Duct Cleaning and It’s Benefits

There are numerous reasons to have the air ducts in your home cleaned. They include keeping a safe and healthy environment for the family and reducing expensive maintenance or replacement of heating/cooling systems. West Coast Power-Vac believes the health and safety of your loved ones is the most important factor. The benefits that an air duct cleaning can provide make it one of the most important routine home maintenance steps you do.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Dryer VentA clogged dryer vent is a potential fire hazard and can cause an increase in your energy biull due to restricted air flow which causes clothes to take longer to dry. A clean dryer vent is safe and helps dry your clothes in less time. In-turn saving you time and money. An annual cleaning is recommended.


Dirty FilterAir Duct Sanitizing is often used as a preventative measure to protect against and minimize microbial growth such as mold and bacteria in your air duct system. It is also very effective in eliminating odors from within the air duct system, giving your home or office a fresh smell. Air Duct Sanitizing can often be beneficial when people have allergies or are moving into a previously occupied home.

Key Benefits

Dryer VentingSavings – The US Environmental Protection Agency quotes that “Cleaning even 1/4 of an in of dust from cooling system coils can lower energy usage by as much as 20%.” This can lower your utility bill considerably.

Life Span of System – An estimated 9 out of 10 central heating and air conditioning systems fail or operate improperly due to lack of preventative or routine maintenance.

Allergies – If family members have allergies, air duct cleaning is needed to give a healthy living environment for the allergy sufferers. Air ducts cleaning and sanitation of the system can considerably decrease the level of allergens in a home.

A prepared rig, on the jobOdor Reduction – If you have a damp or musty smell in your home it is likely from dust or mildew that is growing in your air ducts. The most effective way to remove the smell would be to have a through air duct cleaning.

Air Quality – Most people should consider air duct cleaning an important factor in sustaining healthy indoor air. Dust mites, pollen, pet dander and toxins such as mold, mildew and rodent droppings can be found in air ducts. To prevent such pollutants from being circulated in your home, West Coast Power-Vac recommends a whole house duct cleaning every four years.

Customer Warning
The air duct industry is flooded with companies that do the bait and switch. So don’t be misled by those low cost, money mailer and Valpak advertisements by companies out there charging an unreasonably low fee for cleaning your air duct system. They always find some kind of problem that requires an “additional fee”.
Ask these two questions: What will it cost me to clean my air duct system if I choose not to do any additional work? Will you still do the job?