Why Clean Your Air Ducts?

The ducts in your home are a hidden network of tubes traveling to almost every part of your home. Left unchecked, contaminants such as debris, dust mites, pet dander, and pollen will infiltrate the ductwork until the blowing air from your HVAC system carries them into your rooms.

Eventually, your ductwork will develop small tears and leaks that lead to energy loss. The average air duct system loses 25 to 40 percent of the heating or cooling energy created by your furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner, according to the US Department of Energy. That can add hundreds of dollars to your utility costs over time.

How Duct Cleaning Works

How Duct Cleaning Works
To start the process, our professionals will assess your ductwork and go over the work with you before we begin. We only use industry-approved vacuums, blowers, and other tools to clean the air ducts in your Kuna, ID home or business. Our team has the training and expertise to clean your air ducts with minimal disruption to the surrounding areas, no matter what type of ductwork you have in your home or business.

This is not a service you want to attempt on your own. Without any experience, you will likely kick up the dust in the ductwork and allow it to circulate throughout your rooms with ease.

How Often Should You Clean Your Ducts?

Schedule air duct cleaning every few years to keep your HVAC system operating at peak efficiency. Your heating and cooling equipment is a significant expense, so it just makes sense to maintain it.

There are some exceptions to have it done more often:

  • Rising utility bills that could indicate leaks in the system
  • Remodeling your home recently that may have created dust which settles into your system
  • Seeing evidence of mold or animal infestation in your air ducts, which requires a professional inspection by our team

Heating and cooling costs typically account for nearly half your utility bill. The quicker you address these issues, the more money you save over the long run.

Repairs and Maintenance

It is always easier to address an issue early with your HVAC equipment rather than allow it to grow and possibly cause problems with other areas. At Ultimate Heating & Air in Kuna, ID, we promise never to replace a part unless it is necessary or we can demonstrate significant cost savings. We understand that every home or business operates on a different timetable-you can count on us to work around your schedule. If you need us for an emergency on the weekends or holidays, we will be there.

Our company offers an assortment of maintenance plans tailored to fit your budget and needs. Scheduling tune-ups and inspections extend the service life of your HVAC system and allow you to get the most value from it. We do everything possible to ensure you get the best return on your investment.

Call Us for Your Duct Cleaning Needs

Our team at Ultimate Heating & Air is your trusted source to clean and repair the air ducts in your Boise, Idaho home or business. Call 208-321-8663 or request service online today to learn more about ductwork cleaning and other products to improve your indoor air quality.

A few signs you may have leaky ducts are if you have:

  • High utility bills in summer and winter
  • Difficult-to-heat-and-cool rooms
  • Stuffy rooms that never seem to feel comfortable
  • Attic, crawlspace, or garage ducts
  • Tangled or kinked flexible ducts in your system

What Can You Do About Leaky Ducts?

Run your system, and check all the ducts and joints you can access. You can seal these yourself with mastic or foil-backed tape. You should also seal around where the duct meets the wall. Duct tape is actually not recommended for ductwork, and any fabric-backed tape will deteriorate over time. If you have questions about appropriate tape call us at 208-321-8663 or talk to a representative at your local hardware store.

The following maintenance will require an HVAC professional:

Air Duct Insulation

We recommend insulating your ducts. This ensures that the air maintains the correct temperature as it travels to the living spaces in your home.

Air Duct Testing

You can have your ducts tested. One of our certified technicians will take a reading of the air pressure in your ducts and can analyze how much air you lose. From there we can make suggestions about how to improve efficiency.

Air Duct Cleaning

You should have your air ducts cleaned. Over time, dust, mites, bacteria, and other things get sucked into your vents and build up in your ductwork. Imagine all the years of dust in your house getting blown around into the air you breathe. The professionals at Ultimate Heating & Air in Kuna, ID will clean up your ductwork, removing obstructions that restrict your airflow and cleaning out any bacteria and dirt that pollute your indoor air.

You can also have an ultraviolet (UV) light installed in the ductwork. This uses UV radiation to sterilize air, destroying bacteria as well as mold and fungal spores. This serves to greatly improve your indoor air quality.

Air Duct Replacement

When your ductwork can no longer be repaired of its leaks, it's time for a replacement. Or if you are upgrading or retrofitting your HVAC system, you may need replacement ducts. They are such an important part of your heating and cooling system as well as your indoor air quality. Be sure you talk to our experts so you are ensured of a job well done.

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality, or IAQ, is very important to the health and well-being of you and your family.

To learn more about maintenance for your ducts, or if you have questions about your leaky ducts, call us in Kuna, ID today at 208-321-8663 or request service online.