Frederick Air, Inc
3 King Avenue
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: (301) 663-0300
Business Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Evening and Weekends Available by Appointment
Need a Service Call or New System Installation?
We want to make it affordable and easy to have your HVAC equipment serviced or repaired. Should you need a new AC installation or a new heater, we'll work with you to stay within your budget.
Our knowledgeable staff is ready with the latest information about programs that you can take advantage of to save you money on new heating and cooling equipment for your home.
Call us today to discuss our flexible financing options. Keep your system running in tip-top condition and stay cool and comfortable all year long.
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24 Hour Service
Our friendly technicians are available 24 hours a day for your emergency service needs. Simply give Frederick Air, Inc a call, day or night, and let one of our technicians help you with your problem. We are always here to assist you.
Top 5 Health Benefits of Residential Duct Cleaning
Frederick Air | July 9, 2017
Most people spend up to 90% of their time indoors. Do you work in an office, store, or factory? Do you live in an apartment, small house, or mansion? In any indoor space, you breathe air that is drawn in through air vents and circulated through a ductwork system, much the same way that your lungs circulate the air in your body.
Whether you live in a city or urban areas, or a small town or on a farm, it's difficult to control airborne particles that come into your home. Airborne pollutants, emissions from vehicles, pesticides, chemicals, pollen and plant particles, pet dander and household dust make their way into your home and circulate throughout. Over time, these tiny often invisible particles can accumulate into a residue of deposits that will clog the arteries of your air duct system.
Clean air is important to your body's health and well-being. In your home, that means it is essential that your ductwork system works efficiently. Has your ductwork been cleaned in the past? Do you know when and by which company? Often that information is unavailable or outdated.
Here are some common signs that may tell you that your air ducts are not operating at optimal levels:
. Quicker and heavier dust build up on floors and surfaces between vacuuming
. A filmy deposit on the inside of your windows
. More severe allergic responses in yourself or family members
. A gradual spike in your energy bill
According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, the average six-room house can accumulate about 40 pounds of dust in a year, through ordinary day-to-day living. (Yuck.) Depending on the size of your home or where it is located, you may experience a higher accumulation of dust and contaminants in your home.
Most apartment buildings or condominium towers carry out an annual duct cleaning, as a preventative measure. This makes sense with a large number of people living in one building, multiple doors and windows and a more active influx and outflow of air through the ductwork system.
In a smaller building or a single-family dwelling, annual duct cleaning should not be necessary. There are exceptions - renovation work being done in your home; old appliances that put stress on the air ducts; severe weather that creates a strain on heating or air-conditioning systems; damage from a fire or other accident. In such cases, a thorough inspection and one-time cleaning would be advisable - worth the cost for peace of mind.
Five Benefits of Professional Duct Cleaning in Your Home
- Improved air quality: pollutants, chemicals, dust, plant particles, pet dander - anything that enters your home enters your lungs. Keeping air clean means keeping lungs healthy.
- Reducing impurities and irritants: mold, fungus, and bacteria can build up and a small problem can develop into a severe threat to your health.
- Improved energy efficiency: clean ductwork operates more effectively and more efficiently; long-term energy savings will offset the cost of duct cleaning.
- Protecting against future problems: you go to the doctor for medicine when you have a cold, and you go once a year for a full check-up to evaluate your overall health and deal with any issues; same goes for your ductwork.
- Better air circulation: The air ventilation and duct work system in your home is complex and is made up of many parts. Grills, vents, registers, diffusers, supply plenums, motor, or the fiberglass lining can become damaged or blocked. Keeping all parts clean makes for healthier air circulation in your home.
Remember, all duct cleaning services are not alike. Some companies will make sweeping claims or use scare tactics to inflate prices.
Don't wait for an emergency - when you air ducts back up, or some unseen part of your ventilation system breaks. Take the time right now to consider whether your home could benefit from an inspection and cleaning of its heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Make an informed decision to invest in duct cleaning now that will protect you your family from health problems later.
When you choose Frederick Air, you are selecting a professional company that employs specially trained HVAC technicians to perform the work in your home. If there are any problems with your ductwork or your home HVAC system, the craftsmen in your home are equipped to handle the situation. We are not simply cleaning personnel that have been trained how to use a duct cleaning machine. As always, our work is backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
If you have any questions or would like to setup a duct cleaning for your home, give us a call at 301-663-0300.