Air Duct Cleaning
Frequently Asked Questions
Commonly Asked Questions and Concerns
What are the benefits of air duct cleaning?
- Clean systems are less likely to breakdown. Nine out of 10 A/C system failures are caused by dirt and dust.
- Savings on monthly heating/cooling bills. Research by the U.S. EPA shows that buildup of .042 inches of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease in efficiency by 21%. Clean systems restore capacity and lessen running time.
- Dust on furniture is reduced. Dust is made up of dirt, pollen, fibers, mold spores, hair and other allergy causing particles. About 95% of these particles will pass through your filter and back into your home.
- Maximum airflow possible from your registers. The dust that stays in your system will accumulate on the fan blades of the blower motor, the grills, or the inside of your ductwork. This buildup in your air ducts can reduce the flow of air up to 40%
- Allergy sufferers may find relief. Now acknowledged as a major allergy and disease-causing problem by leading medical authorities, poor indoor air quality has prompted doctors and allergists to commonly prescribe furnace and air duct cleaning as one of the ways to reduce allergy problems. Choosing the right company is very important in this situation!
- To ensure good indoor air quality in your environment. The EPA states that indoor air is up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air. Consider that according to the American Lung Association, most people spend 90% of their time indoors.
How long does it take? And do you work on Saturdays?
- A typical 3-4 bedroom home will take approximately 3-4 hours with two technicians. Jobs are scheduled Monday through Saturday.
- Commercial properties require on-sight inspections to determine length of time. We do schedule around the property’s hours of operation.
How often should we have our home’s ductwork cleaned?
It truly depends upon the traffic in your home. The more kids and pets you have, the more dirt that enters. Some homes also have moisture problems that require more frequent cleaning and possibly air duct restoration. If a family member suffers from respiratory problems, you may benefit from more frequent cleaning. We suggest you call us in 3-5 years or when you notice the dust or allergens become bothersome. You will know!!
I vacuum every vent and opening monthly, isn't this enough?
Unfortunately the answer is no. The majority of the debris in your home exists in the main trunk lines located in the basement where your vacuum cannot reach. Agitation of the debris is also a very necessary step to remove the hardened and stuck-on debris. This is the debris that affects the functioning of your HVAC system.
Should I be worried about allergies and asthma being aggravated?
If the company you have chosen employs the Source Removal Process, then this will not be a problem for most homeowners. In some cases, if the ductwork is not sealed due to gaps or holes, then debris can escape into the breathing space. We suggest that if you suffer from severe respiratory issues that you have an in-home inspection that includes a robotic camera inspection prior to having your ductwork cleaned.