RESIDENTIAL SERVICESWhy should you have your air ducts cleaned?

Heating and air conditioning ducts naturally accumulate sizeable deposits of dust and other contaminants over a period of years.

Dirt deposits in your heating and air conditioning ducts actually act as food for organisms such as dust mites.

Wisconsin Fuel and Heating can clean your HVAC ducts with NO HIDDEN CHARGES OR SURPRISES!

What’s in YOUR Ducts?

Before & After!

Protect your Family!

How it gets into your living space

Contaminates build up inside the return ductwork. Traditional heating and cooling systems recirculate the air in a home via supply air ducts and return air ducts. Many homes have inefficient filters, which trap less than 10 percent of the particulate that is circulated in the system. If not trapped by the system’s air filter, the particulate accumulates in the ductwork and on the internal components of your furnace or fan coil.

Cleaning your ductwork eliminates these contaminates with the following benefits:

  • Safeguard your health by eliminating potential causes of allergies and respiratory problems.
  • Eliminate the dirt that acts as food for dust mites, bacteria, mold and other micro organisms.

What type of system/procedures do we use?

We employ and train highly competent individuals to best serve the needs of our customers. Upon arriving at your home our lead technician will walk through and count the registers in your home while explaining the process to be used in cleaning your system. Source removal duct cleaning is considered the best method for relieving indoor air quality problems and is the only method endorsed by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA).

We use high velocity compressed air along with a high volume vacuum system to dislodge contaminates and pull them from your home. To ensure the proper removal of contaminates you need to use the right tools. In most homes, we use specially designed air whips and air sweeps to get into the corners of the square ducts but may also use rotary brushes if appropriate. Accessible grills, registers, diffusers, and plenums are cleaned. After the cleaning, an optional EPA approved sanitizer can be fogged through the system. This sanitizer will help kill mold, bacteria, and fungus.

To help ensure a clean, healthy environment, we recommend that air ducts be cleaned every 5 to 7 years.


RESIDENTIAL SERVICESWhy should you have your dryer vents cleaned?

Cleaning out the lint trap of your dryer is second nature to most. We often do it after each load. Why? Because it helps our dryer work more efficiently and we know it’s a safety hazard if we don’t. The same holds true for your dryer vent. This is the tube that runs from your dryer to the outside of your house. It helps remove hot air and moisture. If this vent gets clogged it can lead to many complications. Here are the top 4 reasons why it’s important to keep your dryer vent clean and free from clogs and lint.


The number 1 reason on our list is safety! Dryers run hot and lint is highly flammable, which makes for a dangerous combination. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, clothes dryers are responsible for more than 15,000 structure fires each year and 80% of those are due to clogged dryer vents. This is a preventable problem. There is also the possibility of fumes backing up into your home through clogged vents. The gasses and carbon monoxide that should be released outside could potentially back up into your home causing an air quality issue for you and your family.


We all want our appliances to work as efficiently as possible. A clogged dryer vent could mean your clothes will need multiple cycles before drying correctly or will need to run longer. This is because the proper amount of hot air is not reaching your dryer. Multiple cycles and extended drying times mean additional energy spent and could lead to an increase in your electrical bill.


We already pointed out that a clogged vent means a less efficient drying cycle. If your dryer is running longer than normal or more than one cycle per load, you’re slowly decreasing the life of your dryer. It’s essentially working double-time! A dryer that is overworked will add considerable wear and tear to your machine. This could lead to malfunctions and needed repairs. Allowing your dryer to run this way can also cause a complete breakdown of your machine over time.


Like any other appliance or machine, your dryer will last longer and work better if it’s properly cared for. Cleaning the vent regularly will help ensure that your clothes are being dried in a timely manner and you aren’t wasting unnecessary energy. Extended drying times can even cause strain on your fabrics. A dryer that continues to run with a clogged vent can cause internal problems that require repairs. This means more money for you. Your dryer vent should be cleaned once a year. If you’re unsure of how to clean your vent or want professional assistance, contact Wisconsin Fuel & Heating today!