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Accurate Air - What ’s Inside Your Air Ducts?

Health benefits from duct cleaning.

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have been show to act as a collection for a variety of contaminants that have the potential to affect health, such as dust mites, mold, fungi, bacteria, dust particles and pet dander. The removal of such contaminants from you HVAC system and home should be considered as one component in an overall plan to improve indoor air quality.

Will duct cleaning help lower my utility bills?

Research by the U.S. EPA 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.

How should a duct system be cleaned?

The most effective way to clean air ducts and ventilation systems is to employ Source Removal methods of cleaning. This requires a contractor to place the system under negative pressure, through the use of a specialized, powerful vacuum system. While the vacuum draws air through the system, devices are inserted into the ducts to dislodge any debris that might be stuck to interior surfaces. The debris can then travel down the ducts to the vacuum, which removes it from the system and the home.

How often should my duct system be cleaned?

Frequency of cleaning depends upon several factors, not the least of which is the preference of the home owner. Some of the things that may lead a home owner to consider more frequent cleaning include:

  • Children, and / or the elderly in the household.
  • Smokers in the household.
  • Pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander.
  • Water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system.
  • Residents with allergies or asthma who might benefit from a reduction in the amount of indoor air pollutants in the homes HVAC system.
  • After home renovations or remodeling.
  • Prior to occupancy of a new home.

Did you know?

Even if you are living in a newly constructed home, you may have a large amount of dirt buildup, drywall dust and other construction debris in your air ducts?

 
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