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Last updated on January 20th, 2021 at 12:25 pm


The human lung is a fascinating organ. It breathes in oxygen and breathes out carbon dioxide. If the lungs are in prime condition, the respiratory system remains fully functional. But polluted air full of pollen dust, pet dander, dust, dust mites and more can agitate allergies and have a direct impact on the performance of your lungs.

Steps to Air Duct Cleaning for an Allergen-Free Home

Along with having your air ducts periodically cleaned, you should attempt to eliminate excess moisture in your home to help prevent mold. You can do this easily by checking the humidity levels in your house, making sure they’re in the ideal range suitable for your area.

Apart from helping with multiple types of respiration-related allergies, duct cleaning is important for your health in general. Dirt, dust and other assorted debris can accumulate in ducts, causing harmful pollution to enter your lungs. You can imagine how this may affect you.

After all, even the healthiest of lungs can end up damaged if they are subjected to contaminated air for extended periods of time.

Get a Complete Air Duct Cleaning

Calling an air duct cleaning is actually not describing the entire picture of what takes place when DuctVac Northwest does a cleaning.

When we do the air duct cleaning, we make sure that the entire HVAC system is cleaned. The reason we do that is because the failure to clean all components of the system can result in re-contamination of the entire system, thus minimizing the benefits of the air duct cleaning.

It is the same concept as cleaning only half of your bathroom floor. The dirty half would eventually make its way to the clean side and it would make cleaning only half of the floor completely pointless.

So you would not want to clean only part of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, but the entire thing. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends cleaning the entire HVAC system, including the following components:

  • Air ducts
  • Coils
  • Drain pan
  • Registers
  • Grills
  • Air plenum
  • Blower motor and assembly
  • Heat exchanger
  • Air Filter
  • Air Cleaner

As a member of NADCA, we clean all of the components listed because we want our customers to experience the benefits of a complete and thorough cleaning.

Save Energy and Money with Regularly Scheduled HVAC Maintenance

Dirty air ducts can also affect your wallet. All the grime and muck clogging your ducts blocks air from getting through, meaning your heating and air conditioning won’t work as well. You may end up opting for higher settings in your climate control system, which leads to increased energy bills and a larger ecological footprint overall.

As you can see, it is very important to do air duct cleaning regularly to avoid problems. The longer you wait, the dirtier the air ducts will get, raising the risk to you and your family. Need help? Call us at  (425) 215-0683 or (425) 399-7114 or schedule a consultation.