You must have heard of air duct cleaning services in Westminster. Maybe some of your friends or family in the Denver metro area have cleaned their air ducts and you're considering air duct cleaning for yourself. Do you really need to hire an air duct cleaning service for your Westminster home? What makes air duct cleaning in Westminster 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 Westminster, CO or the surrounding area.
You can always rely on Air Duct Specialists for a 5-star air duct cleaning experience in Westminster 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 Westminster So Dusty?
If you’ve lived in Westminster, CO for even ten minutes, you know how dry it can get here. Colorado is a semi-arid climate and halfway to being a desert, so that means dust. In Westminster especially, our famous mile-high elevation makes the air very thin and contributes to the lack of any humidity.
Westminster is also a suburb of Denver, a metropolitan city with all manner of residential, agricultural, and industrial activity that contributes to air pollutants such as particulate matter and ozone. Although air quality in Westminster is better due to its distance from the metro area, fine particulate matter and weed pollen still cause issues.
Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) are the pollutants small enough to be inhaled into the lungs and to sneak into your house through every crack and opening. The concentration of PM2.5 in Westminster varies throughout the year and even during the course of one day, but data shows that PM2.5 in Westminster does often border unsafe limits for sensitive groups as set by the World Health Organization's annual air quality guideline value.
Adams County, where Westminster is partially located, received an F from the American Lung Association for most recent years because it had too many high ozone days. Westminster air often has ozone pollution, which forms as a result of precursor pollutants interacting with each other under UV light from the sun. That's why ozone is more common in the summer and around cities such as Westminster with lots of emissions from vehicles and industry. Ironically, even some indoor air purifiers produce ozone.
Once inside, ozone decomposes and forms certain volatile organic compounds such as formaldehyde, which according to the EPA can irritate your eyes, nose, and throat, and even cause cancer in high concentrations.
Since your home isn’t airtight, that dust and particle pollution gets 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.
Do I Need Air Duct Cleaning?
If you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, 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 house suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory problems?
Do you regularly clean excessive dust accumulations from your household furniture?
Do you experience headaches, nausea, burning sensations in the nose, throat, or eyes when inside the home?
Do you have "dust trails" or discoloring coming out of your air duct registers?
Do you notice lingering odors that intensify when your HVAC goes on?
When you last changed your air filter, did you notice a lot of dust and debris?
Have you recently moved to a house whose previous owner might have said yes to the questions above?
If you live in Westminster, you probably love pets. According to Denverite, there are more dogs in the Denver Metro area than there are children! While pets bring enormous happiness and companionship to families, they also shed a lot of hair and dander, which then get trapped in your air ducts.
Dirty air ducts in your Westminster home or business 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 dust and debris build up in your heating and cooling system, eventually it’ll lower your system’s efficiency and make it past your furnace filter. Regularly 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.
Regular home cleaning and upkeep can help keep some dust at bay, but dirty air ducts 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 clean air ducts for for Colorado 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 Westminster 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 air ducts.
Air duct cleaners are an integral part of keeping your home healthy, and Air Duct Specialists offers the most thorough cleaning with the most experienced technicians in Colorado 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.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Similar to air ducts, your dryer vent can get clogged with accumulated lint and dust from regular use. So dryer vent cleaning is usually offered as a service 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 such as that of Westminster, 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 air ducts 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 - Westminster, CO
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 both in the Denver metro area and throughout Colorado. One thing that sets us apart from other air duct cleaning companies in Westminster 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 communities.
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.