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Duct Tales: Are You Dwelling Among Clean Air Ducts?


Clean air ducts are an important factor when it comes to keeping a hygienic, healthy home. This makes us wonder—why are ducts commonly overlooked? Ductwork is often hidden behind ceilings and walls, which makes it difficult to diagnose dirty or faulty systems. A proper air filtration system keeps your family healthy and happy all year round. Find out how to tell if your ducts need cleaning, sealing, or testing.


To understand if you need to inspect for clean air ducts, it is helpful to know what causes ducts to become dirty in the first place. Clothing, shoe debris, dead skin, pet hair, and pollen are all contributing factors of dirty ducts. When was the last time you had your air ducts looked at? Air ducts should be cleaned at least every two years. Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning can send out HVAC specialists to assess the cleanliness and effectiveness of your ducts. Schedule an appointment online today.


In the thick of summer, your air conditioner condenser coils transfer and pump a considerable amount of air out of the house. Dirt buildup on coils interrupts air flow. Moreover, debris from nearby plants and shrubs can potentially clog the unit as well. Worst case, the air conditioner can overheat and as a result, the excessive buildup can lead to potential unit damage. Over time, the unit gets overworked and the lifespan of the air conditioner plummets. Schedule regular coil cleaning to ensure the life and longevity of your air conditioner are protected for years to come.


Lastly, if you have heating or air conditioning, chances are you have an intricate duct system that helps distribute hot or cool air throughout the house. Often times energy is lost due to cracks or leaks in the ductwork over time. Find out if your system needs a check-up in order to reduce electricity consumption and improve indoor air quality.

Schedule a Duct Performance Test to Maintain Clean Air Ducts

Are you experiencing higher utility bills this summer? Does it seem like certain rooms never cool down, no matter how long you run your air conditioner for? Sometimes the best way to determine a leak is to run a performance test. We find leaks commonly arise from holes that were originally created for plumbing and wiring that are not completely sealed. Contact us to schedule your next duct performance test to ensure healthy, clean air ducts are underway.


Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning is a premier HVAC contractor that has been serving the greater Puget Sound region for more than 60 years. We have the experienced and certified technicians needed to examine the wellbeing of your ducts. Better yet, enroll in one of our Guardian Maintenance programs to ensure regular HVAC maintenance is taken care of. Contact us online or call at 800-840-3346 to schedule your next appointment.

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