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  • Indoor air quality is one concern that every homeowner has when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning. In a typical 6 room home, up to 40lbs of dust is created each year just through every day living. Your HVAC system breaths this air in and puts it back out. A typical home generates a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into your HVAC system and recirculated 5-7 a day on average. Over time, this recirculation causes a build up of contaminants in the duct work.

    While dirty ducts don't always mean unhealthy air in your house, school or workplace, they may be contributing to larger health problems or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, auto-immunite disorders or some environmental allergies.

    We use a duct cleaning machine that has HEPA filters and feed an agitation tool down every vent in the house. We will show you the results of before and after of what we found. Many people with allergies notice an immediate impact.

    Energy Savings

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25-40% of the energy used for heating or cooling is wasted. Contaminants in the HVAC system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the HVAC system can still get dirty through every day use.

    When the HVAC system is clean, it doesn't have to work as hard to maintain your desired temperature. As a result, less energy is used leading to cost-effectiveness and a lower electric bill!

    Source: NADCA

    You should consider having your air ducts in your home cleaned if:

    • There is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system. There are several important points to understand concerning mold detection in heating and cooling systems:
      • Many sections of your heating and cooling system may not be accessible for a visible inspection, so ask the service provider to show you any mold they say exists.
      • You should be aware that although a substance may look like mold, a positive determination of whether it is mold or not can be made only by an expert and may require laboratory analysis for final confirmation. For about $50, some microbiology laboratories can tell you whether a sample sent to them on a clear strip of sticky household tape is mold or simply a substance that resembles it.
      • If you have insulated air ducts and the insulation gets wet or moldy it cannot be effectively cleaned and should be removed and replaced.
      • If the conditions causing the mold growth in the first place are not corrected, mold growth will recur.
    • Ducts are infested with vermin, e.g. (rodents or insects).
    • Ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers.

     

    Source: Environmental Protection Agency