How Often Should I Get My Air Ducts Cleaned?

One of the most common questions we hear at Better Air Northwest is how often should I get my air ducts cleaned? Of course, we could tell you the answer is once a month, just to pad our business. But that’s not really the case. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It really depends on your specific situation.

For residential air duct cleaning, typically once a year, or every two years is probably sufficient to keep your ducts functioning properly. However, if you have pets, live in a very dusty location, a or have people with allergies in the home, then getting your air ducts cleaned more often might be necessary. Living in a location with high humidity could also lead to dirty air ducts.

As for commercial or industrial ductwork, it might need cleaning every six months, depending on what kind of facility it is and what kind of work takes place there. For a manufacturing plant that produces a lot of airborne debris, dirt and dust can add up very fast, meaning more frequent cleanings are necessary.

So the best way to answer this question is to have your air ducts cleaned at least every two years. But if your home or work location is prone to any extraordinary situations that lead to worse conditions, then get your ducts cleaned more often.

No matter when you want your air ducts cleaned, Better Air Northwest will be there to get the job done right in the Portland, Beaverton, and Vancouver area. So give us a call at 503-208-8351 or 360-852-6212, or click here to make an appointment online.

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Air Duct Cleaning With Honesty and Integrity

At Better Air Northwest, our specialty is obviously cleaning air ducts and dryer vents. We are experienced, reliable and hard-working, and customer satisfaction is our top priority. That’s why we believe our people make the difference to our company. It’s our people that make us what we are. We also recognize that our customers want to hire a company they can trust.

When we come to your home, we know you are placing your trust in us to treat your home with respect and get the job done right. We don’t ever want to do anything to betray that trust. That’s why integrity is one of our top values at Better Air Northwest. It starts by only hiring people we trust because we know our customers will be able to trust them as well.

Better Air Northwest is also a family-owned company and we believe that helps us stand out from the competition. If you need your air ducts cleaned or your dryer vent cleaned in Portland, Vancouver, or Beaverton, then please contact Better Air Northwest Today and let us show you how much integrity, honesty and quality mean to us.

If you want to know more about our team of quality professionals and how we can serve you, then click here to contact us online. Or, give us a call at 503-208-8351 in Portland or at 360-852-6212 in Vancouver. We provide our best work for every job we do because our integrity is something you can trust and rely on.

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Why Is Your Energy Bill Going Up?

Has your energy bill been going up recently? Winter is over and your furnace is not pumping nearly as hard as it was during the last four or five months, so why is your energy bill going up instead of down? There are several reasons why your energy bill can jump up. Some causes are fairly obvious while others might be a total surprise.

All those fancy new appliances you have around the house are great. There’s no question that appliances today can do so much more than in the past. However, did you know those fancy, “connected” appliances are always drawing energy, even when you’re not using them? That is one common reason for an energy bill spike.

Along those same lines, some appliances use a ton of energy, like dishwashers, washers, and dryers. The more you use these items, the more energy you’re going to burn.

Another place you can lose energy is through your HVAC system. This is one of the most common energy killers when it’s not running efficiently. Dirty air ducts are one of the leading causes of a poor functioning HVAC system. Dirty air ducts prevent the air from being moved through your ductwork with ease, which forces your HVAC system to work harder.

That leads to higher energy use, leaving you with a higher energy bill. So, if you haven’t had your air ducts cleaned in a while, then now is the perfect time to contact Better Air Northwest in the Vancouver and Portland area. Just call us at 503-208-8351 in Portland and 360-852-6212 in Vancouver, or click here to contact us online.

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Find Professional Industrial Air Duct Cleaning

So have you cleaned your air ducts lately? Or, the better question is have you had your air ducts cleaned by a professional air duct cleaning company lately? If you’re looking for the right air duct cleaning company to service the air ducts in your industrial location, then you’ve come to the right place.

We know it can be hard to choose an air duct cleaning company, with so many shady companies trying to scam people. But there are some things you can do to protect yourself from scammers. Here are a few things you can ask for, from your air duct cleaning company.

Do you specialize in air duct cleaning?

Is your equipment a power-vac trunk?

Are the workers full-time employees of your company?

Do your workers protect my floors and furnishings? How?

Will my registers & return covers be cleaned?

Are ducts and main lines cleaned with a scrubbing tool?

Can I talk to the owner if I have a problem?

Will you provide proof of liability insurance?

All of these are important questions you should ask your industrial air duct cleaning company. Please feel free to ask these questions to us at Better Air Northwest. We provide all of these assurances and more.

Getting your air ducts cleaned is an important service that you shouldn’t ignore. So please contact Better Air Northwest today to get your ducts cleaned. Just call us at 503-208-8351 in Portland and 360-852-6212 in Vancouver, or click here to contact us online.

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Are Your Air Ducts Ready for Spring?

Spring is here, which means its time to start some chores around the house. Chores are not always fun but many of them are very important. Here in the Northwest, we still have several weeks of cold and wet weather, but before you can blink an eye it will be summer again and that means time to run your air conditioner.

Your AC unit is probably the last thing on your mind right now, but this is the perfect time to get it checked out before the AC service season gets really busy. It’s also a great time to get your entire HVAC system checked out, including your air ducts cleaned.

That means you should call our team at Better Air Northwest to get your ducts checked out. We’ll inspect them for leaks and cracks, and check for any blockages, as well as mold, mildew or other bacteria. We’ll clean them out and have them looking like new again, which means your HVAC system will be ready for summer. It will also finish off winter and spring on a high note.

Remember, most of the air you breathe while you’re at home comes passes through your air ducts. If those ducts are filthy – which they can get overtime with all kinds of yucky things – then you’re breathing those same things. Things like bacteria, mildew, dust, and dirt. So call Better Air Northwest today to get your air duct cleaning appointment scheduled. Call us at 503-208-8351 in Portland and 360-852-6212 in Vancouver, or click here to contact us online.

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Top Benefits of Getting Your Air Ducts Sealed

Winter is just about officially over and hopefully, you’re ready to start preparing for spring. Speaking of winter, how were your electricity bills this past cold season? Did you notice a spike in your bill, other than the normal winter increase? What about the temperatures in each room?

If it seemed like the rooms in your house were not heating equally, or perhaps not much at all, then you might have a problem in your air ducts. They might need to be cleaned to remove any possible blockages, or it could be that they need to be sealed.

Your air ducts are the lifeline for all the air in your home. If they are blocked or they have leaks then your house will not heat and cool properly. Summer is just around the corner, which means your air conditioning unit will soon be pressed into service. So now is a good time to get your air ducts checked for dirt, dust, and debris, as well as for leaks.

If you do have holes or cracks then you need to get your ductwork sealed. This will help keep the air in your home instead of escaping. This will save you money on your heating/cooling and energy bill. It will also prevent unwanted dust and critters from getting inside your ducts from the outside.

Getting your air ducts sealed is an important service that you shouldn’t overlook. Please contact Better Air Northwest to get your ducts inspected and sealed, and stop losing all that good air. Just call us at 503-208-8351 in Portland and 360-852-6212 in Vancouver, or click here to contact us online.

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Is There a Hidden Risk Sitting in Your Dryer Vent?

Every year, there are news stories describing the terrible damage and sometimes injuries or even death, caused by dryer vent fires. Despite these tragedies, many people still don’t heed the warnings and get their dryer vents cleaned regularly. The fact is March is a good time to get your dryer vent cleaned.

You’ve most likely been washing a lot of thick, heavy clothing or extra blankets, sweaters, and coats for the past few months of winter and fall. That means the lint buildup in your dryer is likely more than usual. So, if you don’t know the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned, then now is a good time to get it done.

Here are a few tips to help you prevent a dryer vent fire. Make sure your dryer and dryer vent are both installed professionally. Always use your lint screen when you run your dryer. Clean the lint screen before each dryer cycle. It’s best to use metal venting material in order to ensure proper airflow and drying time.

Check the opening to the outside to be sure it’s free of built-up lint and debris. If it is dirty then clean it the best you can. It’s safest to only the run the dryer during waking hours when you are home.

And of course, call a professional dryer vent cleaning company to ensure that your entire vent system is clean and free of dangerous built up lint. At Better Air Northwest, we provide quality and effective dryer vent cleaning.

Get the peace of mind you need about your dryer vent and make sure you’re not at risk of a dryer vent fire. Call us today at 503-208-8351 in Portland and 360-852-6212 in Vancouver, or click here to contact us online.

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Do You Know How Clean Your Air Really Is?

How clean is the air you breathe every day? Do you really have any idea? Do you think it’s clean because you can’t really see anything? The fact is, the air we breathe is full of pollutants and contaminants, most of which we never see. The air in some people’s homes is much worse than in others.

So, while you might think the air in your home is totally fine, the truth is it could be much dirtier than you think. Dirty air can lead to all kinds of problems, like more allergy and cold symptoms, or trouble breathing. It also makes your home dirtier, including your carpet and furniture. If you add it all up dirty air can really make a big difference in your home and in your life.

So what can you do if your air is dirty? The best move is to clean out your air ducts. However, you can’t really do this on your own. You need the experience and expertise of a professional air duct cleaning company in Vancouver and Portland.

That’s why you should call us at Better Air Northwest. Our qualified and experienced technicians will come to your home, inspect your ducts and dryer vent and make sure they are clean and free of built-up dust and debris. Don’t keep breathing dirty air every day. Get your air ducts cleaned by Better Air Northwest today. Call us at 360-852-6212 in Vancouver, or at 503-208-8351 in Portland, or click here to connect with us online.

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Use Video Inspection to See the Results

Who doesn’t love those makeover shows when you get to see the big reveal and compare the before and after shots of the transformation? Whether it’s a house remodel, a weight-loss show, an ambush makeover, or anything else, it’s always exciting to see the changes that have taken place.

Unfortunately, when it comes to many services you don’t get to actually see the before and after results. However, when you get your air ducts cleaned, that’s not the case. Thanks to video inspection you can see the difference.

At Better Air Northwest, we make sure our customers can see the difference. We offer before and after photos and/or video inspection so you can see the results. We’ll also show you the dust trays where all the debris ends up so you can see the filth that has been removed.

Not all air duct cleaning companies offer this service and many don’t want to show you any kind of results. If your air duct cleaning company refuses to provide any before and after results then you should look for another air duct cleaning company.

If you are looking for the kind of air duct cleaning company in the Vancouver or Portland area that does the job right, then please click here to learn more. We show you the proof every time. Call 360-852-6212 in Vancouver, or at 503-208-8351 in Portland.

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No Hidden Fees – Just Quality Air Duct Cleaning

Don’t you hate it when you get an estimate or a price quote and then when the job is done, the company or service tells you the cost has increased? It’s one of the worst feelings when you’re expecting a certain price only to find out you owe more. This is one of the biggest complaints people have with general contractors.

Hidden fees are lousy and unfortunately, this is how many air duct cleaning companies try to do business. But not at Better Air Northwest. We base our fees on the size of the project and we will never charge you a penny more than what we quote you.

We offer competitive pricing and fair pricing and never promise to clean your air ducts for the $99 special.

Most residential air duct cleaning jobs average between $300 and $500, but the rate will vary depending on the square footage of your home or office. On the other hand, air duct cleaning scams that promise a $99 special always end up costing more.

These companies make up additional fees and then overcharge you for things you don’t even need, or for services they don’t perform.

If you’re looking for an air duct cleaning company in the Vancouver or Portland area that won’t charge you any hidden fees, but will perform quality air duct cleaning on every visit, then please call us today Better Air Northwest, at 360-852-6212 in Vancouver, or at 503-208-8351 in Portland, or click here to connect with us online.

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