Air duct cleaning involves removing dirt, mold or other air pollutants from the air ducts connected to your central heating and cooling system. This helps reduce the levels of allergens that are being distributed by your air ducts throughout your home. Having your air ducts cleaned at least once a year greatly improves the air quality of your home and is essential if you have children with asthma, allergies or infants.
Duct Systems – Dangers
The air quality of your home is directly affected by everything that is in your air duct. If not maintained properly, different types of debris and dust will develop. These substances alone can be dangerous but mix in any moisture and it can become a breeding ground for mold spores and bacteria. This is especially dangerous for infants or young children because they may not have developed the proper immune system to constantly fight off the bacteria they breathe when sleeping.
Staying inside to avoid pollens and other exterior allergens doesn’t mean your safe from allergies. Allergens such as mold, dust and pet hair can still be an issue all year long in your home if your duct system isn’t properly cleaned regularly.
Cleaning Ducts – What We Do
Using special tools a qualified air duct cleaner will dislodge dirt, debris, oil and any dust then vacuum everything out until your system is clean.
Several steps are necessary during your duct cleaning, starting with the use of professional duct cleaning equipment to vacuum all hazardous materials for your ductwork. Your system will then be fogged with sanitizer and deodorizer to leave your home with a fresh clean scent.
- Beginning with a thorough inspection of your air duct system.
- Next, registers (vent covers) are removed and cleaned.
- Coupled with the use of professional equipment made especially for air duct cleaning, including a brush that rotates at 450 rpm to dislodge contaminates, dust and debris from your air duct system.
- Finally a vacuum hose follows the brush, sucking up the detached debris from your interior duct work.
- Also if you chose to do so your coils and filters will be cleaned and replaced respectively or have your blowers cleaned if you property has a forced air system.
Cleaned Ducts – What You Save
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, as much as 25-40 of the energy in your home is wasted each month. All of the debris and contaminants in your duct system force your HVAC unit to work harder than necessary thus raising your monthly utility bill and shortening the life of the unit. Your heating and cooling system will still get dirty naturally, even when regularly replacing filters, so if you don’t get it cleaned dirt and allergens will continuously build.
With clean air ducts your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to maintain and sustain temperatures. This means less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness, while extending the useful life of the unit and cutting the amount of repairs necessary.