Duct cleaning is a service that most HVAC companies offer. However, traditional air duct cleaning can do more harm to your ducts than good. Most Houston residents choose to get their air ducts cleaned because they have old ducts that have been sitting in their attic or inside their walls and accumulating dust for more than ten years. Most HVAC companies will push duct cleaning as a solution to improving indoor air quality, but fail to mention that this service can cause major damage to duct systems that will require repairs in the future. Experience the difference with Smart Air - our Houston HVAC team prioritize the best interests of our customers. We offer alternative solutions for indoor air quality without risking the integrity of your air duct systems.

Houston Smart Air uses Point of Contact Air Duct Cleaning, which is renowned for its safety-focused approach to duct cleaning, especially when dealing with older duct systems. What sets this method apart from traditional techniques is its avoidance of brushes, which can potentially damage the interior of the ductwork. Instead, it employs a gentler and more controlled process.

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In order to understand why Smart Air doesn't recommend traditional duct cleaning for flex ducts, you need to know how flex ducts are designed and made. Flex ducts consist of a spring that is wrapped with a very fragile layer of plastic. A layer of insulation covers this thin layer of plastic and blocks the heat from getting in or out of the duct. Around that is the outside cover of the duct itself.

Over the years the fragile layer of plastic surrounding the spring has only become even more fragile due to the heat inside your attic or the walls of your home. These ducts have likely never been moved since they were installed. There is a great risk that the fragile layer of plastic will break when these air ducts are moved for cleaning years after installation. Since the ducts are surrounded by a cover, these breaks will not be noticeable by merely looking at them. If left alone, these breaks could potentially cause long-term damage to your heating or air conditioning unit and cost you more money in repair services down the line.

Popular Methods of Duct Cleaning

The two most popular ways to clean a duct system are with a vacuum or a brush. The vacuum method involves blowing air into one end of the ducts and sucking air from the other. The brush cleaning method involves inserting a brush into the duct and attempting to collect or loosen the dust.

These cleaning methods can cause damage to your HVAC system:

  • Problems With Vacuum Cleaning - most duct systems are very old, and the vacuum cleaning method causes a rapid increase or decrease of pressure inside the duct. This causes the fragile plastic to stretch and crack.
  • Problems With Brush Cleaning - since the interior of the ducts is so fragile, the brush itself can potentially crack the plastic lining inside the ducts, which will lead to leaks in the duct system over time.


The Correlation Between Duct Cleaning and Mildew

When the cold air from your air conditioning and the heat from your attic combine it causes condensation. The moisture that is collected over time provides a good breeding ground for algae or mildew to grow. This algae or mildew are not always detectable by the human eye, so you could have an issue with mildew growth without even being aware of it. If there is mildewin your walls or attic, traditional duct cleaning methods can pose a health risk because it could cause very small mildew particles to be dispersed in the air around your home.

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Your Health is Our Top Priority

At Smart Air, the health of our clients is our number one priority. If you are concerned about dust or indoor air quality, we offer point of contact air duct cleaning solution that improve the quality of the air inside your home without risking your family’s safety.

To make sure your other systems are running safely and efficiently, our Houston HVAC team also offers heating system check ups for all types of systems.


Air Duct Cleaning Services in Houston TX

Welcome to Houston Smart Air, where your family's well-being is our priority. We understand that the quality of the air you breathe in your home matters, and that's why we offer top-tier air duct cleaning services in Houston, Texas. Our mission is simple: to provide you with the safest and most effective solution for cleaner, fresher indoor air. 

With a team of experienced professionals, advanced equipment, and a commitment to excellence, we're here to make your home a healthier place to live. Discover the benefits of our services and take the first step towards a cleaner, healthier home environment.

Point of Contact Air Duct Cleaning Services | The Safest Air Duct Cleaning Solution 

When it comes to maintaining the air quality in your home or commercial space, air duct cleaning is an essential task. Clean air ducts not only ensure better indoor air quality but also contribute to the overall efficiency of your HVAC system. However, not all air duct cleaning methods are created equal. One approach that stands out for its safety and effectiveness is Point of Contact Air Duct Cleaning.

Point of Contact Air Duct Cleaning is recognized as one of the safest ways to perform duct cleaning, particularly for older duct systems. This method distinguishes itself from traditional techniques by eliminating the use of brushes that can potentially tear up the inside of the ductwork. Instead, it relies on a more gentle and controlled process.

So, how does Point of Contact Air Duct Cleaning work?

1. Air Pressure Throughout the System: One of the key features of this method is its reliance on air pressure. Rather than relying on abrasive brushes, Point of Contact Air Duct Cleaning uses air pressure to dislodge and remove dust, dirt, and contaminants from the interior surfaces of the ductwork. This approach minimizes the risk of damaging the ducts themselves, making it particularly suitable for older systems that may be more fragile.

2. Vacuuming from the Grillside: Another significant advantage of Point of Contact Air Duct Cleaning is the direction from which it extracts contaminants. Instead of pushing debris further into the ducts or dispersing it throughout the system, this method ensures that the contaminants are pulled towards the grillside of the duct. This means that all the loosened debris is collected and removed, leaving your ducts clean and free from potentially harmful particles.

3. Ideal for Older Duct Systems: Older duct systems often require a more delicate touch. Years of wear and tear can make them more susceptible to damage. Point of Contact Air Duct Cleaning is particularly well-suited for these older systems, as it prioritizes the preservation of the ductwork while achieving thorough cleaning. This method provides the necessary maintenance without causing harm to your ducts.

Why Choose Houston Smart Air for Air Duct Cleaning?

  • Experience: With years of experience, we have the knowledge and expertise to tackle even the most challenging air duct cleaning projects.
  • Advanced Equipment: We use state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge techniques to deliver superior results.
  • Healthier Home: Our services can help reduce allergies, improve respiratory health, and create a cleaner living space for you and your loved ones.
  • Professional Technicians: Our highly trained technicians are dedicated to providing exceptional service, ensuring your complete satisfaction.
  • Competitive Pricing: We offer competitive rates without compromising on the quality of our work.

Whole House Air Purifier and Air Filter Systems for Clean Indoor Air

At Houston Smart Air, we're your go-to source for achieving the cleanest indoor air in your home. Our whole house Air Purifier and Air Filter systems, combined with professional duct cleaning, form the ultimate indoor air quality solution. Our ozone-free Air Purification system eliminates 99.9% of viruses and odors, while the Air Filter system ensures dust-free air circulation and HVAC system longevity. 

With our holistic approach, you can enjoy a healthier living environment, breathe easier, and live better. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and experience the benefits of high-quality indoor air with Houston Smart Air.

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Don't wait any longer to improve your indoor air quality. Whether you're experiencing allergies or simply want a cleaner, safer home, Houston Smart Air is here to help.

Contact us today for a free quote and take the first step towards a healthier living environment. Breathe easy with Houston Smart Air's professional air duct cleaning services. Your well-being is our top priority.

Trust the experts at Houston Smart Air to provide you with the clean, fresh air you deserve. Call us now!

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