Duct Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning in Baxter, IA

Although some homes today have ductless HVAC systems, this is a rare situation. The great majority of houses have a ventilation system to handle the circulation of air around the rooms and the distribution of heating and cooling. Dust, dirt, pet dander, lint, and other particles also circulate in the air, and much of it gets caught in the ducts. The build-up will eventually be large enough to create trouble for your home. When that happens, you’ll need to contact professionals for duct cleaning services.

Baxter Comfort Solutions recommends that you arrange for duct cleaning with our expert team every few years, or any time you start to notice a drop in HVAC efficiency. We have the tools and training necessary to clean your ventilation system so you can enjoy peak operation from the heating and cooling system. Get in touch with us for service in Baxter, IA or elsewhere in the “golden circle” between Ames, Des Moines, Newton, and Marshalltown.

Is Cleaning Air Ducts Useful?

Absolutely! Because ducts are hidden from sight, it’s easy to imagine that nothing can go wrong with them. But the gradual accumulation of dust, lint, and other debris along the duct walls can lead to many issues affecting comfort, health, and energy efficiency in your home. Professional duct cleaning helps prevent the following:

  • HVAC system inefficiency: Ducts are designed with smooth interior surfaces so airflow through them meets little resistance. Even a thin layer of dust will alter this. Over a few years, the congestion inside the ducts will make the blower of your HVAC system strain to overcome the resistance, resulting in a rise in your utility bills.
  • Air conditioner and heater damage: Dust and dirt in ductwork easily leads to dust and dirt inside the heater and AC. This can severely damage the system by causing motors to burn out and fans to jam. A layer of grime over the coils of an AC can lead to ice developing on the system.
  • Low indoor air quality: All the dust that collects in ductwork turns into a reservoir of air contaminants that get blown into the air you breathe each time the blower comes on. Removing this source of indoor air pollution makes for a healthier, more pleasant household.

You Need Professionals for Ductwork Cleaning

If you started to imagine that you could take care of duct cleaning yourself with the long hose of vacuum cleaner, we’ve got bad news and good news. The bad news is that you cannot clean your ducts with so simple a solution. The good news is that you have a much better, thorough solution only a phone call away: Baxter Comfort Solutions has the equipment and technicians to provide you with a complete duct cleaning. Our team seals off the entire ventilation system and then uses power vacuums to change the pressure inside the ducts; this agitates debris from the duct walls and makes it easier for us to collect it all. We also put special brushes on hoses to target specific areas to make sure you receive the most complete cleaning possible.

If you’ve never scheduled ductwork cleaning before, then your home is probably overdue for it! Contact us today to arrange for this service in Baxter, IA or the surrounding areas.

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Newton Duct Cleaning

Rely on Us for Quality Duct Cleaning in Newton

When it comes to being smart with HVAC, air duct cleaning is one of the best investments you can make. As time goes on, the walls of your AC or furnace system become covered in layers of dust and allergens. These not only lead to discomfort for people breathing the air but can also put an undue burden on your HVAC systems.

Fortunately, if you live in the Golden Circle between Ames, Des Moines, Newton, and Marshalltown, you have a duct cleaning expert in your backyard. Read on for more information about the services we provide and the benefits of taking a brush to your ventilation.

To schedule a duct cleaning appointment in Newton or Colfax, reach out to us at 641.328.8708.

Why Air Duct Cleaning is Important for Your Health

Indoor air quality is a big problem in the 21st century, both here and abroad. As homes become better sealed against the elements, the importance of having clean air inside your home increases. Without even knowing it, your air duct system could be contaminated with particulates that are harmful to you and your family.

Each time the HVAC system turns on, it can circulate dust, dust mites, animal dander, pollen, and bacteria throughout the air inside your home. Below are a few statistics that help drive home the IAQ crisis that people in Newton and other parts of the world face:

  • The EPA has ranked indoor air quality as one of the top five environmental risks to public health.
  • According to Total Health magazine, 1 out of 4 people who suffer from allergies, do so due to the fungi and bacteria in their air duct system.
  • Indoor air is 2-5 times dirtier than outdoor air.

The Benefits of Duct Cleaning in Newton

Are you unhappy with the air quality in your home? Are those seasonal allergies getting worse? In Newton, a lack of duct cleaning can turn your home into a dust and allergen magnet, making it a never-ending chore to keep your living space clean. But that's just one benefit of getting your ventilation system regularly scrubbed:

  • Less Dusting: After just a few hours of stagnancy, dust starts to settle in your ductwork. When you turn on your furnace or AC, however, it doesn’t stay put for long. Instead, it’s spat out into your living area and sticks to your floor, furniture, and other surfaces. When you get your ducts cleaned, that’s less likely to happen. So, that feather duster can stay in the closet and your home can pass the white glove test a little longer.
  • Relief for Allergy Sufferers: More than 50 million Americans have allergies. A good portion of them owe their suffering to the mold and fungi living in their ventilation systems. When you properly clean your ducts, these triggering substances are removed, which means less itchy eyes and fewer sneezing fits. BCS's duct cleaning services also gets rid of irritants that often cause coughing in otherwise healthy people.
  • Removal of Smells and Odors: Every house has a smell. Maybe yours is a mix of watercolor paint and fabric softener. In many homes, however, it’s not a pleasant scent. Pet odors, paint fumes, hints of mildew, and tobacco smoke can settle into your home and your ducts lingering for months on end. Professional duct cleaners can help remove these odors for good and leave you with a fresher, healthier home.

Ditch the dust and reclaim your time! In Newton, our duct cleaning services keep your home cleaner for longer. Say goodbye to the constant need for dusting and welcome a hassle-free living space. Give us a call at 641.328.8708 to schedule service. We look forward to showing you why we're rated so highly on Google.

Our Duct Cleaning Process

Before getting started, our technician will take a moment to introduce him or herself. They will then take a quick tour of your home. This will allow them to pinpoint the registers. Once that's done, he or she will get to work.

We scrub away the built-up dirt and debris with a rotary brush. An attached vacuum sucks up what is shed. To get to your air ducts, the tech removes each register to allow him or her to insert the vacuum hose. After cleaning each branch, the registers are reattached.

Getting access to your main air duct trunk lines can involve removing an end cap or making an 'access opening' which is repaired and sealed after the cleaning is done. If we find any issues with your ductwork, we will also make recommendations on repairing them.

Trust Us with Your Duct Cleaning in the the Golden Circle between Ames, Des Moines, Newton, and Marshalltown

Baxter Comfort Solutions's team of duct cleaners has been serving the Newton area since 1928. That means we know what we’re doing and aren’t just some fly-by-night company trying to make a quick buck off of your family. Further evidence of this can be found in our reviews on Google and other platforms. To schedule your duct cleaning, give us a call at 641.328.8708.

Air Duct Cleaning FAQs

How Long Will It Take for BCS to Clean My Ducts?

It typically takes between four and six hours to clean ducts from start to finish. This number is about the average we see for a home with around 15 registers. Depending on the number of technicians present and the state of your HVAC systems, this time can vary widely. If time is of concern, let our technician know when he or she arrives.

Follow your instincts. If a price seems 'too good to be true', it probably is. Duct cleaning is hard, time-consuming work and, as with anything in life, you get what you pay for. This kind of price is either a 'come-on' that gets them in the door where they will up-sell you or a sign that the job won't be done very well. It's always better to deal with a company that you know and that will stand by their work. With Baxter Comfort Solutions's Satisfaction Guarantee, we're not happy until you are!

Most experts recommend cleaning your ducts every three to five years. But there are a few reasons you might want to do so sooner. We suggest getting it done as soon as you move in to a new home. This allows you to start things off on the right foot. It's also a good idea to get it done after any major remodeling. Otherwise, the dust and debris will come back to haunt you for years to come. Pet owners and those with asthma will also want to stay closer to the 3-year mark.

Are you tired of fighting dust and scheduling multiple duct cleaning visits in a short time frame? Then, you'll want to take some steps. First, you'll want to regularly vacuum and sweep your space. You should also use microfiber dusters where possible. To keep dirt from aggregating, you'll also want to avoid closing and opening individual ducts. Indoor air purifiers and humidifiers can also make it easier to keep your HVAC system tide.