Everything You Need to Know About Duct Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning 101

Have you heard of air duct cleaning but you’re not sure if it’s right for you? Are you worried about potentially wasting your time and money on something that might not do you or your home any good? Here’s everything you need to know about air duct cleaning to decide if it is right for you. If you have any other questions, call us at Core24 Services today. We would be happy to answer them and help you decide what would be best.

What is Air Duct Cleaning?

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When we refer to your air ducts in this context, we are talking about all of the components of your HVAC system that air passes through. This includes your vents and ducts, as well as your cooling coils, drip pans, and more. 

When we clean them, we aim to remove any dust, allergens, debris, bacteria, fungus, and more that has collected in these areas. We do that through a combination of processes, which takes a little longer, but is more thorough than our competitors.

Why Is It Important To Have Ducts Cleaned Regularly?

Your air ducts are a key part of your HVAC system and the air quality inside your home or business. Your air ducts transport air throughout your property, keeping the area comfortable, but did you know air ducts attract dust and other contaminants? Even with an air filter, dust and other debris still enter your air ducts. Air duct cleaning is an essential part of your HVAC maintenance. Below, we will consider the reasons you should have your air ducts cleaned, and all dust removed.

HIGHER ENERGY BILLS

If dust and dirt restrict your HVAC systems heating and cooling, it will cause the system to overwork itself. It will not be able to heat or cool properly, meaning it will keep running, as it tries to keep the temperatures where you want them. This not only increases your energy bill, but it puts stress on your HVAC system, meaning it may need frequent repairs.

LONGER RUN TIMES MEANS MORE WEAR AND TEAR

With the airflow restricted from the dirt and dust your HVAC system kicks into overtime. All of this extra run time leads to damaged pumps, compressors, burners, hydro pumps, and motor bearings. All of these parts can be quite costly.

DUST AND OTHER ALLERGENS

Dirt and dust are not the only things that can become trapped in your air ducts. Pet dander, dead skin, pollen, spores, rodent fees, and even microorganisms from kitty litter can become trapped in your ducts. This leads to a very unhealthy air quality inside your home. If you are noticing your family having more allergy symptoms or becoming ill easier, it could be your air ducts need cleaning. Air duct cleaning may improve allergy symptoms.

When Should I Have My Ducts Cleaned?

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If you can look at any of the components to your HVAC system and see dust, debris, or something growing, then it’s definitely time to have your ducts cleaned. Be sure to let your cleaners know what you saw, so they can attack that issue in particular.

If you or someone in your home struggles with asthma, allergies, or another lung/breathing condition, it is a good idea to schedule yearly duct cleanings, especially if you live in a dry, dusty place. Even if you don’t see things that could make these conditions worse when you look at your ducts, there’s a good chance that cleaner air would help the sufferer breathe better.

If you don’t have either of these going on, you can still schedule a duct cleaning. After all, it makes sense that dust would build up in the system over time and removing it can make the system work more efficiently, saving you money. However, if there’s not a problem, this is really up to you. People will say you need to have them cleaned at various frequencies, but there’s no hard and fast rule about how often to have it done if there aren’t any problems.

How Do I Find a Duct Cleaner?

Most HVAC companies will also clean your ducts if you ask them to, or you can find a company that specializes in duct cleaning. We at Core24 Services are always happy to do it for you, and we have experts on staff who specialize in providing this service. 

Do you think that your home could benefit from an air duct cleaning? Or maybe you have more questions before you decide for sure. Give us a call and we will connect you with a duct cleaning expert who will answer your questions or get those ducts clean for you. When you callCore24 Services, you know you’re getting the highest quality air duct cleaning, so you can breathe easier today with clean air coming in through your vents.

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Duct Sealing

Duct Sealing

Are you uncomfortable in parts of your home but completely comfortable in others? Would you like to save money on heating and cooling but you’re not sure how?

If these describe you, then our new duct sealing service might be just the solution you’ve been looking for! Call today and one of our duct sealing professionals will be there fast to help you find solutions and implement them fast so you can get the most out of your heating and cooling systems again. 

What is Duct Sealing?

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If you have conventional heating and air conditioning, your system works by pumping air throughout your home via ducts. You can usually see your ducts in unfinished parts of your basement or possibly in your attic or your garage.

Over time, ducts can get small holes in them or separations between the pieces of metal that make them up. Your hot and cold air can escape out of these holes or cracks. When this happens, your heating and cooling systems have to work even harder to keep your home comfortable and they may fall behind.

Duct sealing fills in all of these tiny holes so that a much greater percentage of your hot and cold air makes it into your home, where you need it most.

How Does Duct Sealing Work?

We’ll come out and test your ducts first. Our duct sealing team will tell you how much air you’re losing via cracks or holes in your ducts. Then we’ll hook up the duct sealing system and pump its patented polymer into your system. It will bind with the edges of the holes, then bind with itself until the holes are filled.

When we’re done, we’ll check your system again and tell you how much more efficiently it is running. Many customers recoup their duct sealing costs in energy savings within a few months or a year!

Call us at Core24 Services today and ask about duct sealing! We’ll be there soon to assess your system and get it working at maximum efficiency ASAP. Make your appointment now!

Air Duct Cleaning & Dust Removal

Air Duct Cleaning & Dust Removal

Your air ducts are a key part of your HVAC system and the air quality inside your home or business. Your air ducts transport air throughout your property, keeping the area comfortable, but did you know air ducts attract dust and other contaminants? Even with an air filter, dust and other debris still enter your air ducts. Air duct cleaning is an essential part of your HVAC maintenance. Below, we will consider the reasons you should have your air ducts cleaned, and all dust removed.

Higher Energy Bills

If dust and dirt restrict your HVAC systems heating and cooling, it will cause the system to overwork itself. It will not be able to heat or cool properly, meaning it will keep running, as it tries to keep the temperatures where you want them. This not only increases your energy bill, but it puts stress on your HVAC system, meaning it may need frequent repairs.

Longer Run Times Means More Wear and Tear

With the airflow restricted from the dirt and dust your HVAC system kicks into overtime. All of this extra run time leads to damaged pumps, compressors, burners, hydro pumps, and motor bearings. All of these parts can be quite costly.

Dust and Other Allergens

Dirt and dust are not the only things that can become trapped in your air ducts. Pet dander, dead skin, pollen, spores, rodent fees, and even microorganisms from kitty litter can become trapped in your ducts. This leads to a very unhealthy air quality inside your home. If you are noticing your family having more allergy symptoms or becoming ill easier, it could be your air ducts need cleaning. Air duct cleaning may improve allergy symptoms.

As you can see, there are countless reasons to have your air ducts cleaned and all dust and other debris removed. Not only can it make you ill, but it can also become costly with higher energy bills and worn out HVAC parts. If you are wanting to have your air ducts cleaned, make sure you hire a certified professional such as Core24 Services for all your air duct cleaning needs.

Core24 Services: Air Duct Sealing

Core24 Services: Air Duct Sealing

Air Duct Sealing From The Inside

“In a typical house about 30 to 40 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts.”
Before and After Photo By Aeroseal

We Have Join Forces To Bring Air Duct Sealing To You

Core24 Services​ is partnered with the leaders leading the industry in sealing air duct systems. AeroSeal​ has provided tomorrow’s technology, today.
Attaching Flex Line Photo By Aeroseal

So How Does Sealing Your
Air Ducts Benefit You?

  1. A​ir Quality – Reduce dust and allergens; cleaner, healthier air
  2. P​erformance – Improve operating efficiency and prolong the life of equipment
  3. E​nergy Savings – Improve efficiency and airflow with up to 30% savings
  4. C​omfort – Eliminate hot/cold spots; create more even temperatures
Air Duct Sealing Aeroseal Setup

Inspecting The Ductwork Is Very Important For The Life Of Your Air Duct System

The ductwork that is separated at the joints, plenums with broken or rusted-out seams, improperly sealed access openings or doors, and other sources of air leakage can be a significant source of energy waste.

So How Is This Process Of
Air Duct Sealing Done?

Step: 1 Prepare Your System

PREPARE YOUR SYSTEM

​Plugging your registers with foam forces the air in your ductwork to escape through leaks. By forcing air to escape through leaks we able to pre-test your duct system and begin the duct sealing process.

PREPARE YOUR UNIT –

A small access hole is cut into the supply or return and a temporary collar is attached. The air conditioning indoor coil, fan, and furnace are temporarily blocked with a foam plug to prevent sealant particles from entering this part of your system.

Step:2 Prepare Your Unit

Step:3 Pretest Your Ductwork

PRE-TEST YOUR DUCTWORK –

​Once the system is properly prepped the AeroSeal machine is connected to the ductwork using lay-flat tubing. The Air Duct Diagnostic pretest will detect the exact amount of duct leakage in the duct system – the typical duct leakage detected in a home is between 30-40%.

SEAL YOUR DUCTWORK – ​

Small AeroSeal particles are injected and kept suspended in the airflow by continuous air movement. The AeroSeal particles begin collecting on the edges of holes and cracks in your ductwork and seal your leaky ductwork from the inside.

Step: 4 Seal Your Ductwork
Step: 5 Review Your Results

REVIEW YOUR RESULTS –

​A computer-generated analysis summarizes your home’s duct leakage reduction providing you with verification of the success of the AeroSeal application. Once the process is complete your trained Core24 Services / AeroSeal technician will provide you with a printed certificate summarizing results.

“Our non-toxic, water-based formula effectively seals all the holes in your air ducts and vents, making sure your air goes where you need it – not where you don’t.”

-AeroSeal

Knowledge Is Power: Air Duct Cleaning Scams

Knowledge Is Power: Air Duct Cleaning Scams

If it’s too good to be true, well, just get a NADCA members opinion

You may have received something in the mail or a call late in the evening promoting Air Duct Cleaning at prices next to nothing. While these advertisements are obviously false to some, they are becoming more popular because homeowners are still falling for these tempting schemes.

By flooding the market with these false claims at low air duct cleaning, they are unfortunately clouding real customers’ opinions with false claims when, in fact, there are professional companies interested in doing quality work for their customers. How can you spot the difference between an air duct cleaning scam and a real pro?

The first thing to look for is the price. If it seems absurdly low for the services offered, chances are it’s too good to be true. The typical price range for a professional air duct cleaning ranges from $400-$1000 so if the offer is much less than that, the scammer alarm should be going off at this point. Advertisements for less than $100 should definitely be avoided.

Be careful

Since you most likely don’t look into your air ducts regularly, it may be a while until you notice the poor work performed. Secondly, some scammers try to push other products or services such as carpet cleaning as a last ditch effort to get something from you, but do not be deceived. These services will be just as low quality as the air duct cleaning they intend on cutting corners on. While there are professional companies who offer multiple services, these companies tend to focus on long-range servicing rather than cleaning your air ducts and leaving town.

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Remember, if the company representative makes you feel rushed or not confident in your decision-making, they probably do not have your best interest in mind. Homeowners should not be discouraged from getting their air ducts cleaned, as it is a vital service and can save money in the long run. Do not get rushed into making a decision by door-to-door representatives or cold calls inquiring about the last time your air ducts were cleaned.

Be proactive and ask around. Reputable companies want a customer for life; they do not want to clean your ducts and disappear. Avoid these air duct cleaning scams by doing your homework and shopping around for the best quality HVAC companies. Compare the prices and reviews found online to make the decision that best fits your pocket book without sacrificing quality work. It is your home; do not take any service decision lightly.

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