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Air Duct Cleaning & Care Basics


High-quality windows, doors, and insulation make your home comfortable and energy-efficient, but they also can contribute to poor indoor air quality. No matter how clean your home is, it’s common for dust, mites, pollen, mold spores, and other air pollutants to build up within your ductwork and circulate throughout your home. Dirty air ducts put you and your family at risk of breathing in harmful indoor air pollutants. On top of their potential adverse health effects, dirty ducts can also pose serious fire hazards. Installing electronic air cleaners such as the Trane CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner and regular air duct cleaning performed by skilled HVAC technicians can help improve the air quality inside your home.

You should consider getting your ducts cleaned if:

  • You can see molding growing inside your ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system.
  • You find evidence that rodents or insects are using your ducts as a home (infestation)
  • Your ducts are clogged or have reduced airflow
  • You notice dust or debris coming out of your registers when you use your heating or cooling system
  • Your home is located next to a recent fire
  • Water has entered your ducts
  • Your home was close to a major fire
  • You have recently remodeled your home

If you’re moving into a new home, it’s also wise to get the ducts serviced–you never know what air contaminants or vermin could be lurking in your new heating and cooling system.

Air duct cleaning services

When choosing a duct cleaner for your home, it’s important to choose a full-service provider that uses high-end cleaning equipment. Watch out for air duct cleaning companies that offer extraordinarily low prices. Often, they don’t clean all of the ducts properly, or there will be extra fees. If ducts are improperly cleaned, they can become a health hazard. For example, inadequate vacuuming can release more dust, dirt, and other contaminants than if you had left the ducts alone.

A professional company offering air duct cleaning services will:

  • Loosen the caked-on dust and debris
  • Use a high-quality vacuum system
  • Remove debris

Air duct cleaning near me in Vancouver and Portland

Comfort 360, an HVAC and installation specialist serving the Portland and Vancouver Metro market since 1983, is committed to improving indoor air quality within the region’s homes. We use top of the line equipment like HyperVac Technologies Revolution Hybrid Duct Vacuum to clean ducts. Unlike other companies in the area that offer too-good-to-be-true prices and try to upsell while on the job, Comfort 360 offers complete duct cleaning without hidden fees or costs.

At Comfort 360, we’re known for installing the best and servicing the rest. If you think your home’s air ducts need cleaning, schedule an appointment with one of our trusted technicians. The state of your indoor air quality can’t wait!

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