Posts Tagged ‘Duct Cleaning’

How to Watch for Duct Breaches

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Most homes in the Portland, OR area use a system of ducts to transfer air from the HVAC system to the four corners of the home. The ducts are typically hidden behind the walls, in the attic or similar out-of-the-way locales. That helps keep them protected from damage, but when damage does occur, it can be very hard to spot. Damage to your ducts can take place when animals crawl into your space, when work on other parts of the house goes awry, or sometimes when the bolts or connections between duct pieces wear out.  (more…)

Signs You Need Duct Repair

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Your ducts serve an important purpose in your air conditioning and heating system: carrying the heated and cooled air from your system to the various corners of your home. Since they don’t have moving parts, they rarely break down, but they can suffer damage. Breaches can open up with connecting sections or when the primary length of duct is damaged from animals or other factors. When that happens, you need a trained service to come to your Portland, OR home and fix the issue, but first, you need to spot the signs you need duct repair. Here’s a quick breakdown. (more…)

Common Maintenance Issues to Handle This Winter

Monday, November 30th, 2015

The chilly season is here in Portland, OR, and with it comes reduced use of your air conditioner and increased use of your heater. You can do your household a favor by scheduling specific maintenance sessions for different parts of your system. Heating and air conditioning systems need maintenance at least once a year to wipe off the dust, tighten loose bolts and screws, and help them perform at their best. But they’re not the only common maintenance issues to handle this winter. Here’s a quick look at some of the others, which can involve both straight-up maintenance and the installation of new devices to help prevent further problems. (more…)

3 Things to Look for in Your Duct Cleaning Service

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The ducts in your AC system move cool air from your air condition system into the various rooms and hallways of your house.  Over time, a certain amount of dust will build up in your ducts, spreading throughout your home to lower the quality of air, and even clogging the ducts themselves in the worst cases. Here in Portland, OR, you can find plenty of companies that will clean the ducts for you. But before you pick up the phone, make sure you have the right team for the job. Here are 3 things to look for in your duct cleaning services: (more…)

Why Is Visual Aid Equipment Used in Duct Cleaning?

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Most people think of duct cleaning as a quick vacuuming. But professional duct cleaning involves a whole lot more than simply cleaning your registers and removing the visible dust and dirt in your ducts. Your ductwork can run long and deep, and it is in these deeper areas where dust and dirt can really accumulate and cause problems for you, your family members and your home. However, when you hire the trained experts at Clean Air Act for professional duct cleaning in Gresham, OR, you can rest assured that your duct cleaning will have great results. Why? We’ll explore this more below.

Tools of the Trade

One of the reasons professional duct cleaning has excellent results is because of the kinds of tools that are utilized in the service. Not only are professional-grade and HEPA vacuums used, but so are pneumatic tools and visual aid devices. You may be asking yourself, why use visual aid equipment? The answer is because while there are access points in your ductwork, it isn’t possible to see everything all at once – unless you have video equipment. Video equipment allows the technician to see every nook and cranny of your ductwork so that no area is missed during the cleaning process. The video also gives the technician the ability to see problem areas and handle them accordingly.

Why Schedule Duct Cleaning?

Duct cleaning isn’t just about removing dirt, dust and contaminants in your ductwork, although this is a big part of the process. It is also about helping to improve your indoor air quality and take excess stress off your HVAC system.

When you have too much dirt and dust in your ductwork, it can restrict air flow; this creates an imbalance in your HVAC system and can lead to operational issues, malfunction and possible breakdown. Excess dirt and dust can also lead to the development of mold, mildew, dust mites and fungi, all of which will blow directly into your living spaces. Professional duct cleaning removes the dirt and dust layer that can lead to these problems.

It’s recommended that your ducts are cleaned every 3-5 years, so if it’s time to clean your ductwork in Gresham, OR, call us today!

How Duct Cleaning Affects Your Air Conditioning System

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

All homeowners want their homes to be cool and comfortable throughout the long, hot summer months. In order to achieve this goal, it is important that you schedule professional air conditioning maintenance with a qualified technician. Some issues, though, such as very dirty air ducts, require more specialized services. If your air ducts are impeding the operation of your air conditioning system, contact the air conditioning technicians at Clean Air Act. Our professional Portland duct cleaning technicians have the tools and training they need to clean up your air ducts from the inside out. There are many great benefits to be had by doing so, so call now to schedule service.

As dirt, dust and other debris accumulate within your ductwork system, they can begin to negatively impact your air conditioning system in a variety of ways. First of all, if there are a lot of airborne pollutants within your air ducts, it is very possible for them to clog up your air filter. This means that your air conditioning system will have to work harder and harder in order to distribute air throughout your home. In doing so, more and more energy will be used in the process. This means that you may actually wind up paying more money for a weaker performance from your air conditioning system.

Professional duct cleaning can also help to reduce the risk of air conditioning repair needs developing. As your system works harder to distribute cooled air throughout your home, more strain is put on the system. The more strain that your air conditioning system faces, the more likely it becomes that damages will result. Do not allow an overworked system to suffer damages due to dirty air ducts. Call now to learn more.

Unsurprisingly, very dirty air ducts can also really take a toll on your indoor air quality. All of the air cooled by your system must travel throughout your air ducts in order to reach throughout your home. If your air ducts are full of dirt and dander, these substances can also make the rounds into different areas of your home. Let our skilled ductwork technicians ensure that your air ducts are able to function properly.

For more information about how professional duct cleaning can benefit your home, call the Portland air conditioning experts at Clean Air Act. Our air conditioning technicians are happy to answer any questions you may have. Let us know what your concerns are regarding the ductwork in your home.

The Benefits of Professional Duct Cleaning

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

The ductwork in your home is a huge part of your air conditioning system because it is responsible for delivering all of the cooled air throughout your home. That’s why making sure that your ducts are clean is so important. The Clean Air Act is proud to offer complete duct cleaning services in Portland, OR for all different kinds of ducts. Check out a few of the important benefits to getting regular maintenance for your home’s ductwork.

Why Get Professional Duct Cleaning in Portland, OR

Most homeowners don’t give their ducts much thought throughout the year. However, as your AC or heating system operates, it will deposit many different kinds of contaminants in your ductwork. Things like pet dander, dust, pollen, bacteria and other pollutants can start o build up in your ductwork. Unless you get your ducts cleaned, those contaminants will just continue to circulate through your home’s air supply. Getting regular duct cleaning in Portland, OR is a great way to potentially make a positive impact in your home’s air quality.

Another reason that you should think about getting duct cleaning is that it could be able to increase the efficiency of your home’s air conditioning system as well. As air moves through your ducts, any contaminants or blockages will hinder the flow of the air. This means that your AC system has to work harder to push the air through which reduces its efficiency.  By keeping your ductwork clean with regular duct cleaning you might be able to reduce the amount of restrictions that your air has to move past inside of your ducts.

When you need any kind of duct cleaned, make sure that you call the Portland, OR duct cleaning technicians at The Clean Air Act. We are dedicated to your complete satisfaction and to the quality of work that we do.

How Can I Improve the Performance of My Air Conditioner?

Friday, May 24th, 2013

The ability to cool your home effectively and efficiently is a great benefit in the midst of the summer heat. At Clean Air Act, we do not believe that any of our customers should have to compromise when it comes to comfort, no matter how hot it may get outside. If you are at all dissatisfied with the quality of your air conditioning system’s performance, give us a call today. There are many ways in which you can improve the performance of your air conditioning system without investing in a new one. Our Portland, OR air conditioning technicians can help you keep your cool this summer.

One way you can help your air conditioning system to operate with greater performance levels is to schedule professional duct cleaning service. If you use a ducted forced air distribution system to circulate conditioned air throughout your home, you should make sure that your air ducts are in the best condition possible. Otherwise you risk reducing the efficiency and effectiveness with which your air conditioning system operates. A buildup of dirt and debris in your air ducts impede the flow of air throughout your system. It can also lead to clogged air filters within your air conditioning system, which in turn leads to increased airflow resistance. Your air conditioner will need to work harder in order to force air through this resistance, which will lead it to work with decreased efficiency, as well as putting unnecessary wear and tear on the system.

If your air ducts are damaged, leaking or otherwise compromised, professional duct repair can also help to greatly improve the performance of your air conditioner. All of the air that you pay to cool must pass through your ductwork system. This means that air leaks in your ducts waste energy. Your air conditioner will have to work overtime to replace this lost energy, resulting in high cooling costs despite a weaker performance.

The best way to keep your air conditioning system operating as successfully as possible is to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance service. Only when every component of your air conditioner is operating properly can you hope to get the most efficient, reliable performance possible from your AC. Contact Clean Air Act today to learn more. Our Portland, OR air conditioning technicians want to help you live more comfortably throughout the hottest time of the year.

How Often Should I Get My Air Ducts Cleaned?

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Duct cleaning is a great way to improve the indoor air quality of your home, to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your heating and cooling systems, and to reduce the impact of allergens in the household. This latter benefit is especially important for homeowners who have respiratory issues such as asthma or those who suffer from allergies. While duct cleaning makes sense, it’s not entirely clear to many homeowners how often they should schedule the service. In this post, we’d like to address this question. For Portland duct cleaning, call the experts at Clean Air Act, Inc today!

In order to address this question, let’s look at duct cleaning works and then examine the benefits.

  • How duct cleaning works. While it seems simple enough, duct cleaning is a complicated process, involving various specialized tools and vacuums to ensure that the inside surface of your ducts is free of dust, debris, and mold. The method of cleaning may depend on the type of ducts you have in your home. You can expect that all of the various duct channels, vents, and registers will be cleaned. Your duct cleaning professional may also consult with you about sanitizing your ductwork to prevent microbiological and pathogen growth.
  • Benefits to duct cleaning. If your ductwork is filled with dust and debris, then there is less room for airflow. Even very small amounts of blockage can significantly reduce the efficient passage of cooled and heated air through to your living space. Duct cleaning, along with duct sealing, can ensure that your ductwork is not limiting the efficiency of your system. Moreover, clean ductwork boosts your indoor air quality. As air blows throughout your ductwork, it makes any resident particles airborne, thus sending them throughout your house. For homeowners susceptible to allergies, this can dramatically influence their home comfort.
  • So, how often? While there is no set standard for how often you should have your ducts cleaned, annual duct cleaning is a great way to improve your energy efficiency, performance, and indoor air quality.

For more information about Portland, OR duct cleaning, call Clean Air Act, Inc today!

How Can I Improve AC Efficiency & Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Keeping a home comfortable and doing so efficiently are goals that a lot of homeowners have. Unfortunately, too often they are goals that work against one another. Many homeowners think that in order to operate the air conditioning system efficiently they must seal up their homes, which results in stale, low-quality air. If they over ventilate their homes, though, cool air escapes and reduces efficiency. The air conditioning and indoor air quality experts at The Clean Air Act have some tips for you to operate your air conditioner efficiently while boosting indoor air quality in Beaverton, OR.

One way to increase the efficiency of your air conditioning in Beaverton and while simultaneously improving your  indoor air quality is to schedule professional duct cleaning in Beaverton. Dirty air ducts reduce energy efficiency and indoor air quality in a variety of ways. While it is unlikely that your air ducts will become so dirty that they are blocked off, it is possible that the dirt and other pollutants in them will clog up your air filters. This will increase airflow resistance and cost you more money to keep your home comfortable. Having your ducts cleaned allows your AC to operate with greater efficiency and also can reduce the amount of airborne pollutants circulating throughout your home.

A major cause of poor air conditioning efficiency and indoor air quality is damaged air ducts. We offer great air duct repair in Beaverton to help resolve this problem. We also offer ductless mini split installation if you are interested in a different way of keeping your house cool. Air ducts are a very effective conditioned air delivery system, but in many homes they are a serious cause of inefficiency. Ductless mini splits eliminate the need for air ducts in your home, allowing you to cool your home more efficiently and reducing air quality problems associated with forced air distribution systems.

For more information about ways to boost indoor air quality in your home call The Clean Air Act. We want to help you enjoy true comfort in Beaverton. Schedule service today to get the best, most efficient air conditioning system operation you can. Contact The Clean Air Act today!