Air Duct FAQs
Are there any health benefits that come from air duct cleaning?
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems 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 and debris. The removal of such contaminants from the system and home should be considered as one component in an overall plan to improve your home's indoor air quality.
What are sanitizers and why should they be used?
Another valuable service we offer our customers is to disinfect your entire air duct system. The product we use is a hospital-grade, non-allergenic, EPA registered Bacteriastat. Fungistat, Germistat and All-purpose Deodorizer.
Our sanitizer will help prevent the re-growth of harmful microorganisms by killing germs, bacteria, and fungus throughout your entire air duct system. It also eliminates the unpleasant odors that are a result of this microbial growth.
How often should air ducts be cleaned?
Frequency of cleaning depends on several factors, not the least of which is the preference of the homeowner. Some things that may lead a homeowner to consider more frequent cleaning include: people with allergies or asthma, pets that shed hair and dander, after home renovations or remodeling, prior to occupancy of a new home, after water contamination or damage, or if there are smokers in the home.
How long does it normally take to clean air ducts?
There are a variety of factors that can affect the time needed to clean residential air ducts, including the type of home and accessibility of the ductwork. A typical three or four bedroom home will require 1 1/2 to 3 hours for cleaning.
Can air duct cleaning reduce our home energy bills?
Research by the United States Environmental Protection Agency has demonstrated that HVAC system cleaning may allow systems to run more efficiently by removing debris from sensitive mechanical components. Clean, efficient systems are less likely to break down, have a longer life span and generally operate more effectively than dirty systems. Therefore, we recommend cleaning of your systems air handler at the same time as your vent cleaning. Cleaning the heating and cooling components, such as the fan, squirrel cage, and all accessible air handling components in the furnace, can often improve the efficiency of your air duct system, possibly results in a longer operating life of your system and may even provide energy savings in the future.