Why You Should Clean Your Air Ducts This Spring

Spring cleaning is the perfect time to get into all the nooks and crannies that you normally neglect in your regular cleaning routine. While you’re wiping down window frames and polishing the good silverware, add air duct cleaning to your spring cleaning checklist. To ensure maximum cooling efficiency and protect the health of everyone in your home, the air conditioning system should receive a good tune-up at least once a year, and preferably twice, before each heavy-use season. As long as you’re getting your system serviced, you may as well have your ducts cleaned at the same time!

Before and After Duct Cleaning | Van's One Hour

Improves Efficiency

The same dust that accumulates on your floors and furnishings circulates through the rest of your home’s air ducts. If there’s an unsightly layer of dirt in your home, your air conditioning system likely looks even worse. Ductwork and vents that have a heavy build-up of dust and debris can begin to restrict the flow of air into your living spaces. This means your system will have to work significantly harder to both cool and heat the space, resulting in more energy used and higher electric bills.

Clean systems operate at maximum efficiency, providing the most cost-effective performance and giving you the best bang for your buck. In-between thorough duct cleanings, be sure to regularly change your home’s air filters. Most professionals recommend you switch out the filter every other month, but homes with pets or other allergy concerns might need more frequent cleaning.

Reduces Allergy Symptoms

Air ducts that are left uncleansed can quickly spread harmful contaminants, pollutants and allergens throughout your home. Residents with chronic allergies or other respiratory problems are particularly sensitive to airborne debris, which can worsen their conditions and cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms. Even if no one in your household suffers from a respiratory condition, the same air pollutants can damage healthy lungs and lead to future medical complications. A clean air duct system is healthier for the entire household.

Air contaminants can also be the source of unpleasant smells throughout your home. Cleaning agents, mold, tobacco and even paint fumes can linger if your air system isn’t at its best. By regularly cleaning your air ducts, you can avoid having to deal with lingering odors.

One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning Service in Wisconsin

Van’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is a residential heating and air conditioning service provider with the highest quality training, equipment and dedicated professionals. We proudly offer a variety of HVAC services, including duct cleaning and air conditioning repair. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.


My Furnace Isn’t Working!

My Furnace Isn’t Working!

Here’s a list of easy items to check to potentially save a service call

  1. Is there power to your thermostat? (See #4)
  2. Does your thermostat have new batteries (if present). If your thermostat’s batteries are expired this may cause the thermostat display to not work.
  3. Is the breaker to your furnace in the “On” position?
  4. Is the power switch to your furnace in the “On” position? The furnace in many cases will have an external power switch installed within a few feet of the furnace. In many cases this will also control power to the thermostat.
  5. Is your thermostat set to the correct setting (i.e. heat setting)? Each thermostat will have three settings, being “Off”, “Heat”, & “Cool”.

More Tips on Thermostat Use

  • If you are concerned about your Indoor Air Quality keeping your thermostat fan setting in the “On” position allows your furnace to constantly move air through out the home. This helps with forcing the air to pass through your filter or air cleaning system. By keeping your thermostat fan setting in the “On” mode you may experience cleaner air and can increase the usage of residual cooling and heating produced from each cycle.
  • Be aware if you do decide to keep your fan setting in the “On” position you will use more energy as a result. The good news for Variable speed and Modulating furnace owners is the financial impact should be minimal due to the electrical efficiency of these motors with properly designed ductwork.

If you are still having problems after going through these items call 866-573-8386 to set up a service call. Stay warm!


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