One of the most frequently asked questions Dapper Ducts receives regarding air duct cleaning is whether it can save you money. In a word, Yes. When your air ducts get clogged with debris, dirt, and dust over time, it gradually reduces the overall efficiency of your HVAC system in two ways.
First and foremost, dirty air ducts impede air flow and cause your system to work harder and longer to cool or heat your home. This results in higher charges on your monthly utility bills and costs you extra money.
Secondly, air duct cleaning plays a role in the overall maintenance of your HVAC system. Having your air ducts cleaned annually or bi-annually can reduce the amount of wear and tear on your HVAC system (due to the extra work it is doing daily from reason #1) and the number of costly repairs or other maintenance that need to be performed. Keeping your air ducts cleaned improves the lifespan of your system, which also saves you money. By not maintaining the integrity of your system, you could wind up spending hundreds of dollars on repairs that could have been prevented through proper air duct system maintenance. Not to mention the thousands of dollars you could wind up spending on installing a new system.
Having a National Air Duct Cleaner’s Association (NADCA) certified air duct cleaning specialist that serves the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area as well as Maryland and Northern Virginia is the money smart choice.
***Remember: Air duct cleaning will not save you money if you choose a coupon company. Using a coupon company will most likely end up costing you lots more money in the long run. Not only do they rip you off the day of service, they frequently cause damage that is quite costly to repair afterward. Always go with a reputable NADCA certified company.***
Many home owners overlook the importance of properly cleaned dryer vents and typically feel that this service isn’t essential. However, the care and maintenance of your dryer vent or dryer duct should not be neglected. Thought it is relatively easy for you to clean the lint trap, that is only the very beginning of the duct and the entire length should be cleaned. This is when you need to hire a professional dryer vent cleaning company, like Dapper Ducts.
There are a number of reasons why a dryer’s airflow can become restricted besides the build-up of lint. For instance, the warm air that is emitted from dryer vents attracts birds and other animals, especially during the colder months of winter. As a result, they will try to build their nests in the vent. If you cannot clean all of the nesting materials out of your dryer vents, you could be setting yourself up for a potential costly and dangerous situation.
The flexible duct that runs from the back of your dryer to the vent outside your home is another issue of concern. Wet lint collects in the bends of the duct and sticks to the walls. This lint can pile up in each bend reducing air flow.
Indoor air cleaning professionals that are trained in the proper cleaning of dryer vents can correct these situations. Dapper Ducts specializes in dryer vent cleaning and is equipped with powerful compressed air tools to perform the job, unlike most homeowners. If you require cleaning services for your chimney, air ducts or dryer vents anywhere in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia, please give us a call.
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