Cleaning your air ducts helps the majority of people concerning allergies and asthma. when you clean your air ducts, you removed years of pollen, debris, dust, and other allergens that have been trapped in your air ducts system. Often, at the A/C coils where condensation collects there can be mold and bacteria so people often notice a reduction in just mold and bacteria thus the relief of allergies and asthma.
Potentially yes, air duct cleaning can help you save energy the largest investment has been 11% is estimated when you have a dirty air coil and dirty air ducts. It would not be reasonable to expect 11% saving unless you have a very dirty HVAC unit and dirty ducts.
Air duct cleaning will not begin until your floor and property are protected we also use shoe covers while indoors. we have vacuum powered, gas-powered portable, and 5,000 CFM, electric powered portable negative air machine An 12″ vacuum hose is attached to both the supply system and the return side one at a time during the cleaning process to pull debris, dust, and allergens back to our power vacuum. Air registers are removed for hand cleaning and entry cleaning into the air ducts. While pulling a large volume of air towards our vacuum, we send scrubbing (snake brush) tools down each ducts cleaning all the way back to the plenums of the HVAC unit. The A/C coils, fan, and heat exchanger are inspected for cleaning. When needed, these services are performed using EPA registered products. Air ducts are sanitized using only EPA registered product specifically designed for use in air ducts to treat for bacteria and mold. All furniture will be covered with plastic and tarps
The amount of time it takes to clean a residential HVAC system depends on many variables such as the size of the home, the number of systems, the extent of the contamination and the number of HVAC cleaners performing the job. Most residential HVAC system cleaning takes 4 to 8 hrs. commercial and industrial jobs vary on size.
Studies have shown that indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outside air. Most disposable filters remove about 15% of these pollutants allowing 85% to enter the air system, even during the construction of a new home. The pollutant contains dust, pollen, mold spores, animal dander and much more. These material collect in the furnace, air conditioner, and duct surfaces, just like they do on the furniture and floor surfaces. the furniture and floor are cleaned regularly but the ducts surfaces are hidden from view and can only be reached by specialized duct cleaning equipment.
Heating ventilation and conditioning HVAC system have been shown to act as a collection source for a variety of contaminants that have the potential to affect health, such as mold, fungi, bacteria, and very small particles of dust. The removal of such contaminants from the HVAC system can improve indoor air quality.
Typically, HVAC systems should be inspected for cleaning around every five years. The frequency of cleaning depends on several factors. Some of the things that may lead a homeowner to consider more frequent cleaning include.
- Pets that shed high amounts of air and danders.
- Residents with allergies or asthma who might benefit from a reduction in the amount of indoor air after pollutants in the home’s HVAC & ducts systems.
- Smokers in the household.
- Prior to occupancy of a new home.
- After home renovations or remodeling.
- Water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC
The best way to determine if an HVAC system was effectively cleaned is to perform a visual inspection of the system before and after cleaning. The cleaning contractor should be able to allow you sufficient access to visually inspect the system. Make sure the contractor has installed enough access panels in the ducts to reach the entire system.