Find real answers to your heating and cooling system questions in this FAQ page
Is HVAC duct cleaning necessary?
It certainly is. Air duct cleaning is needed to remove dust, dirt, molds and vermin that infest the air ducts. These undesirable infestations in the air ducts contribute to worsening health problems including asthma and allergies. Professional cleaners at Air Duct Cleaning Alameda recommend regular duct cleaning to prevent health problems and to maintain the efficient operation of HVAC units. Dirt and vermin in the HVAC ducts also tend to diminish efficiency.
Can I seal leaking air ducts by covering them with duct insulation?
Air duct insulation is not intended for sealing air duct leaks. They are used to maintain the temperature of the air flowing through the air ducts. Applying insulation may unwittingly cover leaks but that's going to be a rare coincidence. To seal leaks, duct sealing mastic is the recommended solution. Mastic is a pasty adhesive cement that effectively seals leaks up. It is comparable to the sealants used for roofs.
Why are some rooms not ventilated well?
If some rooms do not have the same temperatures as others, you should check the air ducts leading to these rooms. There might be cracks and, thus, air loss. In this case, our professionals suggest air duct seal repair. In a different case, the ventilating system must be checked. It might only be a matter of ventilation cleaning.
What type of equipment is best for cleaning air ducts?
Both truck/trailer and portable equipment can work fine but to be sure, conduct a visual inspection afterwards.