Duct Cleaning

Your air ducts play a critical role in your HVAC system. They transfer conditioned air from your heating and cooling system to warm and cool your living areas to keep you and your family comfortable. Over time, though, ducts can become contaminated with all sorts of nasty and unwanted things, including excess dust, dirt, bugs and even mold that can negatively affect your home’s indoor air quality.

If it’s been several years since your air ducts were last cleaned or if this service has never been performed in your Central Indiana area home, contact the indoor air quality specialists at Star Heating & Cooling. Our technicians can clean your ducts and restore healthier air to your home. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

How Often Should Air Ducts Be Cleaned?

Generally speaking, air ducts should be cleaned about every 3 to 5 years, although several factors will determine the regularity with which the service should be performed including whether there are smokers in the home and if you have pets. It takes a while for contaminants to build up within your duct system.

It’s recommended to have the ducts cleaned whenever you move into a new home to eliminate any contaminants that were left behind by the previous homeowner.

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Signs Your Ducts Need to Be Cleaned

Duct cleaning can provide a number of benefits for your family and home, including eliminating odors, improving airflow, reducing allergens and other irritants, and creating healthier indoor air quality. If you notice any of the following signs, consider contacting an HVAC professional for duct cleaning service:

Musty Odors

If you smell musty odors in your home, you should contact an HVAC company as soon as possible, as it could be a sign that mold is growing in the ductwork. Mold can cause health issues, especially for those with allergies, asthma and other respiratory illnesses, and should be professionally removed.

Excess Dust

Is your home excessively dusty? Although all homes accumulate dust, if you notice dust coming out of your vents when your HVAC system starts a cycle, you should consider having duct cleaning performed.

Rodent or Insect Infestation

The thought of rodents and insects infiltrating your ductwork is extremely unpleasant. They need to be removed immediately to prevent health concerns, as well as damage to the ductwork.

Insufficient Airflow

Insufficient airflow could be a sign that your home’s ducts are dirty and clogged, which can prevent air from flowing freely through the HVAC system. This causes your heating and cooling system to work harder to reach the set temperature which can raise your energy bills.

An Increase in Cold and Allergy Symptoms

The presence of mold, dust and other contaminants in your indoor air quality can exacerbate cold and allergy symptoms. If you have family members with allergies, contact an HVAC company to inspect the condition of your ductwork.

How Does Duct Cleaning Work?

The first step in the duct cleaning process is thoroughly inspecting the ductwork to determine its condition and the extent of cleaning that is required. This can be determined by using a camera to inspect the ductwork to look at its condition and identify any problem areas.

During a duct cleaning appointment, your HVAC technician from Star will use specialized equipment to ensure the complete removal of debris, dirt and other contaminants from air ducts. One of the most effective methods is using negative pressure to dislodge dust and debris from the ducts, followed by using a high-pressure vacuum to suck up all of the debris.

This is then followed by a thorough cleaning using a specialized cleaning agent to ensure all contaminants are removed.

Contact Star Heating & Cooling for Duct Cleaning Services

If you don’t remember the last time your home’s air ducts were cleaned, contact the indoor air quality specialists at Star Heating & Cooling. We have more than 30 years of experience offering homeowners in Fishers, IN, Indianapolis and the surrounding areas with high-quality home services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for air duct cleaning or HVAC services.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Star Heating & Cooling has outstanding service and helped restore A/C to our home when we discovered the system stopped working properly. Jeff Rich was our technician and he came in, found the issue within the first 15 minutes, and provided some other great recommendations to assist with making our home more HVAC efficient. Will definitely utilize their Star’s service again for all of our HVAC needs!

– Jordan K.

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