Most homes are equipped with heating and air conditioning systems that rely on ducted forced air distribution to circulate heated and cooled air throughout the house. When professionally designed, installed, and maintained, these air ducts are a very effective, reliable way in which to distribute the conditioned air to the different areas of your home.

    Because there is no way for you to see inside & maintain these air ducts, it is difficult to be sure of their condition. If dirt, dust, and other pollutants are allowed to build up within your ductwork system, it is possible for problems with your indoor air quality and the system itself to develop. Call Sheldon's Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing today to determine if you need professional duct cleaning.

    The duct cleaning experts at Sheldon's Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing offer quality indoor air quality services throughout the Inland Empire.

    What is Duct Cleaning and Why Would I Need It?

    Duct Cleaning requires an expert technician to come into your home, get inside your ducts with special tools, and clean them thoroughly and reliably. Typically, your technician will perform an air quality test in your home first to determine your needs. After cleaning your ducts, he or she may also install an air quality product from Carrier or AirScrubber. If in the process of cleaning your ducts, it is determined that your ducts leak, our technicians are also certified and ready to provide our Duct Sealing services.

    Do My Ducts Need Cleaning?

    If you have one of the following circumstances in your home, you are probably overdue for a duct cleaning:
    • There are unexplained odors in your home, especially coming from your air vents.
    • You’re picking up more dust than usual.
    • Your energy bill is starting to climb unexpectedly.
    • Your system isn’t maintaining your ideal temperature or airflow.
    • Residents in the home have asthma, allergies, or other breathing conditions.
      You have pets.
    • It has been three to five years since your last cleaning.
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    If any one of these factors is true for you, it is time to have your system inspected by a professional, have your air quality tested, and invite us to perform duct cleaning and/or duct sealing.

    Why do ducts get dirty?

    With years of use, even a well-maintenance system in a clean air environment can build up pollutants from the air. Everything from regular old dust (made from dead skin cells, pet dander, and textile fibers) to chemical irritants and airborne pollutants such as mildew and mold spores or even Carbon Monoxide can travel through your ducts and into your home.

    You can expect, then, that if you have a tear or leak in your air duct, even more contaminants can and will pass through your ducts and into your home, as well as the potential for water to leak into your ducts – inviting mold.

    Professional cleanings are the only way to reliably open your ductwork, remove contaminants or debris, and return your system to its full function. We use high-powered tools to clean and restore your ducts. If we find that your ducts are excessively polluted due to a leak or tear, we will also provide duct sealing services to prevent this in the future.

    Duct Cleaning Service Benefits

    There are many benefits that you can enjoy because of professional duct cleaning in our area. While not every home will require duct cleaning, those that do often include homes with poor indoor air quality. Forced air distribution systems are very effective, but if there is a lot of dirt and grime within them then your indoor air quality can suffer.

    A duct cleaning service can also help you to protect the condition of your HVAC equipment. If interior components of your system get dirty, it can hurt the performance and longevity of the system while also leaving you paying higher energy bills. This can also lead to wear and tear or damage, eventually. Keep your HVAC system running smoothly with the help of a duct cleaning specialist.

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    Duct cleaning can help you boost the indoor air quality in your home, allowing your family to breathe more safely and comfortably while enjoying better energy efficiency and performance from your HVAC system, less dust and grime in your home, and a better atmosphere for everyone.

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    Work with Sheldon's Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing’s

    Duct cleaning is not something you can do on your own. Schedule your duct cleaning service with a qualified indoor air quality technician. Contact Sheldon's Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing today to discuss your need for professional duct cleaning in Riverside and the surrounding areas.