Dry Effect is your air duct cleaning and ventilation mold remediation specialists in Cincinnati.
Have Breathing issues? Dust problems? Pet allergies? Dirty blower and coil? House fire? Flood? Recent home remodeling? There are countless reasons that your air ducts are recommended for cleaning. Let our technicians properly clean your air duct and ventilation system today.
Your air flow in your home or business is a continuous circle. Mold and growth and start in your air ducts, in an induct humidifier, or on the coil and blower. If mold is elsewhere in the structure of your home or business, the air system will circulate it, so it’s always recommended to get the ducts cleaned and treated to prevent recontamination and ensure to keep the health risk at bay. Let our Ventilation Mold Remediator ensure proper care while ridding your system of these harmful issues. Air duct cleaning is not a one time ordeal, it is important to address continually.
Did you know?!
Dirty dryer vents are the #1 cause of house fires. Ensure you and your family’s safety, as well as extend the lifespan of your dryer and make sure it’s properly functioning by regularly getting the dryer vent cleaned by our certified professionals.
- 15 years experience
- Guaranteed most affordable duct cleaning, done to NADCA standards. We offer a price match guarantee!
- Improve your indoor air quality and lower electric bills!
- Keep your blower and coil clean and functioning properly, extending the lifespan of your unit.
- Mold in your air ducts or furnace can be a serious health risk, and can spread to other parts of your home or business if not treated properly.
- We remediate mold in any type of duct system or from your unit’s components, making your air system safe from respiratory irritants and breathing hazards.
- We offer mold preventative measures.
- Clogged dryer vents are the #1 cause of house fires. Prevent the risk by having your dryer vent professionally cleaned.
- Dirty dryer vents can also restrict proper heating ventilation, causing shorter dryer lifespans as well as longer drying times.
The Importance of Sealing Your Duct System
High utility bills? Stuffy rooms? Dusty house? It could be your duct system. In houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. Your home’s duct system is a branching network of tubes in the walls, floors, and ceilings; it carries the air from your home’s furnace and central air conditioner to each room. Ducts are made of sheet metal, fiberglass, or other materials.
Ducts that leak heated air into unheated spaces can add hundreds of dollars a year to your heating and cooling bills, but you can reduce that loss by sealing and insulating your ducts. Insulating ducts in unconditioned spaces is usually very cost-effective. Contact us today to see how cost-effective it can actually be.
A duct system that is properly sealed and insulated can make your home more comfortable, energy efficient, and safe—all while helping to reduce your energy bills. However, in typical homes, about 20 to 30 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly installed ducts. The result is higher utility bills and difficulty keeping the house comfortable, no matter how the thermostat is set.
Why is Condensation on Ductwork a Problem?
Who cares? So water is condensing on your AC ducts. Why is this a problem?
When water condenses and drips into your attic or home, it can cause a some serious secondary problems: First, water dripping off of your ducts and onto your insulation can cause the insulation to compress, which decreases it’s R-value, or ability to insulate.
Second, when water condenses and drips off of your ductwork it can cause your ceiling to leak, which can rot drywall and cause your ceiling to collapse over time, not to mention it looks horrible. Finally and most importantly, condensation on ductwork can then drip off of your ducts and feed mold growth. Mold can be a health issue and needs a constant supply of water to thrive. We offer affordable options to address condensation issues on ductwork by insulating those exposed portions of ductwork. Contact us today to get a free quote!
What is an HVAC UV light?
Ultraviolet (UV) rays are popular for their disinfection properties. The ultraviolet light for air handlers is an accessory that is installed within your HVAC system’s coils to continuously produce these rays as air passes through it.
UV lights are effective, but they work in a specific range. They’ll kill organic growths, such as mold or bacteria, but they have no effect on dust, pet dander or other allergens. In most residential cases, an HVAC company will install the UV light near the coils to prevent mold or bacteria growth as air passes through. Since all of the air passes through the coils, this also kills growths in the air. UV lights are particularly effective in humid climates, where evaporator coils can easily get wet. The installation of ultraviolet lights for AC unit is cost-effective in that it improves airflow and energy efficiency of your HVAC system. Add this additional service to your duct cleaning today!
Is a lifetime filter actually worth it?
Imagine not having to buy a new one each month. Imagine simply washing your furnace filter monthly or even weekly if you wish. Your home will be cleaner and you’re going to have a lot better health. Plus this type of air filter is environmentally friendly, so you’re not adding to the garbage landfill.
Anyone who suffers from severe allergies or asthma will appreciate a clean furnace filter. Since these are washable you can clean them more frequently. It’s better than replacing them, you will be in full control of the chemicals that are used and you’ll have a permanent filter that works well for your needs.
Odor coming from the ducts?
Whether you’ve had a fire, smoke, flood or pet odor come through your ducts, Dry Effect utilities products that will seal in all contaminates. This simple step can have your ducts smelling fresh and clean once again!
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Frequently Asked Questions
I just moved and believe I may have mold due to my recent allergy symptoms. What may it be if it's not mold?
Fumes from household and garden chemicals, insulation particles, and dust can enter your duct system, aggravating asthma and allergy problems. Sealing ducts can help improve indoor air quality by reducing the risk of pollutants entering ducts and circulating through your home.
Is my heating and cooling system more efficient now that I had it sealed?
Leaky ducts can reduce heating and cooling system efficiency by as much as 20 percent. Sealing and insulating ducts increases efficiency, lowers your energy bills, and can often pay for itself in energy savings. Plus, if you’re planning to install new heating and cooling equipment, a well-designed and sealed duct system may allow you to downsize to a smaller, less costly heating and cooling system that will provide better dehumidification.
I heard I can reduce the amount of pollution I generate by sealing my ducts, is that true?
Energy used in our homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain, and climate change. Simply put, the less energy we use in our homes, the less air pollution we generate. By sealing your ducts and reducing the amount of energy necessary to comfortably heat or cool your home, you can reduce the amount of air pollution generated.
Can leaky ductwork cause "backdrafting"?
During normal operation, gas appliances such as water heaters, clothes dryers, and furnaces release combustion gases (like carbon monoxide) through their ventilation systems. Leaky ductwork in your heating and cooling system may cause “backdrafting,” where these gases are drawn back into the living space, rather than expelled to the outdoors. Sealing leaks can minimize this risk.
My cooling and heating ductwork condensates during certain times of the year. What can I do?
Wrap any ducts that go through unconditioned space (attics, basements/crawlspaces, or garages) with duct insulation to keep them from getting hot in the summer or cold in the winter.
How do you know that your home has poorly performing ducts?
1. You have high summer and winter utility bills; 2. You have rooms that are difficult to heat and cool; 3. You have stuffy rooms that never seem to feel comfortable; 4. Your ducts are located in an attic, crawlspace, or the garage; 5. You find tangled or kinked flexible ducts in your system.
My vents are painted with the walls. Can you still clean my ducts?
Yes, we can still clean the ducts, but please note as we will have to remove those vents to properly clean that area it may cause some visible damage that may need to be touched up after we complete our services.