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Warning Signs You Need Your Dryer Vents Cleaned

May 19, 2017

A dryer vent service can do a lot to help you get a more efficient, effective, and safer function out of your Virginia dryer system. But since the whole vent system tends to be pretty hard to get a good look in, it can be hard to tell when you actually need the service!

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Spring Allergies? Time to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned!

May 1, 2017

There are a lot of positives to be found during a spring season in Virginia. But unfortunately, there’s a lot of allergens to be found, too! Are you wrestling with poor air quality and constant allergy symptoms in your home this season?

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Is Your Dryer Vent a Fire Hazard?

March 27, 2017

When was the last time you cleaned out your dryer vent? If it's been a while, then you could have a serious fire hazard in your home. We want you to understand this risk and what you need to do to keep your family safe.

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Can Air Duct Cleaning Improve My HVAC Efficiency?

February 13, 2017

As a homeowner, keeping costs to a minimum is among your top priorities. And, when you’re identifying heavy expenditures, you’ll nearly always come back to energy use. Wonder what consumes a majority of the power in your Maryland home? Your HVAC system! In most cases, this one system chews up a majority of the energy your home utilizes, so it stands to reason that you want to optimize your HVAC as much as possible. Looking for ways to do that? If so, you might be considering an air duct cleaning.

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Why Should I Clean My Dryer Vents?

February 6, 2017

Not all homeowners are blessed with the advantages of an in-home dryer. And, for those that are, they might just be one of our favorite appliances—you can’t beat the convenience! However, something that can be a bit less convenient is keeping the vents of your dryer clean. You’re probably wondering: do I really even need to do that?

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How to Tell If Your Air Ducts Are Leaking

January 30, 2017

Air duct leakage is a big deal. According to Green Building Advisor, on average your air ducts leak nearly 10% of your air supply, making them a top energy waster in your home. But, how can you tell if your air ducts are leaking?

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Why Is My House So Dusty?

December 13, 2016

There’s probably not a homeowner in the world who doesn’t wrestle with dust, debris, and other common home allergens. Modern homes are super busy places, and dust can begin racking up exceptionally quickly—rapidly going from a nuisance to a full blown home complication with respiratory concerns and reduced HVAC efficiency. Looking for the root cause of your dusty home? The experts at Atlantic Duct Cleaning are here to help!

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The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

November 18, 2016

Breathing is part of what keeps us as human beings alive! We need clean, fresh air pumping through our lungs to stay healthy, productive, and conscious. So why should you be concerned with the indoor air quality in your Maryland, Virginia, or DC home? Because it may not be as clean as you think it is. The air inside our homes can easily become filled with dust, pollen, carcinogens, and more.

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Dangers of Black Mold in Your Home's Ductwork

November 09, 2016

Just because you can't see black mold doesn't mean it's not present in your home. Because mold thrives in dark, damp places, black mold can begin to grow within your ductwork undetected. If not removed quickly and carefully, this fast growing fungus has the potential to take over your entire ductwork system.

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How to Choose a Professional Duct Cleaning Service in the DC Area

September 23, 2016

You rely on your home's ductwork to provide you with clean, temperature controlled air all year long! Because this system is constantly pumping out cool or warm air into your entire home or building, it's important to keep your ducts clean. Without regular air duct cleaning, your HVAC system is susceptible to mold growth and other hazardous build up. To keep your building's heating and cooling system pumping out clean, fresh air, you will want to invest in air duct cleaning service. This thorough cleaning will eliminate dust, mold, and any other potentially harmful toxins from your air flow.

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Is Duct Cleaning Worth It?

August 08, 2016

Indoor air quality has become a huge topic in recent years. As a result, we're seeing more and more services and products tuned to improving the overall quality of the air we breathe in our homes and businesses—from air filters, to HVAC filtration improvements, and even to the service of duct cleaning itself.

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The Dangers of Mold in Your Ductwork

July 25, 2016

One of the biggest risks to your home is, of course, mold. And you're probably well-versed in the dangers of mold to say, a basement or other area that can accumulate mold spore commonly. But were you aware that mold can make a home in your ducts, as well? In fact, according to the CDC, vents and HVAC systems are one of the most common places for mold to call home!

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The Benefits of Aeroseal Duct Sealing

June 12, 2016

On average, 30 cents of every dollar you spend on heating and cooling your home or building disappears into thin air due to duct leaks. That may not seem like a lot, but it sure adds up quickly! Don’t waste your hard earned money by letting conditioned air escape through those pesky leaks in your home’s ductwork. So, how are you supposed to minimize leaks and maximize savings? Easy. Try Aeroseal duct sealing.

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Why Should I Have Your Restaurant's Kitchen Hood Cleaned?

May 12, 2016

Commercial kitchens are held to a high standard of cleanliness, for the benefit of those who work and dine in the restaurant. In addition to concerns regarding contamination and other health issues, the safety of those in and around the premises can also be put at risk if proper procedures are not followed. One area of particular concern is your restaurant's kitchen hood which, if not properly cleaned and maintained, poses a serious risk of fire.

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DIY Duct Cleaning

April 19, 2016

You may be surprised to find that the air ducts in your home are a hotbed for allergens, contaminants, and general debris. Years of dust, pet dander, and dead skin cells can pile up into a miasma that is unhealthy for both you, and your HVAC system. Keeping the air quality in your home can be a serious battle, and one that shouldn't be fought alone.

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Is Your Home's Air Quality Affecting Your Allergies?

March 11, 2016

You may be shocked to learn that the air inside your home contains more pollutants than the air outside your door, but for many homeowners, it's a reality. Considering that most people spend close to two-thirds of their lives at home, it's a substantial amount of time to be breathing contaminated air, and in the case of those with allergies or compromised immune systems, it can lead to a multitude of symptoms and health issues. If you suspect your home's air quality is affecting your allergies, or those of a family member, there are a number of steps you can take to improve your indoor air quality, starting with your ventilation system.

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Warning Signs of Clogged Dryer Vents

February 19, 2016

There are a number of safety measures in place in your home already, including door and window locks, stair rails, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and even the non-slip mat at the bottom of your bathtub. Each is designed to protect occupants from harm, or prevent damage, but there's one safety concern that many homeowners fail to address: the dryer vent. A clogged vent can mean more than just reduced airflow, it can result in fire, as more than 15 thousand homeowners across the U.S. can attest to each year. Rather than risk becoming a statistic, make a point of having your dryer vent cleaned on a regular basis. To learn more about how often, read on. 

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Benefits of a Residential Duct Cleaning Service

February 18, 2016

Home isn't just where the heart is, your respiratory system lives there too. The place you rest your head each night, should be your safe haven, but when you consider the fact that indoor air typically contains far more pollutants than outdoor air, it seems a little less safe.

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Tips to Avoid Duct Cleaning Scams

January 14, 2016

So, you’re considering hiring a company to clean the air ducts in your home. But with so many options, how do you decide on a trustworthy and reliable duct cleaning company? The choices can be overwhelming! Follow Atlantic Duct Cleaning’s tips to avoid untrustworthy duct cleaning companies and you’ll soon be enjoying improved air quality in your Northern Virginia area home.

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How Often Does Should You Clean Your Dryer Vents?

January 13, 2016

As a homeowner, wouldn’t you do whatever you could to prevent an unexpected fire from destroying your property? A fire can cause devastating damage and even injuries or fatalities—don’t put your family at risk! Scheduling a dryer vent cleaning is an easy way to minimize the chances of a catastrophic house fire. But how often should the vents be cleaned? Can you do it yourself or should you rely on a professional? Atlantic Duct Cleaning has the answers you’ve been looking for!

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Welcome to Atlantic Duct Cleaning’s Blog!

December 28, 2015

Welcome to Atlantic Duct Cleaning’s blog! At Atlantic Duct Cleaning, we want to be your go-to company for all things indoor air quality and HVAC system cleaning related, whether you need service or not. We’ve created our blog to answer any questions you have about air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, Aeroseal duct sealing, and more! Check back frequently for quick tips and tricks to improve the air quality in your home or business.

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