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Southwest Florida’s Air Ductwork Services HVAC Company
Commercial air ductwork services are essential for the health of your air conditioning system and the health of your home and business. Housing a variety of mold, bacteria, and allergens, a dirty air duct poses a significant problem! That’s why Chill Squad Air Conditioning proudly offers services for all your residential and commercial air duct needs. Our air ductwork services include:
You can trust us to help keep the air your family, employees, and customers breathe safe and healthy any time of the year. Offering superior customer service and quick response times, our EPA-certified technicians recognize that clean air is every bit as important as cool air!
Why Get Your Air Ducts Inspected?
Experts recommend a professional, licensed HVAC contractor perform your air ductwork services once a year, including inspections, to check for leaks. It isn’t easy to know everything about the complex exchange between supply and return ducts and the air movement through your HVAC system. Sometimes homeowners intend to tackle ductwork repair jobs themselves and may unintentionally create other issues in the process.
Did you know that a leak in your air duct system can result in your HVAC needing to work 50% harder? This shortens the life of your air conditioning system. In addition, leaky ductwork results in air escaping into unheated spaces, potentially contributing large amounts of money to your heating and cooling bills each year.
Not only will leaky ducts increase your energy bill, but they may also cause mold to grow. Mold in your HVAC can result in potential health problems for you and your family.
It isn’t easy to know what to look for when you decide to inspect your ducts. Luckily, when you work with Chill Squad, you’ll have experience on your side. We possess the knowledge and the expertise to spot potential problems before they occur. In addition, homeowners can only access a few areas of their ductwork for a visible inspection. That’s why it is crucial to call a professional for an air ductwork services appointment to confirm there are no problems you may miss!
How Many Times Should You Clean Your Air Ducts?
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends cleaning your air ducts as needed. In addition, we recommend having your air ducts inspected annually to determine if it is time to clean them.
The Top Signs Your Air Ducts Need A Clean
We recommend having your air ducts cleaned if the following applies:
- You see visible dirt, debris, or matted balls of dust.
- Excessive amounts of dust and debris are clogging your ducts and getting released into the home.
- There is visible mold growing in your ducts. Keep in mind that although a substance may look like mold, an expert can only truly make a positive determination of whether it is mold.
- The return air registers have thick, fuzzy coatings of dust buildup.
- Dirt and dust are clogging your air filter, cutting off airflow. When this happens, the air filter has already let extra dust settle and build up in the return ductwork.
- Take a peek at your air conditioning coil. You may need to remove a panel. If you notice dust coating the coil or clinging to the housing walls, chances are your air filter is not working correctly, and there is excessive dust in your system.
- There is an infestation of mice or other vermin.
- Examine the motor and blower fan for signs of dust – the more dust you see, the increasing likelihood that you need your ducts cleaned.
Benefits of Air Duct Sealing
1. Improves Your Comfort
Insulating and sealing your ducts can help your home maintain a more stable and consistent temperature. For example, it helps balance rooms that are always cold in the winter and sweltering hot in the summer.
During normal operation, gas appliances like water heaters, furnaces, and clothes dryers will release combustion gasses (like carbon monoxide) through ventilation systems. Leaky ductwork in your cooling and heating system can cause something called back-drafting. This is where the gasses go back into the living space instead of outside. When you seal leaks, you can minimize this risk.
3. Indoor Air Quality
Fumes from various household and garden chemicals, dust, and insulation particles can enter your duct system and cause people with allergies and asthma to suffer. Sealing your air ducts has the potential to greatly improve your home’s indoor air quality. This is because it will help reduce the risk of pollutants entering your ducts and circulating through your home.
4. Save Money
Leaky ducts can reduce your heating and cooling system efficiency by as much as 20%. Sealing and insulating ducts will increase your system’s efficiency, lower your utility bills, and pay for itself over time.
5. Decrease Humidity
Suppose you need to install new cooling and heating equipment. In that case, a well-designed and sealed duct system can enable you to downsize to a less costly and smaller heating and cooling system that will provide better dehumidification.
6. Better for the Environment
We usually obtain the energy used in our homes by burning fossil fuels at power plants. Unfortunately, these fossil fuels contribute to smog, climate change, and acid rain. So the less energy we utilize in our homes, the less air pollution we create. By sealing your ducts and reducing the energy needed to cool or heat your home comfortably, you will reduce the air pollution generated.
Chill Squad’s Air Duct Cleaning Services  Eventually, dust, pet dander, skin dander, allergens, and mold can build up in your Southwest Florida air conditioning ductwork. This is dangerous for your home and the safety of your loved ones. With proper care from a certified HVAC professional, duct cleaning benefits your HVAC equipment’s overall performance and you and your family’s health. However, it is not something you want to attempt to do alone. Improper duct cleaning may result in damage to your system. As advised by the National Air Duct Association, improper and aggressive cleaning of air ducts may damage fiberglass-lined metal ductwork, flex duct, and fiberglass duct board. Luckily, Chill Squad now has a much more efficient, innovative, and effective way of cleaning inside your air ducts. BrushBeast is the new way of cleaning ducts. The new technology allows us to clean the vent further and better remove any pollutants or dirt. The long, narrow, and flexible hose design helps maximize reach for removing dirt and debris. In addition, the brushes are soft to protect against any damage to the vents or fiberglass. The results from the new cleaning technology are incredible and continue to produce the best clean vent results. It frees the ducts of all contaminants and creates fresh and pure air. Our Chill Squad team is eager to assist in cleaning your air vents and creating a healthier airflow for your home air conditioning system. For this reason, always rely on an experienced and licensed professional. For professional air duct cleaning, Chill Squad has you covered! Combining our AC duct sanitization service with our cleaning service and your system will not only be more efficient, but you’ll be free of many lurking allergens, dust mites, and mold breeding grounds.
Why Clean Your Air Ducts?
There are many benefits of air duct cleaning. Let’s share a few of them!
1. Improves The Indoor Air Quality Of Your Home
The air moving through your ducts is the same air you and your family breathe. Sadly, indoor air often contains dust, pet dander, volatile chemicals, and carbon monoxide that get pulled into the HVAC unit. Eventually, these pollutants accumulate within the ductwork and reenter your living space. These contaminants trigger sneezing, coughs, bronchial congestion, and other respiratory illnesses. Cleaning your ductwork can help remove these particles and improve your air quality.
2. Boost Your HVAC’s Efficiency
Dust particles and other debris can impede airflow, causing an insufficient flow of conditioned air. This leads to cold and hot spots within your home. As a result, your HVAC will need to work harder to circulate the air and consume more energy resulting in a higher utility bill. Removing debris from the ductwork improves airflow!
4. Removes Odors
Tobacco smoke, cleaning agents, mildew, food, and paint fumes all contribute to a home’s smell. Stale odors can become trapped in the ductwork and keep flowing through your home. In addition, mold and bacteria can grow in the ducts creating a horrible smell. Finally, sometimes rodents or other vermin can make a home in your ductwork, leaving smelly feces behind. Your air will smell cleaner with clean ducts!
5. Prolongs The Life Of Your AC Unit
Dirty ducts cause your unit to run for a longer period of time to maintain comfortable indoor conditions. This strains your system and causes wear and tear, leading to frustrating breakdowns. By regularly cleaning your air ducts, you help reduce unnecessary strain on your unit and help it last longer.
6. Home Safety
Dirty ducts can cause fires. Over time the lint, dust bunnies, other debris, and dirt can accumulate in your ductwork. When heated, they can ignite and cause a fire, damaging your home.
7. Technicians can see other problems during duct cleaning.
When you hire a professional HVAC technician to clean your air ducts, the technician doesn’t just clean the ducts. They also inspect for other issues throughout your ductwork – leaks, gaps, rust, and lose connections. They can also insulate the ductwork when necessary to help improve your unit’s efficiency.
Sanitize VS Clean VS Disinfect
It is essential to sanitize, clean, and disinfect air ducts often. While all three are very similar, they have several slightly distinct differences, and each serves a unique purpose in maintaining your air ducts’ cleanliness.
- When we clean your air ducts, we completely remove dirt, mold, and growing bacteria.
- When we sanitize your air ducts, we remove bacteria and prevent the opportunity for more bacteria or mold to form again in the future.
- When disinfecting your air ducts, we effectively remove irritants that can rest inside the air ducts. Disinfection is beneficial for reducing viruses and helping promote cleaner, healthier air for people with underlying conditions. Through disinfection, we can reduce impurities in the air that trigger asthma and allergies.
We use special cleaners inside your ducts that kill almost all bacteria that can build up.
Our team can perform all three cleaning steps above on standard air ducts and ductless air systems. While we always recommend cleaning and disinfecting your air duct systems, sanitization is only sometimes necessary after a cleaning. Usually, people with health issues, pets that shed, or a foul odor (which can indicate mold or a leak) tend to opt for sanitation. Sanitization of your ducts should be effective for approximately six months. Unless someone in your household becomes ill with an airborne virus or you suspect mold or a leak in your home.
How Air Duct Cleaning Works
We use an aerosol spray to clean your ductwork. Spraying the cleaner through the entire system, we ensure every part of your system gets a thorough coating with the cleaner. We use medical-grade sanitation cleaners commonly found in hospitals and healthcare centers. While our cleaners are powerful and deadly to bacteria, viruses, mold, and allergens, they are also safe, fragrance-free, and low toxic, making them safe for home usage.
DIY Tips For Preventative Air Duct Maintenance
Please keep in mind that only an HVAC technician can provide a complete and thorough duct cleaning. Also, remember that you really only need to do this cleaning once a year. However, in the meantime, there are multiple things you can do to help keep your air ducts as clean as possible for the rest of the year! Here are a few tips:
1. Clean the grates on the registers
Remove the grate and clean it with a damp rag and warm water.
2. Clean the duct behind the register
Use a vacuum with a hose attachment to clean as deep into the duct as you can reach
3. Change the air filters every 2-3 months.
This is an easy and inexpensive task. Simply remove the grate covering the air filter, pull out the old dusty air filter, and replace it with a new one. Please note that if you have pets, you might want to replace the air filter more often, as pet hair will clog your filter faster.
4. Check any vents or registers that are set on the floor.
It is common for small objects to fall into these vents and registers, creating a blockage that impedes the efficiency of your system. Check to ensure nothing is blocking the vent, such as a piece of furniture or carpet.
Call Chill Squad For Your Air Ductwork Services!
Our experienced technicians at Chill Squad are fully trained and educated on cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting air ducts. It is essential for your health and safety to have a licensed, knowledgeable technician handle the cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfection process for your air ducts. If someone inexperienced tries to DIY this at home, it can result in skin irritation and acute-oral and acute-dermal issues. At Chill Squad, we can guarantee that each technician is well-skilled and prepared to offer top-quality work when we complete your home’s needed air ductwork services.
Let us help keep your air pure by removing all the particles you can’t see in your air ducts with our air ductwork services. We are ready to help keep you and your household healthy in a way only Chill Squad can. Call today!