Posts Tagged ‘Duct Cleaning’

Indoor Air Quality Improves with Duct Cleaning

Monday, April 30th, 2018

duct-cleaning-servicesSpring is here, and for a lot of homes in the area, that means spring cleaning to shake the dust and the dirt off of your furnishings. But while you focus on getting the bulk of your house clean, there’s often one key part that goes overlooked: your ducts, which carry conditioned air from the heater and the air conditioning system through the various rooms of your house.

Dust and dirt can build up inside your ducts quite readily, and getting rid of it takes more than just running the duster across the vents. How do you get at dust lodged inside your system? The answer is a duct cleaning service from trained professionals. They possess the tools, skills, and experience to clear the dust out of your ducts, and in the process keep your home cleaner and your indoor air quality high. Ideally, you should schedule a duct cleaning session for your home every 2-3 years for ideal results. Here’s a quick look at how the process works. (more…)

Lower Your Heating Bills and Prevent Late Season Repairs

Monday, March 5th, 2018

heating-repair-optionsMost heating repair calls come in the late weeks of winter, when our furnaces and other heating systems have been running steadily for months. All of that strain can take its toll, which is why you should find ways to improve your heating system’s efficiency wherever you can. Not only will a more efficient heater help lower your monthly bills, but it can help prevent those repairs from ever needing to be made.

Some heating efficiency techniques are likely already practiced in your home: setting the thermostat lower than normal, for instance, or wearing warmer clothes indoors. But there are additional steps you can take as well, with the help of a friendly service technician. Here’s a brief list of some options. (more…)

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.