Why You Need Your Air Ducts Cleaned, Ames, IA

The air quality in your home is important to your health and that of your family.  The truth is the air in your home may not be as clean as you think.  Your HVAC system could actually be circulating harmful pollutants around your home. 

The NADCA says that up to 40 pounds of dust is created every year in a typical six-room house (www.nadca.com).  Moreover, your ducts could contain pests leaving fur and feces, dust mites, water, mold, fungus, bacteria, dander, smoke and other chemicals.  Furthermore, these pollutants are, on average, are re-circulated 5 to 7 times a day throughout your home.

Although research hasn’t been able to prove a connection between air ducts and health problems, time after time people testify that their symptoms improve after having their ducts cleaned. 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends cleaning your ducts when you can see a problem, such as visible mold growth in ducts or on vent covers, pest infested ducts, or there is dust and debris clogging the ducts.  The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) which represents over one thousand cleaning companies throughout the nation, recommends cleaning every 3-5 years, depending on various factors such as smokers in the home, pets, renovations, weather, etc.

An added benefit of having your air ducts cleaned is great energy savings.  A clear HVAC system will run more efficiently, meaning the AC will run less in the summer and the heat will run less in the winter, bringing down the cost of your bills.

Why should you have your air ducts professionally cleaned?  First of all, if you do it yourself and the vac isn’t good enough, it could just stir things up and create further problems.  At Steamway Craftsmen, in Ames, our trained technicians will use our professional system to give you the cleanest air ducts possible.

Call Steamway Craftsmen today and let us take a look at your air ducts.  Not sure about it? We have a 100% guarantee on all of our jobs.  Call 515-232-8938 in Ames, Iowa, or 515-798-7677 toll free in the surrounding area.  We’ve been serving the Ames, Iowa area for over 40 years and we’re looking forward to adding you to our cleaning family.


Before & After Air Ducts Were Professionally Cleaned.



1602 E. Lincoln Way

Ames, IA 50010