G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Duct Cleaning’

Why Have My Ducts Professionally Cleaned?

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The simplest answer to the question posed in this post is because it is not a job that a nonprofessional can handle. We will get into more specifics below, of course, but the bottom line is that the average homeowner is not going to have the training and experience necessary to safely access his or her air ducts. He or she will not have the right tools for cleaning out the ducts, either. This is not a job that your handheld vacuum or a roll of paper towels and some vinegar can handle. Contact us to have your air ducts cleaned out thoroughly and properly.

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Are Dirty Air Ducts Really a Big Deal?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

If your air ducts are falling apart at the seams, you are going to seriously struggle to heat your home in an effective manner, let alone an efficient one. Your ductwork doesn’t have to be that bad off to be compromised, though. Even if your ductwork is holding up okay, it may be dirty inside.

Now, dirty ductwork is obviously not an aesthetic problem, as a dirty carpet can be. However, it can cause some serious problems for your comfort and even for your health. That is why professional duct cleaning in North Seattle, WA may be necessary.

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When Should I Have My Ducts Cleaned?

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Unlike routine HVAC maintenance services, which must be completed on a yearly basis for each system, there is no set schedule on which you should be scheduling professional duct cleaning in Snohomish, WA. While every three to five years is a common recommendation, there are really just too many variables involved to make a solid statement across the board. That being said, there are plenty of warning signs and situations that can raise a red flag that the time has come.

The most important thing to remember about duct cleaning is that, when it must be done, professionals must do the job. Our technicians are properly equipped to not just clear out your air ducts, but to remove stuck-on debris and to actually clean them thoroughly. It’s not a job for a feather duster and some spray cleaner, that’s for sure.

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How Does Clean Ductwork Actually Benefit Me?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Since the heat of the summer season is fast approaching, chances are that you have already scheduled your air conditioning maintenance for the year. While an AC tune-up is certainly a very important service to get out of the way, it is not the only step one must take in order to ensure that he or she is able to enjoy the best performance possible from his or her air conditioner. You may need to schedule professional duct cleaning, as well. If you think that you may benefit from professional duct cleaning in Everett, WA after reading the following post, be sure to contact the professionals on our staff.

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Is Dirty Ductwork Really a Problem?

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

We understand that you, as a homeowner, have a lot on your plate. Everyone has to prioritize when it comes to certain tasks, as sometimes it just seems like there is not enough time in the day to get everything done. While some things will inevitably slip through the cracks, we must remind you that allowing dust, dirt and other pollutants to build up within your ductwork can actually prove to be monumentally detrimental to your comfort, and even to your health. The good news is that you don’t have to find the time to clean them out on your own. Instead, you can leave your duct cleaning in Everett, WA to our staff.

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Should I Have My Ductwork Professionally Cleaned?

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

If, like so many others, you use a forced air heating system like a heat pump or a furnace to heat your home, you need to know that your air ducts are in fine working condition. This doesn’t mean simply ensuring that your ductwork is well-sealed against leaks, though. It also means knowing for sure that your air ducts are clean within. Of course, you cannot just peer into your air ducts in order to ascertain their interior condition, nor can you hope to clean them out effectively on your own. If you are serious about getting the most from your HVAC system, you must schedule professional duct cleaning in Everett, WA. Contact G & S Heating Cooling & Electric to do so.

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Why Would I Hire Someone to Clean My Air Ducts?

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

As a homeowner, you are probably used to hiring professional HVAC technicians to maintain and repair your heating and cooling systems. What you may not have done yet, though, is hire a professional technician to clean your ductwork. At first glance, that may in fact sound like a strange thing to do. Why would one care if their ductwork was dirty, anyway? Well, in truth, there are a number of different ways in which dirty ductwork can negatively impact you, your comfort, and your HVAC system. Read the following information, and remember that we are the company to call for professional duct cleaning in Everett, WA. Should you have reason to suspect that your air ducts are dirty within, the technicians at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric will resolve the problem. 

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Why Schedule Professional Duct Cleaning?

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Of the many problems that may develop with your HVAC system, the buildup of pollutants therein may not sound like the most pressing of them. However, any such buildup can actually lead to a number of different problems, negatively impacting your indoor air quality, the condition of your HVAC system, and even your health. The problem is, of course, that your air ducts are not exactly easily accessible. The good news, though, is that you need only pick up your phone and give us a call in order to schedule professional duct cleaning services in North Seattle. Contact G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. to schedule thorough duct cleaning services with trained technicians properly equipped to do the job right. 

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In What Ways Can Professional Duct Cleaning Benefit Me?

Friday, February 20th, 2015

When was the last time you spared even a single thought for the ducts in your home? Probably not for a long time. Possibly not ever. That’s not really your fault. After all, when was the last time the ducts did something that required your attention? Despite the ducts’ unobtrusive natures, however, they actually need maintenance just as much as any other home system. Let’s take a look at why professional duct cleaning is necessary for the health of your ducts, and how it can benefit you as well.

Airborne Contaminants

The air in the average home is infested with millions of airborne particles. These particles not only lower your indoor air quality, but can have an adverse effect on your health. Dust, pollen, insect and pet dander are all common allergens and lung irritants. If you happen to suffer from allergies, and have frequent attacks while inside, it is likely due to these particles. Meanwhile, biological infectious agents like viruses and bacteria can sicken you if you are exposed to them.

All of these contaminants have a tendency to collect in a home’s ductwork. There are two reasons for this. First, the ducts are dark, which offers a safe place to thrive for light-sensitive germs. Second, ducts are largely undisturbed by human activity, including routing cleaning efforts. This allows contaminants to build up over time, until you turn on your heater or air conditioner. When that happens, all of those pollutants get blown out of the ducts and circulated around the house, where they have a greater chance to infect you.

Duct Cleaning

Since you can’t be reasonably expected to stop using your heater or air conditioner (and that wouldn’t solve the problem anyway) you’ll need another solution if you want to improve your air quality and health. Professional duct cleaning is a service designed to clear all the contaminants out of your ducts. Depending on the type of ducts you have, your HVAC technician will either vacuum out the entire space or clean it manually with a special set of tools. Duct cleaning is the fastest and most thorough way to improve your air quality, cleaning up the area of the house with the highest concentration of harmful particulates.

If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned in a while, call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. We provide duct cleaning throughout Granite Falls.

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Kirkland WA Air Conditioning Tip: Why Get Your Ducts Tested Before Spring?

Monday, March 4th, 2013

During the winter you likely run your heating system every single day. When the weather starts to warm up in the spring, you may start to use your air conditioning system more often. With all the use that your ductwork gets, it is likely a good idea to have them tested before you begin a new season of cooling. Call the Kirkland air conditioning experts at G & S Heating, Cooling and Electrical for any repairs or maintenance that you might need. We offer complete duct sealing, duct repair, duct cleaning and duct testing in Kirkland, WA. We wanted to help out our customers by assembling a short list of some of the reasons why they may want to consider having their ducts tested during the Spring.

Why Get Duct Testing in Kirkland, WA During the Spring?

The Spring is generally regarded as the transition period between the cold, rain and snow of winter and the warmth of summer. It is a great time to have your ducts tested because you will likely be using neither your heating system or air conditioning system. This allows you to be comfortable in your home while the duct testing takes place.

Getting your ducts tested is also a good idea because it can expose any weaknesses, cracks or leaks in your ducts that need to be patched or sealed up. Your ducts will be carrying all of the cool air from your AC system into your home. If holes developed during the winter you want to make sure that they get fixed before you start running your AC. This can help increase the efficiency of your air conditioning system.

Benefits of Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance

In addition to getting you ducts tested in the Spring, it’s also probably a good idea to get your entire air conditioning system tested and maintained. Over time, your air conditioning system will develop small issues and problems that can negatively impact its function. Without repair, those problems will likely develop into larger issues. Especially after your air conditioning system has been dormant for many months during the winter, it’s probably wise to have a professional inspect it to make sure that there aren’t any branches, rust or rodents inside of it.

For all your Kirkland, WA air conditioning services call G & S. Our Kirkland, WA air conditioning technicians have years of experience working with all different types and brands of air conditioning systems.

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