Air Duct Cleaning Statesville NC Can Trust from Peace Heating and Air Conditioning!
Your air duct system functions in many ways as the “lungs” of your home, pulling in fresh, clean air and helping filter out dust, contaminants and allergens. But over time, dust, dirt, moisture, and particulate matter start to build up within your air ducts. You’ll likely notice some parts of your home are getting less airflow and pressure but accumulating more dust, no matter how aggressively you clean or how regularly you change your filters. Maybe you’re having your cleaning service in for carpet cleaning or upholstery cleaning is done more often with less satisfactory results. It could be you’ve noticed your electric bill is going up even though you’re running your system the same or less than you did before, meaning you’re paying a higher operational cost for less of the temperature-controlled cleaner air you expect. Or possibly and perhaps most ominously of all, you’re starting to notice a musty odor that no amount of air freshener, house cleaning products, or incense seems to knock out for very long, which could indicate the presence of mold in your system.
All these symptoms are trademarks that signal you need Statesville air duct cleaning on your home sooner rather than later!
If you notice any of these signs, you’re probably (over)due for air duct cleaning Statesville homeowners and businesses rely on. Having your air ducts cleaned by trained technicians from top air duct cleaning services in Statesville, uptown Charlotte and Lake Norman like Peace Heating and Air Conditioning can improve indoor air quality and hygiene, lower your climate control costs and help you keep your whole home cleaner, longer, with less work. More important than that, duct cleaning in Statesville NC also facilitates particulate and junk removal that builds up in your system, keeping your home healthier and helping combat the risk of fire or needing mold removal or full duct replacement later.
At Peace Heating and Air Conditioning, we’re much more than just an air conditioning contractor. We’re Statesville’s trusted professionals for all your HVAC system service, maintenance, and repair needs, at prices that meet your budget and give your home or business the fresh, clean environment you expect for all your human and animal inhabitants, guests and visitors!
Peace Heating and Air Conditioning proudly serve Statesville, North Carolina, and the entire Charlotte metro area with heating and climate control pros and a complete suite of top-rated local HVAC services, including:
- appliance repair
- coil cleaning
- commercial air duct cleaners
- commercial HVAC repairs
- dryer vent cleaning
- ductwork cleaning including registers, ducts, and vents
- fire damage restoration
- furnace cleaning
- furnace installation
- garage door repair
- residential and commercial HVAC cleaning
- residential air duct cleaning
- water heater installation
- and much more!
Whether you’re near Statesville or across the metro area, put Peace Heating and Air Conditioning’s expertise to work for you for all your HVAC needs and find out for yourself why we’re Statesville’s trusted pros to provide heat in the winter and cool air in the summer. To read more about why keeping your ducts clean is important, check out our frequently asked questions below!
Frequently Asked Questions About Air Duct Cleaning Statesville Counts On
Keeping your ductwork clean is an important but often overlooked aspect of keeping your indoor air quality high and your risk of breathing problems, illness, and allergies low. Peace Heating and Air is where peace of mind meets the heating and air conditioning, and this FAQ will help explain why people in Gastonia County, Rowan County, Mecklenburg County, Iredell County, and beyond count on us to help them with all their HVAC problems. Keep reading to learn more about duct cleaning and why it matters!
Question: What is involved in having my ducts cleaned? –Jemma, Statesville, NC
Answer: Your ductwork is a lot more complex than most people think. Even a simple one-story, one-bedroom, one-bath home’s HVAC system consists of the attic space, the basement if you have one, the heating and air conditioning units, the thermostat, the ductwork, the vents, the registers, the kitchen stove hood, the bathroom exhaust fan and the dryer vent. As your system runs, temperature differentials cause condensation, which tends to accumulate at the low points in the system. As it circulates the air, it gathers up dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander, food particles, lint, and outside contaminants. Over time, the portion of these contaminants which doesn’t get caught up in the filters tends to accrete to the condensation, creating an environment rich in nutrients on which molds and fungi can flourish.
Having your ductwork cleaned is a little more involved than just running a towel and a duster over the parts you can reach. A thorough cleaning requires a specialized machine that can reach all the nooks, crannies, and corners of your duct system and dislodge all that gunk and junk that accumulates in the system. It may sound like a lot of trouble and fuss, but you’ll breathe a lot easier, your home will stay cleaner and you won’t have to worry about potential fire hazards like lint building up in the system!
Question: What parts of the ductwork get cleaned? –Mike, Huntersville, NC
Answer: Done properly, your Carolina duct cleaning should take care of your entire duct system, plus the kitchen smoke hood, the dryer vents, and the bathroom exhaust and fan assembly, as well as the chimney if your home has one. It’s usually a good idea to change over the filters at the time the cleaning is done to help ensure your system is sparkling clean and free of debris. This usually takes around 2-4 hours with a two-person crew and specialized equipment, but we think you’ll agree the results are well worth the effort!
Question: Why should I invest in air duct cleaning? –Andrew, Statesville, NC
Answer: Dirty air ducts have been linked by federal and state experts and private researchers from Los Angeles to Birmingham to the Research Triangle with breathing conditions such as asthma, psychological issues like depression, anxiety, and irritability, and increased risk of illnesses like colds, flu, and other infectious diseases, especially in people who are immunocompromised, the elderly and young children. When you factor in the cost of lost work and school days, medications, doctors’ visits, time and money spent cleaning, and so on, air duct cleaning cost is a minimal expense that offers a huge benefit!
Question: Can I clean air ducts myself or do I need a furnace cleaning company near me? –Jackie, Statesville, NC
Answer: Unless you’re a licensed and certified HVAC technician with access to the appropriate equipment and detailed knowledge of your ductwork system, it is always better to have the experts called in. If you try to DIY your duct cleaning, you risk missing key areas; making the issue worse by pushing a lot of the accumulated debris up in inaccessible places within the system where it’s harder to dislodge; and even damaging your ductwork to the point where you need to bring in contractors to fix the issue. With Peace Heating and Air Conditioning’s same-day air duct cleaning, there’s no reason for you to try to do it yourself and a dozen very good reasons not to!
Question: Is it really necessary to hire professionals to come to do my air duct cleaning, or is that just a marketing tactic? –Stanley, Statesville, NC
Answer: We get this question a lot, and we understand why! Think of your HVAC system like a modern high-performance engine, say for a Viper RT10 or better yet, a Ferrari. You wouldn’t try to repair an engine like that by yourself, would you? Of course not! At best, you probably won’t be able to correct the issue properly. At worst, your sleek ride will become a very expensive lawn ornament. Just like you’d take a high-end sports car to a qualified mechanic, it’s better to let the professionals handle your ductwork so you have confidence the job is done right the first time!
Question: I’ve called a dozen companies and keep getting different answers to how often I should have the air ducts in my home and office cleaning. Can you help? –Stanley, Statesville, NC
Answer: Our usual rule of thumb is that you should have your ducts cleaned at least once a year, typically during your spring or autumn HVAC maintenance, because this is easier and less disruptive to your home or business. However, if you have home improvements done that involve general contractors, carpenters, decorators, interior designers, or concrete contractors, you might want to consider having it done at the end of the job. There are a number of ways particulates can infiltrate your system, from baking cookies to drywall repairs, basement waterproofing, installing new kitchen counters, and building or repairing decks. If you do a lot of baking and you’ve been doing work on your house, you’ll probably want to consider having it done twice in a year just to make sure the system stays clean, clear, and running at maximum efficiency.
Question: What will happen to my home heating systems and indoor air quality if I don’t clean my air ducts frequently? –Robert, Lake Norman, NC
Answer: Air is a fluid, in the sense that it flows from areas of high concentration to low, can be compressed, and assumes the shape of its container. If you don’t clean your air ducts regularly, particulates can build up, obstructing airflow. This will leave your system working harder to produce the same amount of breeze at the specified temperature, driving your energy bill up drastically and increasing the wear and tear on your HVAC system. This increases the chances your system will need premature maintenance, repair, or replacement, which could run anywhere from a couple of hundred to several thousand dollars to repair. In addition, the more particulates that build up in the system, the more likely it is you and your family, customers or clientele will start to experience illness, respiratory ailments, and allergies, which can cost you time and money you could better spend on other things.
Question: Do I need Statesville duct cleaning if I just installed a new HVAC unit? – Statesville, NC
Answer: Believe it or not, yes, you probably do! Sawdust, drywall dust, and other contaminants such as tiny fragments of metal and plastic can accumulate near the unit. Over time, these particles can disperse through the system and throughout your home. And no one likes breathing metal or plastic flakes!
Question: Why would I need to worry about clean air ducts if my home was just built? –Olive, Statesville, NC
Answer: If your system was hermetically sealed and wrapped in plastic until the rest of the construction was done and the cleanup complete, then you don’t need to. But—this is extraordinarily unlikely. Construction dust is one of the biggest enemies of a properly functioning HVAC system, and if it’s not taken care of promptly, it could sharply reduce the performance and lifespan of your heating and cooling. Especially if your house was just built, you should consider cleaning the ductwork one more facet of getting your home ready to welcome your family!
Question: How long does an average ductwork cleaning session take? –Amanda, Statesville, NC
Answer: Typically, a two-person crew can get your ductwork cleaning project done the same day, within 2-4 hours from arrival. Some customers’ homes will take longer, such as those with multiple levels or unusually complex systems. However, Peace Heating and Air Conditioning recently invested in a Rotobrush® duct cleaning system which will help us deliver a faster turnaround and a more thorough clean than ever before. If you’d like, we’d be happy to come by and give you a free estimate before we start work so you, and we can get an idea of how long you should expect the cleaning to take. We’ll also go over any special precautions or preliminary measures you may want to take before we get started to make sure you have all the information you need. Once you give us the nod, we’ll get to work!
Question: How will cleaning the air ducts in my office lower my energy bill? –Jakob, Statesville, NC
Answer: When your system doesn’t have to cope with abnormal obstructions or unusual amounts of particulates that can obstruct airflow, it forces the motor at the heart of your HVAC unit to work harder to push air throughout your home or office. The harder your unit has to work, the more energy it consumes. If you’ve noticed a sudden spike in your energy bills which can’t otherwise be accounted for, there’s a good chance your HVAC system is responsible. Having your ducts cleaned helps eliminate the particles and other buildup such as grease, oil, food, and dust which jack up your power bill and erode your HVAC efficiency.
Question: My vacuum cleaner isn’t working as well as it used to for carpet cleaning. Could my air duct system be to blame? –Gertie, Statesville, NC
Answer: Unusual dust buildup in your home can be and often is an early warning sign that your air ducts are due for a cleaning. There’s a quick way to check and make sure though. Take a clean paper towel and wipe the vents and registers in your home while the air is running. If they come away unusually dirty, you definitely need your ductwork cleaned. Contact Peace Heating and Air Conditioning right away to help you get your air quality back to normal and your home back to the clean, safe, welcoming environment a home should be!
For air duct cleaning and all your other HVAC needs, call (704) 746-9723 or click here to contact Peace Heating and Air Conditioning, where peace of mind meets heating and air conditioning!
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