Cool Touch Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Duct Cleaning Phoenix’

How Dirty Ducts Affect Your Homes Air Quality

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Modern gas furnaces depend on a system of ducts to distribute hot air throughout your home. Over time, dust and debris can easily build up inside those ducts. We live in a very dusty part of the country here in Phoenix, and over time that can create severe problems with the quality of your indoor air.  Dirty ducts can affect your furnace’s ability to heat the household, making it work harder to do its job.   If you need duct cleaning in Phoenix, Peoria, Glendale, Goodyear, Tempe, Chandler or Scottsdale, give Cool Touch a call today.

dirty air ducts

dirty air ducts

First, air flow through the ducts can be restricted if the build-up gets high enough. Reduced air flow means that the heated air isn’t circulated through your home as quickly as it could be, slowing the heating process and forcing your system to work harder to get to the temperatures you need it to be. That means higher monthly heating bills as well as increased wear and tear on the components.

Dirty air ducts can also lead to clogged air filters, which can cause your heating system to heat less effectively. Really dirty filters can restrict air flow so much your furnace will shut down to prevent overheating! If you have to change your furnace filters often because they keep getting clogged, its a good sign you need your ducts cleaned.

Furthermore, dust and dirt can lead to poor air quality. This can worsen allergies and increase irritation to the nose and throat, which you certainly don’t want to have to make any unnecessary trips to the doctors.

before and after air duct cleaning

before and after air duct cleaning

The good news is that you don’t have to live with the problem. Once you know how dirty ducts affect your home’s heating, you can take steps to correct it. Here in Phoenix and the West & East valley, duct cleaning services are provided by the professionals at Cool Touch A/C and Heating. We’ll get the dust out of your duct system and set up a maintenance schedule to help keep your heating system free of dust going forward. Pick up the phone and give us a call today to make an appointment. You’ll be glad you did! 623-584-3762

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Clean Out Household Duct Contaminants

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Air moves from your central HVAC unit through the ducts into the rest of your house, exiting through the vents and warming or cooling your home in the process. In a perfect world, that wouldn’t be affected by anything else. Sadly, we don’t live in a perfect world. Leaks and contaminants spring up, reducing your system’s efficiency and lowering the quality of air in the process. You can address these problems with professional duct cleaning. Cool Touch has qualified technicians that can perform such operations, but it helps if you know what common duct contaminants to look for, and how they might affect your ducts’ ability to function.

  • Dust. The bulk of duct contaminants is dust, which gathers as air moves through the ducts. Over time, it builds up: passing into your home whenever you turn on your HVAC unit and lowering the quality of your air in the process. Dust can come from any number of places, and might include pet dander, tracked-in dirt and dust from your HVAC unit in particular. In Arizona, the sand and dust of the desert are a constant presence, and will invariably find their way into your ducts by hook or by crook.
  • Pollen. We don’t have as much of a problem with pollen here in Arizona as other parts of the country do, but local gardens can still produce pollen, and similar allergens can be found in duct systems as well. Check the conditions in your local neighborhood if this is a concern, and note the kinds or plants or trees likely to product airborne allergens.
  • Insect droppings. Bugs often thrive in out-of-the-way places in your homes, which includes the duct work. Over time, droppings from roaches, dust mites and other pests can accumulate in your ducts, then move through your household when the air blows.

Regardless of the source of contaminant, the Phoenix duct cleaning experts at Cool Touch can get rid of it with a solid cleaning. Once you know the common duct contaminants to look for, give us a call and let us get rid of them for you properly.

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