How often should I get ducts cleaned?
Ducts should be cleaned every 3-5 years with pets or if someone in the house has allergies. Otherwise every 5-7 years.
How should I know if the Air Ducts need to be cleaned?
Often we find most homes have never had the Air Handling System cleaned, EVER! A visual inspection is the easiest way to determine if the duct work is dirty. Open a supply or return, if there is any visual dirt or debris, its time to call us.
Does the sanitizer really work?
Yes we uses a EPA registered chemicals that kills most living organisms and allergens that can cause irritation or ailments.
How long does the cleaning take?
An average cleaning usually takes 2-3 hours depending on the size of your home, accessibility, length of duct work, and amount of ducts.
Will my house be less dusty?
YES. The inside of your duct work is the equivalent of an extra room in your home that never gets dusted or vacuumed. When the furnace or A/C fan turns on, dust from the duct gets churned up and blown into the rooms of your home.
Will this help my allergies?
Perhaps. Most people are allergic to dust mites waste. Dust mites feed on debris found in duct work. Remove the debris and you remove their food. Also, by greatly reducing particulate debris in your ducts, there are less particles in the air to aggravate people with respiratory illnesses.
I live in a new home, do I still need your service?
Absolutely! Almost half of our work is done in homes that are less than 5 years old. During construction, the duct work is wide open and the air handler is running many times without a filter. During this time, construction debris such as pieces of plaster, drywall, wood, dust, insects and insulation are accumulated in the duct work.
Will Duct Cleaning reduce my energy bills?
The US Department of Energy calculates that one hundredth of an inch accumulation of material on your evaporative coil can reduce energy efficiency by 20%. The DOE recommends it gets checked at least once per year. If you have not had your coil cleaned not only are you wasting energy, you are adding pressure on your whole air conditioning system. This additional pressure will lead to premature breakdowns and costly repairs.
How often do Dryer Exhaust Vents need cleaning?
Most vents need cleaning every one to two years depending on the usage.
The better a dryer vent blows, the less lint builds up in it. Short vents blow better than long ones. Full size dryers blow better than smaller stack dryers or older dryers. Vents with a lot of turns and elbows blow worse and build up more lint.
What can I expect to pay for air duct cleaning service?
Many companies have begun marketing products and services for use in the home to improve the quality of the indoor air. Duct cleaning is one such service. The EPA says that these services typically -- but not always -- range in cost from 100 to 250 per heating and cooling system, depending on the services offered, the size of the system to be cleaned, system accessibility, climatic region, and level of contamination.
What happens if I use a duct cleaner who is not qualified?
If a service provider fails to follow proper duct cleaning procedures, duct cleaning can cause indoor air problems. For example, an inadequate vacuum collection system can release more dust, dirt, and other contaminants than if you had left the ducts alone. A careless or inadequately trained service provider can damage your ducts or heating and cooling system, possibly increasing your heating and air conditioning costs or forcing you to undertake difficult and costly repairs or replacements.