Air Duct Cleaning
Did you know the quality of the air in your home can be much worse than the air outdoors? The list of potential allergens and pathogens in your ductwork is long: bacteria, dust mites, kitchen grease, pet dander, tobacco smoke, carbon monoxide, and more. Your air ducts can harbor mold, mildew, and all kinds of other undesirables, and those unwelcome particulates can make their way into the air you breathe every time you turn on your air conditioner or heater. In fact, the EPA lists indoor air quality as one of the top 5 health threats in America.
HVAC systems carry harmful particulates and promote asthma, hay fever, and allergy symptoms. A clean HVAC system promotes a healthier indoor environment, which contributes to productivity, comfort, and a sense of health and well-being. If your heating and cooling system isn't new, or if it has been exposed to humidity or moisture, you may need a professional air duct cleaning immediately. Unfortunately, some homes have heating and cooling systems that aren't installed properly; systems that are poorly put-together can harbor even more contaminants and cause more problems, so those may need more frequent cleanings.
Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning
Indoor Air Quality – This 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 cooling and heating system is 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. While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school or workplace, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders, or some environmental allergies.
Energy Savings – 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 your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use. When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.
Air Duct Cleaning equipment at work
Before we start to clean your air ducts, we will run a special camera through your ventilation system so that you can see the condition of your system prior to the cleaning. Once the cleaning has been completed, you will be able to see the difference as we run our camera through once more. The “before & after” results will astound you. Our special air duct cleaning machine ensures that your air handling system will be free from mold and mildew, as well as free from dust, dirt, and debris.
Air Duct Cleaning due to moisture
Polluted air is often a direct result of moisture in your heating and cooling system. A damp environment is the ideal place for trapped dirt and debris to harbor mold and mildew.
Moisture creeps into your air ducts from humidity, the presence of any amount of water, and even the ordinary condensation that comes with normal temperature fluctuations. When mold grows in your air ducts it releases tiny spores into the air; these spores travel right through your air ducts and land in your home. They can take root on your furniture, causing odors and damage, or creep down your walls and cause discoloration. Mold spores can become embedded in your carpets or get sprinkled all over your bed. Worst of all, you're breathing them in all day, every day. When mold spores land, they don't die, they keep growing. These difficult little spores can be the root cause of allergies and serious health problems.
The presence of mold can be detrimental to anyone’s health, however, people with compromised immune systems are particularly vulnerable to mold sensitivity.