Importance of Duct Cleaning

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There have been rumors that indoor air quality is going to be equivalent to the bottled water craze. Currently there is a water filtration company that shares figures on how many times the empty water bottles we consumed last year would circle the globe. While we don’t believe Indoor Air Quality will reach those epic numbers, we feel it’s important to educate the public on a subject not commonly discussed.

The Importance of Regular Duct Cleaning

It’s no secret that breathing clean air is good for you. Whether it’s free of cigarette smoke, smog, dust and skin particles or carbon monoxide, a breath of fresh mountain air is like milk, “it does a body good”. Take into account your weekly housekeeping duties; dusting, mopping, vacuuming, dishes, laundry and the list goes on. Now think about the things you can’t clean, your furnace and duct work which are the things that cycle air through your home.

Changing Air Filters Regularly

Filters are a wonderful invention, your furnace only has one or two filters based on the application. Those filters act as a “catcher’s mitt” for the things you don’t want to breathe. To name a few: pet dander, skin particles, dust and the mites that can accompany it. Filters work well when they are clean and changed regularly.

When a filter gets dirty it loses its ability to do its job. Air takes the path of least resistance so once the filter can no longer allow air to pass through; it finds another way around the filter. The next thing the air sees is the inside of your furnace, the blower and the duct work which begins to absorb all the dust and debris that passes the filter. You should have your air filter changed every 3-4 months. 

A proper duct cleaning will address your entire duct work system as well as the components in the furnace that move the air. A proper duct cleaning is not rushed and an earth friendly, scent free sanitizer should be applied after the cleaning. A machine that multi-tasks as a vacuum and a scrubbing brush produces excellent results.


Call (503) 694-3396 today or contact us online to schedule and appointment for duct cleaning if you haven’t had it done in the last 3-5 years. You can also schedule a furnace tune up where the experts at A-TEMP Heating, Cooling & Electrical will inspect your ducts and give recommendations.


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