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Air Duct Cleaning Services In St. Louis
Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks poor indoor air quality among the top 5 environmental risks in public health?
The pollution in your home may be worse than it is outside.
Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors,1 where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations. source: EPA.gov
Dirty and clogged ducts can store mold, fungus, bacteria, and microbes. If these nuisances are in your ducts, they’re also in the air you breathe. And that can endanger the health and well-being of you and your family. Even new homes can have contaminated ducts due to particles from drywall, dust, sawdust, and other materials present during construction.
Having served thousands of home and business owners since 1965, we understand how important clean air is to you and your family’s health. We have the experience, which is why we offer the best air duct cleaning services in and around St. Louis.
Why Have Your Air Duct Cleaned?
Depending on the season, your AC or heater pushes air through the ducts of your home or business. Over time, the dust and dirt particles that travel through your ducts get stuck and start to build up within those pathways.
AC duct cleaning services are an excellent way to improve your home's indoor air quality to help you and your family breathe better. Especially if you have allergies, asthma, or other respiratory illnesses, cleaning your air ducts can improve your day-to-day quality of life. Who doesn’t want to breathe healthy air?
And as a bonus, having clean ducts can also help you save on your energy bill. Clean ducts can help your AC and heating systems run more efficiently, using less energy and saving money!
But how do you know when to call for air duct cleaning services?
Signs You Need HVAC Duct Cleaning
Here are the top 10 signs it's time to schedule an air duct cleaning.
- You're experiencing respiratory problems
- Mold and mildew are present around the HVAC units
- Inconsistent airflow inside your home
- Dust on your vents, grills, and returns
- Higher than average energy costs
- Iced over indoor coils or outdoor condensers
- You notice your air filters are clogging
- Hearing unusual noises (rodents/insects) in the ducts
- Unpleasant odor coming from ducts
- Long periods between air filter changes
There may be other signs that may go unnoticed by untrained eyes. Keeping your ducts clean with regular maintenance is a wise decision.
Crystal Heating & Cooling has served the St. Louis area since 1965.
We have a fleet of 40+ rapid response trucks and a friendly and knowledgeable team to help you with all your heating and cooling needs.
Our Air Duct Cleaning Process
Rather than using a plain old rotary brush system, we utilize an air whip and reverse air sweep of all heat runs, return air lines, and main duct lines.
- We begin with a reverse air sweep to break loose any dirt and dust accumulated in the ducts helping prepare the ducts for the next step, the air whip
- The technician then inserts an air nozzle into the ductwork with an air whip system
- A compressor is turned on, forcing air out of the inserted nozzle, creating enough pressure to push out any dirt or dust inside your ductwork
- We then clean all supply and return air ducts, and the air handling side of the furnace (consisting of the blower, supply, and return plenums) is performed
- Following, we air wash the evaporator, which removes unpleasant smells, microscopic allergens, and harmful bacteria (all included in our service)
- Finally, sanitation of the furnace and main ducts is performed to ensure your family has high-quality and ultra-breathable indoor air.
Now that's extensive and thorough!
Cleaning Dryer Vents
Have you found that you have to run your dryer more than once to get your load of laundry dry? Clogged vents can increase dry times, increasing your energy bill.
Not to mention having to run multiple cycles is just plain annoying. Getting a vent cleaning could help dry your loads of laundry faster.
Clogged dryer vents are also a top source of house fires.
Approximately 2,900 home fires caused by clothes dryers are reported every year, resulting in around 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property damage. Getting a dryer vent cleaning regularly can help keep your home and family safe." source: U.S. Fire Administration
Adding our dryer duct cleaning to your overall air duct maintenance is ideal to ensure it gets taken care of consistently. Both air and vent cleaning costs vary, so call our office to get a quote today.
Dirty Dryer Vent
Clean Dryer Vent
Commercial Air Duct Cleaning
Think your office building and employees could benefit from air duct cleaning? You are right! Even among the most healthy employees, dust and pollutants that enter their nose and lungs trigger sneezing, coughing, and in some cases, sinus and bronchial congestion.
Especially with Covid-19 and other harmful viruses and bacteria, cleaning your office air ducts on a scheduled routine is more important now than ever. Give your employees a comfortable environment and peace of mind.
Help keep them healthy by improving the air they breathe. Request an estimate with Crystal Heating & Cooling today.
iWave Air Purifier
Once your ducts and dryer vents are clean, the best way to keep them clean is with the best air purifier. An IWave Air Purifier is a whole home air purification system.
The iWave produces ions that work to reduce the pathogens, allergens, smoke, particles, and odors in the air. The ions break down any passing pollutants and gasses into harmless compounds, helping keep the air in your home clean.
And unlike other smaller air purification systems, one IWave Purifier works to clean the air in your entire house! No need to move an air purifier from one room to the other. The IWave purification system is efficient and convenient and connects directly to your duct air conditioning system.
You and your family will breathe easier knowing you have an IWave Air Purifier working hard for you.
VIP Care Club
The best and most convenient thing you can do for your overall HVAC care, especially after an air duct cleaning, is to become a VIP Care Club member.
When you join our Care Club HVAC maintenance plan, you don’t have to worry about scheduling tune-ups, cleanings, or inspections. We handle it all for you, giving you peace of mind that your heating and cooling system is maintained year-round, keeping your home comfortable and safe.
Whether you reside in St. Louis or a surrounding city, regular air conditioner and furnace maintenance are keys to increasing the lifespan of the HVAC system, preventing breakdowns, and reducing your monthly energy bills.
Join Care Club, and you'll save on every HVAC tune-up appointment, get the lowest prices on new and replacement parts, and much more!
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We're a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer and a 5-time winner of the Carrier President’s Award. If you are in the St. Louis area, we're the right company for all your heating and air conditioning needs, including air duct and dryer vent cleaning services.