Air ducts form the distribution network for your heating and cooling system. They spread throughout your house through your attic or crawlspace, moving productive air from the central unit to all of your rooms and walkways.
Over time, this important network can accumulate dust, hair, and other intrusive particles that can have an adverse effect on the quality of air in your home.
In the Portland Oregon area, where we spend a good amount of time indoors during the winter, duct cleaning may be needed to keep your HVAC system working at the peak of performance.
What Causes Your Ducts To Get Dirty?
In most cases, leaks, cracks or loose fittings are what allow dirt into your air ducts. When ducts get old, they start to break down, just like any other appliance in your home. If the opening occurs in a dirty part of the house, such as the attic or crawlspace, negative pressure from the air passing through the ducts can pull in dirt and other debris.
The root cause to these leaks can vary from home to home. Heat or cold may cause the metal of the ducts to expand or contract, which puts stress on the fittings and may result in a leak.
Improper installation of air ducts may be at fault, especially if the HVAC contractor who installed your system wasn’t properly certified.
Older homes may have an older duct system that is no longer up to code, creating long term issues that need fixing.
A thorough duct cleaning from a trained professional like CZ Heating is great solution to dirty air ducts. Our trained experts can travel to your home and pinpoint what causes your ducts to get dirty, then perform professional repairs to seal the leaks.
Contact us today to set up an appointment.