You want to keep your home clean and might have heard that an air duct cleaning can help. Perhaps some of your friends or family in Colorado Springs have cleaned their air ducts and you've been keeping air duct cleaning services in the back of your mind for yourself.
Do you really need air duct cleaning service for your southern Colorado home? What sort of factors make air duct cleaning in Colorado Springs, CO necessary? In this article, we’ll explain why cleaning your air ducts is important for reducing indoor air pollution and improving indoor air quality, especially if you live in Colorado Springs or the surrounding region.
Air Duct Specialists is a reliable partner for a 5-star air duct cleaning experience in Colorado Springs and all surrounding cities. We hire the most experienced technicians and use only the highest-quality equipment to service your home with care. We guarantee all our work is bonded and insured, and we’re certified with the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA).
Why Is Colorado Springs so Dusty?
If you’ve lived in Colorado Springs, CO for any time at all, you've probably noticed it's pretty dry. Semi-arid Colorado gets very little precipitation compared to other places in the US, so it's prone to dust and fine particulate matter.
Additionally, wildfires blazing in California and elsewhere, along with daily activity from factories, vehicles, commercial and residential buildings, as well as fossil fuel burning power plants add to the levels of ozone and fine particular matter.
Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) are the pollutants small enough to be inhaled into the lungs. The PM2.5 concentration of Colorado Springs varies throughout the year, but at times reaches nearly three times (2.8 times) that of the World Health Organization's annual air quality guideline value.
Luckily, Colorado Springs has better air quality than Denver thanks to the Palmer Divide which blocks much of that pollution coming from the North, but at an air quality index (AQI) of 88.3, The City of Sunshine has a slightly lower air quality than the national average of 89.2.
Since your home isn’t airtight, those pollutants get inside, then into your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The HVAC system recirculates dirty, contaminated air throughout your air ducts, out of your air vents, and into your home up to five to seven times a day, where you continuously breathe it in. Household dust also comes from common and unavoidable sources like animal dander, home renovations, dead skin, and debris from fireplaces.
Besides the added sneezes and allergy drowsiness, bad indoor air quality can be downright dangerous for people with respiratory or autoimmune conditions. Dust and pet dander can create the perfect environment for dust mites and other micro-organisms to grow. For people and pets with allergies or asthma, bad air quality isn’t just uncomfortable — it's also bad for your overall health.
The Colorado Springs, CO air might be dusty, but your home and air ducts don't have to be.
Do I Need Air Duct Cleaning?
If any of the following scenarios is applicable to you, your home may suffer from indoor air pollution and you may need air duct cleaning.
Do you have pets?
Are there smokers in the house?
Does anyone in your immediate family suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory problems?
Does it feel like the dust accumulates on your furniture again right after you clean?
Do you experience headaches, nausea, burning sensations in the nose, throat, or eyes when inside the home?
Are there "dust trails" or discoloration coming from your air duct registers?
When you last changed your air filter, did you notice a lot of dust and debris?
Do you notice lingering odors that intensify when your HVAC goes on?
Have you recently moved to a new house whose previous owner might have said yes to the questions above?
Dirty air ducts in your Colorado Springs home or office can worsen allergies, asthma, and odors, and cost you money. A modern HVAC system and its furnace filters do a good job sifting out indoor air pollution, but an air duct cleaning service helps them perform at their best.
How Does Air Duct Cleaning Help?
When that Colorado Springs dust and debris build up in your heating and cooling system, it’ll lower your system’s efficiency and make it past your furnace filter. Maintaining your system by having your air ducts professionally cleaned will make you feel healthier, your home or business feel fresher, and your heater and air conditioner more efficient- saving you money.
Regular home cleaning and upkeep can help keep some dust at bay, but a dirty air duct system and an inefficient HVAC system are bigger culprits. That's where an air duct cleaning service comes in.
Our team at Air Duct Specialists takes pride in providing a thorough service for Colorado Springs communities to help your family breathe easier, and we can get you a free estimate at a fair price in only 1-2 minutes over the phone. Whether you live in Colorado Springs or the surrounding area, you'll be amazed at our response time!
How Are Air Ducts Cleaned?
Air duct cleaners use a HEPA-filtered vacuum to create negative air pressure in your air ducts, and then loosen the dirt and debris with a rotary brush/air whip. The combination of the vacuum and the brush will turn your air ducts clean, while sending the loosened dust and dirt particles to a containment unit to protect your home's indoor air quality. Read more about all the steps involved in residential air duct cleaning.
After our technicians are finished and have checked your HVAC system for working order, they’ll provide you with a before and after video — it’s satisfying to watch the transformation from clogged and dirty to sparkling clean.
Colorado Springs air duct cleaners are an integral part of keeping your home healthy. Air Duct Specialists offers great customer service and the most thorough cleaning with the most experienced technicians in Colorado Springs to help improve your air quality and keep your appliances running at maximum efficiency. We’re NADCA-certified, which means our technicians, services, and equipment are held to a higher standard of cleanliness and professional ethics.
Cleaning Your Dryer Vents
Similar to your air duct system, your dryer vents can get clogged with accumulated lint and dust from regular use. So dryer vent cleaning services are usually offered alongside air duct cleaning. Your duct system isn’t the only thing that benefits from better efficiency — you'll be amazed at what a difference dryer vent cleaning can make.
Not only does a dirty dryer vent make your dryer work harder to function, increasing your energy bill, but lint buildup combined with dryer heat is a dangerous recipe for dryer fires especially in a semi-arid climate like Colorado Springs, CO.
To make your whole house (or commercial business) run more efficiently, Air Duct Specialists offers dryer vent cleaning to accompany your air duct service. The price for this depends on the location of the dryer vent — on the sidewall or rooftop.
Once your air ducts are cleaned, you might also want to disinfect the surfaces of your air ducts and the rest of your home. The dirt and animal dander in your air ducts originates on the surfaces of your home. For true cleanliness, surface disinfection with safe chemicals is key. Bacteria accumulates on countertops, drains, and other frequently-used surfaces in your home through daily living, so you don’t want to leave these areas neglected.
A thorough surface disinfection will ensure that your air duct cleaning process is complete and has the intended effect. After your air duct cleaning (or when you just want a freshness boost), our team performs an interior disinfection.
We’ll spray hospital-grade and EPA-approved disinfectant on all the surfaces in your home or business, killing 99.99% of viruses, bacteria, odors, and pathogens. This way, your system will stay clean for much longer.
And don’t worry — our product is safe for you, your children, and your pets, and won’t negatively affect your home’s air quality.
Air Duct Cleaning - Colorado Springs
As one of the top air duct cleaning services for the past 20 years, Air Duct Specialists has years of experience in both residential and commercial air duct and dryer vent cleaning throughout Colorado Springs and the rest of our beautiful state. One thing that sets us apart from other air duct cleaning companies in Colorado Springs is that our expert technicians live in the communities they serve. We're proud to provide a cleaner living environment and better indoor air quality for our neighbors.
Our simple pricing model is based on square footage, and with our fast scheduling you don’t have to wait to get your air ducts cleaned.
Our expert technicians are always happy to answer your questions about air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, disinfection or other services, as well as scheduling. We’re here to walk you through the duct cleaning process. Call to get a quote with lightning fast response time, and experience how fresh your home can be with clean air ducts.