Friday, 5 August 2016

Ensure Regular Air Ducts Cleaning to Improve Indoor Air Quality of Your Home

 As a homeowner, ensuring the health and hygiene of your family should be of first priority.  Although, you strive to maintain cleanliness in and around your house, you usually tend to ignore the cleanliness of one area i.e. the air ducts of your HVAC system. Air ducts accumulate dust particles and debris over a period of time and require regular cleaning. Proper air duct cleaning will remove harmful contaminants such as toxic molds, built-up dust and other harmful contaminants, all of which can cause health issues especially serious respiratory problems. To ensure proper maintenance of the air ducts, the services of a professional service provider should be hired. A professional duct-cleaning service team will inspect the entire cooling and heating system and use a reverse vacuum to pull out built-up debris and dust particles wedged in them.

Research suggests that apart from the health benefits, regular cleaning of your HVAC system may improve its efficiency, resulting in cost efficiency and longer operating life. 

 A professional service provider uses specially designed equipment to create a strong vacuum that cleans the entire duct system. So, if you have decided to get the air ducts of your HVAC system cleaned make sure your service provider provides the following things:

·         Opens each door and port to get the entire system cleaned. The technician should use a high-velocity vent cleaner to break free stubborn dust and dirt.

·         Inspects the entire system to ensure that there are no asbestos-containing materials within the system. System with deposits of asbestos containing material should be handled only by expert and trained contractors.

·         Uses high-efficiency particle air (HEPA) equipment that can easily break loose stubborn dust and dirt. These contaminants are then drawn back into HEPA filtration system.

·         Be careful to ensure protection of the duct work such as sealing or re-insulating of access hole, which the service provider may have used or made.

·         Should hold relevant state licenses and work as per set guidelines of NADCA.
·         They should also present a written agreement defining the overall cost and scope of the job to be accomplished.

There are explicit benefits to Air duct cleaning, if done periodically. Besides improving the indoor air quality of your home, it can ensure better efficiency of your HVAC system. However, cleaning of air ducts should be performed by HVAC professionals, who have the knowledge, and expertise of using various duct cleaning equipments. These professionals will ensure a complete duct cleaning while ensuring that no damage is caused to the unit.

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