When you think about the air that comes through your ducts and the warmth and comfort it brings in winter and summer, you want your family and workers to breathe the healthiest air into their lungs, promoting better health and heightened well being. You want to help prevent illness, allergies, asthma in your children, unpleasant odors and promote optimal conditions for health. This will help cut down on time lost from school or work, and help your family and co-workers be more productive in life.
Cleaning your air ducts relieves allergy suffering by removing dust, pollen, animal dander and other allergens from you duct system, such as:
– Small dust particles
– Insect parts (dust mites, roaches etc.)
Air duct cleaning performed by a professional air duct cleaning company helps control inside air pollution for your family and workplace and give them the best quality air possible through the heating and air system. This system can be the major cause of your indoor air quality problems. Systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.
The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:
– Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
– May help to eliminate offensive odors.
– Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.
HVAC system cleaning is not a complex process, but each job is unique. Where possible, access to duct interiors should be made through existing openings such as supply diffusers, return grills, duct end caps, and existing service openings. Cleaning technicians may need to cut access holes in the duct work in order to reach inside with various cleaning tools. Creation of these service openings, and their subsequent closure, requires craftsmanship and professional skills.
There are two key components to HVAC cleaning:
Breaking Contaminants Loose
- Properly cleaning HVAC systems requires removing the sources of contamination. Source removal begins with use of one or more agitation devices designed to loosen contaminants from the surfaces within the heating and air-conditioning system. Examples of agitation devices include brushes, air whips, and compressed air nozzles or “skipper balls.” Agitation can also be achieved through hand-brushing or contact vacuuming.
Collection of Contaminants
- During cleaning, the entire HVAC system is placed under continuous negative pressure (vacuum) to prevent the spread of contaminants. Continuous negative pressure allows very fine particles to be removed from the system as they become airborne, ensuring that these particles are not released into the living space when the system is turned on after cleaning. This negative pressure also serves to extract the loosened contaminants, which are collected and removed from your home.
Tips & Warnings
There are a few things that you can do to maintain the cleanliness and efficiency of your HVAC system:
- Get good filters — ask your contractor for a recommendation.
- Clean/change the filters as needed (at least every two months).
- Even with properly cleaning and changing quality filters, the HVAC system will still become dirty over time. Have your system inspected every two years to determine whether your system needs to be cleaned again.