has been working harder to reach the normal temperature that you have set. If you are unsure what your ducts hold, give us a call so we can take a look inside and show you exactly what is in your vents with our specialized camera system.
Q: Will having my system cleaned reduce electricity bills?
Yes! One of the reasons why so many home and business owners have their ductwork cleaned out is that it will reduce electric bills. When your ducts are filled with dust and debris, the HVAC system will be forced to work harder to compensate for the blockage in the ductwork, hence making your power bill larger due to the increased time that the system is in use, especially during the summertime. Not only will your power bill go down, but you can also expect your HVAC unit to last longer when you have a sparkling clean ductwork system.
Q: What is the average price range for air duct cleaning?
There are variables included in how much our air duct services are going to cost. But most homes stand between a pricing point of 300-500 dollars for the average duct cleaning service. But the cost may grow if there is a larger number of vents, the size of the home and the configuration of the ductwork. Prices may also expand if you choose to have one of our botanically derived duct sealers to protect against the growth of mold, mildew, and pathogens. Depending on the services you use, you should be looking to spend at least 35 dollars per vent.
Q: What are the downsides of not having my air ducts cleaned?
By not having your air ducts cleaned every 3-5 years, you are subjecting your home and everyone residing in it to harmful conditions that could be avoided. For example, the dust and allergens that are accumulated in the vents could cause serious harm to the inhabitants of the home with asthma or other breathing-related problems. Besides the health factors, a clog in the ductwork can lead to catastrophic failure from your HVAC unit due to blockages in filters, causing it to overheat. HVAC blockages can also lead to inflated electric bills in the summer and gas bills in the winter if left unchecked.
Q: How long does it normally take?
When it comes to how long it will take to get your ducts cleaned, there are factors involved that could make the process take longer. On average, a single-family home should take 2-4 hours to complete with a 2 technician team. But for homes that involve intricate ductwork or have more than average vents, the process can take longer to complete. Additionally, older homes, homes with pets or smokers may take additional time to clean due to the higher amount of debris that may be lodged in the ductwork. For an exact approximation, talk to your technician.
Q: How Necessary is air duct cleaning?
While the EPA doesn’t deem air duct cleaning as a necessary part of your yearly cleaning process, there are serious ramifications that you can endure that will make your home a less comfortable and less safe area to live in. Did you know that poor air quality is in the top 5 hazards that Americans face today? With air duct cleaning, we can improve the air quality of your home with air duct cleaning and with Las Vegas’s air quality being below average, you will notice the difference.
Q: Does air duct cleaning create a mess?
No! Our air duct cleaning process is as clean as can be and when we leave, your home could be even cleaner than when we arrived. Our team starts with an inspection of the vents and if they are dirty, they are cleaned before the process starts. To ensure that your home stays clean while we clean your ducts, we use a specialized 15,000 CFM vacuum that will absorb all the dust and other debris into a sealed bag. This means that you won’t have to worry about dusting your home after we leave like you would with traditional air duct cleaning services.
Q: How do you clean air ducts?
Here at Zerorez Las Vegas, we use a powerful cleaning system that is guaranteed to get all the dust and debris out of your vents. We start by hooking up our powerful 15,000 CFM vacuum to the end of the vent, then on the other end, we use a whip line cleaning system which is a flexible wand that works through the ducts lashing air and using its “tentacles” to dislodge larger debris from the duct. After all of the ducts are cleaned, we show you our work with our specialized camera system and offer an optional sealer to keep your ducts protected from viruses and pathogens.