You work hard to keep your home clean and healthy for your family, but harmful contaminants lurk in places you can’t see. Duct cleaning is beneficial to your home and health because over time, allergens such as dust, pollen, pet dander, and mold collect and build up inside your air duct system. The build-up of these contaminants can cause your duct system to become a breeding ground for bacteria, fungus, mildew and other microbes. Once this happens, every time your HVAC system runs it pollutes your indoor air.
Don’t compromise your indoor air quality with a dirty duct system. BGE HOME’s duct cleaning service removes contaminants from your HVAC system and eliminates air duct pollutants. It also helps restore heating and air conditioning system capacity, which decreases your systems run time and increases its efficiency.
How It Works: Duct Cleaning
Source removal duct cleaning is the cornerstone of any indoor air quality remediation program. Our duct cleaning system utilizes the HEPA-AIRE method, which is the most advanced source-removal system available. Professionals recognize this as the most significant breakthrough in duct cleaning technology over the past 30 years.
The key components of this system are the patented HEPA-AIRE portable power vacuum and the AIR-SWEEP® compressor. This system enables our technicians to reach and thoroughly clean your entire duct system with minimal noise and disruption. The vacuum is connected to your duct work near your furnace. The technician then goes through your home and blows high-pressure air through your vent system starting from the furthest point and working towards the furnace. The final step is to blow air through the main ducts in your basement pushing debris towards the vacuum location.
Benefits of Duct Cleaning
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average home collects 40 pounds of dust a year. The EPA has also listed poor indoor air quality as a threat to human health.
The accumulation of dust and other contaminants in your ducts and vents can manifest in a number of ways:
- The need to dust more frequently
- Unusual odors when your HVAC system is on
- Visible dust buildup in your vents
- Your family members begin to suffer from allergies or respiratory issues
You should consider BGE HOME’s duct cleaning service if:
- Someone in your home is suffering from allergies, headaches, nasal congestion, asthma, or other respiratory problems
- There is a smoker in the house
- You have pets
- If you notice musty or stale odors when the furnace or air conditioner runs
- A lack of airflow coming from your vents
Cleaning your ducts helps alleviate these problems and allows your heating and cooling system to run more efficiently. Cleaning your air ducts also increases your HVAC system’s lifespan!
You should clean your ducts at least once every five years or as necessary. Once you have had your ducts professionally cleaned, it’s a good idea to consider an whole house electronic air cleaner to help maintain optimum indoor air quality.
Efficiency & Savings: Duct Cleaning
As dust, dander and other airborne contaminants accumulate within your air duct system, the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system may be reduced. The contaminants trapped within the duct system will circulate continuously throughout your home, and begin to impede air flow. Reduced air flow restricts your heating and cooling system from operating efficiently.
A clogged air duct system causes your heating and air conditioning system to work harder and use more energy to heat and cool your home. Air duct cleaning from BGE HOME can help improve the quality of air inside your home, while increasing the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning equipment.
Choose BGE HOME for your Air Duct Cleaning Needs
To schedule your duct cleaning, call us at 888-243-4663 or schedule service online. We service the Maryland area, including Baltimore, Middle River, Rockville, and Frederick.