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Should I Clean My AC Ducts This Year?

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

opening-air-ductFor many areas in the country, the start of the summer season and the heat that it brings with it is still off in the distance. Here in Arizona, though, we’re already seeing temperatures reach into the nineties. You are no doubt already running your air conditioner at least semi-regularly. If so, we hope that you remember to have your system tuned up before throwing it back into regular use. Failure to do so can result in serious operational problems with your system, and the risk of potentially costly repair needs.

While you should have your system tuned up annually, you may also want to consider having your air ducts cleaned this summer. This is not a service that you’ll require every year, and it is not one that every homeowner is necessarily going to need. In certain situations, though, professional duct cleaning in Phoenix, AZ can prove to be beneficial. Consider the following information, and remember that you can count on our technicians for all of your indoor air quality service needs.

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Common Contributors to Poor Indoor Air Quality

Monday, February 13th, 2017

allergens-from-natureAs soon as you hear the word “comfort,” your mind probably jumps right to your air conditioning system. We live in one of the hottest areas of the country, after all, so your home cooling system definitely plays a vital role in keeping you comfortable throughout the much of the year. Secondly, you may think of your heater. It’s used far less, of course, but is still important. If you are only thinking of temperature control when it comes to your home comfort, however, you are making a major oversight.

The quality of the air in your home must also be taken into serious consideration. Unfortunately, it frequently is not in many homes. There are many reasons as to why your indoor air quality may suffer. Here are a few examples, as well as some suggestions for boosting your indoor air quality in Phoenix, AZ.

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Clean Air Ducts Are Ideal

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Nobody really enjoys cleaning his or her house, but it is something that we all, as civilized homeowners, accept as a part of life. The finished product is generally worth the aggravation of getting there, in most cases. While you may not be willing or able to pay a professional to come do your laundry and dusting, there is one particular cleaning project that you really must leave to the pros. This is your duct cleaning.

Keeping your air ducts clean can benefit you in a number of different ways. Just keep in mind that this is one cleaning task that you cannot handle on your own. Feather dusters, paper towels, and residential vacuum cleaners just aren’t the right tools for the job, and you don’t have the training necessary to clean your ducts even if you had the right ones in your possession. We recommend leaving your duct cleaning in Phoenix, AZ to the professionals on our staff.

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Why Hire a Professional to Clean My Ducts?

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Even if you are pretty good about keeping up with your household chores, there are certain things that are simply not suitable for the homeowner to complete on his or her own. Cleaning your air ducts is among these endeavors. Of course, you’ve probably never really thought about cleaning your ductwork out on your own. In truth, though, having your ductwork thoroughly cleaned can benefit you in a few different ways. If you haven’t had yours cleaned out, now may be the time to consider professional duct cleaning in Phoenix, AZ. Read the following information, and schedule your duct cleaning services with the pros at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning.

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Is Professional Duct Cleaning Really Necessary?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

When people first hear the suggestion of professional duct cleaning, their initial thought may be to wonder why they should care about the cleanliness of their ductwork’s interior surfaces. In truth, dirty ductwork can cause many different problems throughout any given home, and professional duct cleaning in Phoenix, AZ is really the only way in which to successfully combat the problem. With that in mind, we should note that not every home is going to require professional duct cleaning services. Should duct cleaning be necessary, though, it is imperative that a trained professional complete the job. To learn more about the duct cleaning process, or to schedule service with a professional technician that you can trust, look no further than the pros here at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning.

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How Duct Cleaning Helps Your HVAC System

Monday, October 20th, 2014

The ducts in your home serve an extremely important role in your HVAC system. Your furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner is responsible for producing the heating and cooling that you need, but without a functioning duct system in place it cannot properly distribute air to the home. One of the ways to keep your duct system in top shape is by scheduling regular duct cleaning.

The most notable benefit of professional duct cleaning is better air quality. The HVAC system uses the ducts to draw in air from a vent in your home and redistribute conditioned air throughout the house. Although an air filter helps to keep out some particles that may aggravate allergies and other respiratory issues, some particles may still pass through. These can cling to the ductwork, circulating through your home over and over again. But one of the added benefits is what it can do for your HVAC system. Professional duct cleaning can improve the state of your HVAC system and keep you from spending too much money later on.

  • Greater Efficiency: Duct cleaning can actually improve the efficiency of your unit. Although your HVAC system was efficient when you first purchased it, it has likely lost some efficiency over the years. Your unit must be in top shape in order to use as little energy as possible. And dirt in the ducts creates friction that may make it more difficult for air to travel to your home, inhibiting efficiency.
  • Fewer Repair Needs: When friction creates trouble for air distribution, it means your system will have to work harder to cool or heat your home. And if this is the case, parts may become worn down from all of the extra strain on the system, causing problems for major components such as the compressor or blower fan.
  • Detect Leaks: Finally, with duct cleaning, a technician may be able to tell you if there are leaks in your ductwork. Air leaks greatly reduce the efficiency of an HVAC system and may cause reduced performance. With duct cleaning, you may be able to schedule repairs before the problem worsens.

For thorough, quality duct cleaning with professional equipment in Scottsdale, call Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning today!

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Benefits of Professional Air Duct Cleaning

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

If you looked at the title of the post and thought, “Duct cleaning, huh? Haven’t thought about having my home’s ductwork cleaned,” then you definitely need to have your home’s ductwork cleaned.

Furthermore, as we emphasized in the title, you need professional duct cleaning. This isn’t a situation where you can pry the covers off of vents, push a vacuum hose down the duct, and hope for the best. The extent of the ventilation system and the heavy levels of different contaminations that can develop inside it (remember, air from everywhere in your house circulates through the ducts) require the work of trained cleaners.

But it’s easy to take care of duct cleaning in Mesa, AZ: call Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning and talk to our indoor air quality specialists. We’ll handle your duct cleaning, and you’ll receive these important benefits that only professional work can provide:

Improved indoor air quality

Your ducts will eventually become a reservoir for airborne contaminants that cycle through the ventilation system and begin to accumulate. The debris can include dust, dust mites, dander, hair, pollen, sawdust from remodeling and construction, lint, and carpet fibers. You don’t want all that blown out in your home’s air every time the air conditioner or heater turns on. These pollutants are especially dangerous for people with asthma or allergies. Duct cleaning will take away a major health threat in your home.

More efficient HVAC system

The level of clogging and clotting along the walls of a ventilation system can be astonishing—and it’s more than enough to put friction on the airflow from your air conditioner/heater. Only a thin layer of dust is enough to affect the passage of air, and this puts pressure on the HVAC system. After a cleaning, however, you can expect lower utility bills as the HVAC system “breathes” easier. The system will also experience fewer repair needs due to overworking and consequently last longer.

A cleaner home

The contaminants the ductwork circulates through a home won’t stay in the air all the time. They will settle along your furniture, carpet, wood floors, corners, etc. A home with clogged ducts will become a dust magnet, where you can clean every day and have the dust come right back again. Clean ducts mean a sparkling home—or at least one you won’t have to work as hard to keep sparkling.

A good professional cleaning job only takes a few hours, and you should have it done every two years (sometimes more often, depending on your home).

Call Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning to speak to our Mesa, AZ duct cleaning team and schedule your appointment for better health, home, and heating and cooling.

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This Is How Dirty Ducts Affect Your Home’s Heating

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Modern gas furnaces depend on a system of ducts to distribute hot air throughout your house. Over time, dust can build up inside those ducts. We live in a dusty part of the country, and over time that can create severe problems with your indoor air quality.  Even worse, dirty ducts can affect your furnace’s ability to heat the household, making it work harder to do its job.   If you need duct cleaning in Scottsdale, give Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning a call today.

In the first place, air flow through the ducts can be restricted if the build-up gets high enough. Reduced air flow means that the heated air isn’t circulated through your home as quickly as it could be, slowing the heating process and forcing your system to work harder to get to the temperatures you need it to be. That means higher monthly heating bills as well as increased wear and tear on the components.

Dirty air ducts can also lead to clogged air filters, which can cause your heating system to heat less effectively. Really dirty filters can restrict air flow so much your furnace will shut down to prevent overheating! If you have to change your furnace filters often because they keep getting clogged, its a good sign you need your ducts cleaned.

Furthermore, dust and dirt can lead to poor air quality. This can exacerbate allergies and increase irritation in the nose and throat, which you certainly don’t want to accompany a cozy temperature.

The good news is that you don’t have to live with the problem. Once you know how dirty ducts affect your home’s heating, you can take steps to correct it. Here in Scottsdale, duct cleaning services are provided by the professionals at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning. We’ll get the dust out of your duct system and set up a maintenance schedule to help keep your heating system free of dust going forward. Pick up the phone and give us a call today to make an appointment. You’ll be glad you did!

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Common Duct Contaminants to Look for

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Theoretically, your ducts should constitute part of a sealed system. Air moves from your central HVAC unit through the ducts into the rest of your house, exiting through the vents and warming or cooling your home in the process. In a perfect world, that wouldn’t be affected by anything else. Sadly, we don’t live in a perfect world. Leaks and contaminants spring up, reducing your system’s efficiency and lowering the quality of air in the process. You can address these problems with professional duct cleaning. Glendale, AZ has its share of qualified technicians who can perform such operations, but it helps if you know what common duct contaminants to look for, and how they might affect your ducts’ ability to function.

  • Dust. The bulk of duct contaminants is dust, which gathers as air moves through the ducts. Over time, it builds up: passing into your home whenever you turn on your HVAC unit and lowering the quality of your air in the process. Dust can come from any number of places, and might include pet dander, tracked-in dirt and dust from your HVAC unit in particular. In Arizona, the sand and dust of the desert are a constant presence, and will invariably find their way into your ducts by hook or by crook.
  • Pollen. We don’t have as much of a problem with pollen here in Arizona as other parts of the country do, but local gardens can still produce pollen, and similar allergens can be found in duct systems as well. Check the conditions in your local neighborhood if this is a concern, and note the kinds or plants or trees likely to product airborne allergens.
  • Insect droppings. Bugs often thrive in out-of-the-way places in your homes, which includes the duct work. Over time, droppings from roaches, dust mites and other pests can accumulate in your ducts, then move through your household when the air blows.

Regardless of the source of contaminant, the Glendale duct cleaning experts at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning can get rid of it with a solid cleaning. Glendale AZ falls under our service area, as does most of the greater Phoenix area. Once you know the common duct contaminants to look for, give us a call and let us get rid of them for you properly.

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3 Good Reasons to Call for Duct Cleaning

Friday, August 30th, 2013

The ducts in your home are like the circulatory system of your home’s air conditioning and heating systems. If your ducts are clogged with debris and contaminants it can have serious consequences for your home’s comfort and efficiency. Goettl Good Guys is proud to offer duct cleaning in Mesa, AZ and we wanted to share some of the benefits to getting your ducts regularly cleaned. Read on below and then give us a call if you have any questions or if you’re interested in scheduling duct cleaning services for your home today.

3 Reasons to Call for Duct Cleaning in Mesa, AZ

Check out a few of the reasons why you should consider calling for duct cleaning in Mesa, AZ.

  • Improved air quality – The average person spends about 90% of our time indoors which means that if you’re home’s air is full of pollutants it can cause some issues for your respiratory health. Your ductwork is one of the places where contaminants like dust, pollen, pet dander, insect droppings, cleaning fumes, smoke and gas fuel can gather. By cleaning them out on a regular basis you could remove them from circulation and improve the quality of air that you breathe in your home.
  • Increased efficiency – In some cases, the build-up of contaminants in your ducts can get so bad that it will restrict the flow of air through your system which will reduce its efficiency. By cleaning out those contaminants you could improve the efficiency of your system.
  • Protect Your AC equipment – If your home’s air is filled with contaminants those can start to accumulate throughout your air conditioning system and collect on important parts like the fan motor and evaporator coils. If those components get dirty it can have a negative effect on the operation of your equipment. Dirty coils can cause a reduction of efficiency and cooling and a dirty fan motor can cause it to break down and require repair.

If you’ve never had your ducts cleaned or if you suspect that your home suffers from poor indoor air quality call the experts at Goettl Good Guys for duct cleaning in Mesa, AZ.

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