HVAC Duct cleaning Pico Rivera ca

Duct cleaning? What is it? Do I need it?

While we all cherish the quality of air within our living spaces, many of us may not fully appreciate the myriad factors and components that contribute to achieving an optimal indoor experience, nor do we always consider the long-term consequences of maintaining or neglecting these elements. Often underestimated, air ducts, despite their essential role in centralized heating and cooling systems, tend to be undervalued. These ducts serve as the vital conduits for maintaining consistent hot and cold airflow throughout your home, all without the complexity of mechanical components. Regrettably, issues with indoor comfort are sometimes mistakenly attributed elsewhere. In actuality, air ducts perform a pivotal role in preventing conditioned air leaks and ensuring a comfortable environment. Unfortunately, the significance of these ducts is frequently overlooked by homeowners, resulting in the gradual accumulation of debris and dust over time. Generally, it’s prudent to schedule air duct cleaning every two to three years to guarantee your home enjoys optimal and uninterrupted airflow.

Now that we understand how crucial air ducts are for maintaining good indoor air quality, it’s evident that keeping them in top condition is essential. Neglecting your air ducts when you have a high-end AC unit would result in pushing low-quality air into your home, filled with dirt, dust, and debris. Our strong recommendation for duct cleaning services is rooted in the fact that, beyond natural contaminants, your vents may also contain odors, pet hair, smoke residues, and other chemicals. Apart from the immediate air quality benefits, well-maintained air ducts can significantly enhance the efficiency of your HVAC system, potentially saving you 20%-30% on annual energy costs. Given the electricity rates in Pico Rivera, CA, a single duct cleaning HVAC visit presents a remarkable opportunity for substantial savings.

How Does Duct Cleaning Work?

Duct cleaning in a residential home consists of multiple parts, most of which unfortunately require a professional. Mishandled duct work can cause bigger headaches down the line, but there are some elements that are a little easier to do for the DIY duct cleaner:

  1.  Detachment & cleaning of grill, re-attachment with caulking to prevent future air leaks.
  2.  Filter cleaning – detachment at the base of duct a full filter clean. 
  3. Removing the blower motor – We will need to remove this from its housing and clean this component later, in some cases the A-coil is harder to access because of this unit.
  4. A-Coil cleaning – Removing all the front plates/coverings, then cleaned with condenser coil cleaner.
  5. Rinsing the blower motor fan and wiping down the housing for the blower motor, so that future air traveling through has a clean pathway.

Furnace A Coil
Cleaning the fan motor

Myths of Duct Cleaning

Air ducts don’t really get dirty – This misconception is by far the most common one we’ve encountered among our clients. Often, people assume that maintaining the filter alone is sufficient to keep the ducts clean, but this belief is far from accurate. As we’ve previously mentioned, various factors, including debris, odors, pet hair, and more, contribute to substantial buildup within the ducts, leading to a dirty and compromised system.

Air ducts only get dirty with constant AC usage – Unfortunately, most central air systems force airflow through these ducts so even if AC is not used, it can still pick up the dirt and debris from the household. 

Duct cleaning is doable without a professional – Consider that most HVAC contractors have invested the tools, time, and experience to do the job swiftly & correctly. They have an understanding of exactly what needs to be done and have a trained eye to spot anything else that could be wrong. Managing your filter is probably the one part that you can definitely upkeep on your own, but beyond that and cleaning the grill, it would be best to have a professional complete the work.

Duct cleaning won’t prevent mold – As we have mentioned, chemical buildup among other things do occur within these ducts, and over time when combined with dirt and debris it can manifest into different problems with mold being one of them. This is why every two-three years we recommend you have a cleaning completed, to prevent any health issues that can arise from a situation like this.

Contact Your Local Duct Cleaning Hvac Pros

Omni Air HVAC is here to service all of your needs in Pico Rivera, CA with our thorough duct cleaning package. Our 5 level cleaning ensures healthy and stable air flow throughout your household for years before it is needed again. We pride ourselves on honest work and great pricing without any confusion of service or overbilling of hours with our flat rate pricing. Transparent and direct, we want to be the provider you and your loved ones can count on for a healthy, safe future.


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