Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning

Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning. In a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living. Your heating and cooling system is like the lungs of your home. The system takes air in and breathes air out. Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of the system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.

Importance of Air Indoor Quality

Indoor air quality is not something that most people think they need to be worried about. However, according to the EPA, indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental dangers. Allergies, asthma, lung cancer, and heart problems can all be linked to poor air quality. This is affecting not only adults, but also our children as well. There has been a large increase in the number of children with severe allergies and asthma. We spend about 90% of our time indoors and recent studies have shown that indoor pollution can be anywhere from two to five times (and sometimes even up to 100 times) more polluted than the worst outside air.

Summary of Our Service

Our highly trained and professional technicians will first remove all of the vents and grills from the heating systems. We then clean the air ducts with our Patented Roto-Brush system that travels through the duct work to clean and vacume all accessible ducts. We clean the furnace, and use EnviroCON aerosol sanitizer to decontaminate the air ducts, verifying that your heating system is clean and circulating less polluted air.

Common Questions

How often should my air ducts be cleaned?

Frequency of cleaning depends on several factors, not the least of which is the preference of the home owner. Some of the things that may lead a homeowner to consider more frequent cleaning include:

  • Pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander.
  • Water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system.
  • Residents with allergies or asthma who might benefit from a reduction in the amount of indoor air pollutants in the home’s HVAC system.
  • After home renovations or remodeling.
  • Prior to occupancy of a new home.

Will an air duct cleaning help with my energy bills?

Research by the U.S. EPA has demonstrated that HVAC system cleaning may allow systems to run more efficiently by removing debris from sensitive mechanical components. Clean, efficient systems are less likely to break down, have a longer life span, and generally operate more effectively than dirty systems.

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