Duct Cleaning Could Be the Healthiest Home Improvement You Will Ever Make!
Is the Air You Breathe Inside Your Home Making you Sick?
Your duct system functions as the respiratory system of your home. When it becomes contaminated and congested, it should be cleaned to ensure proper air flow.
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, it may be time to have your air duct system professionally cleaned.
- Does anyone in the house have allergies, asthma,or other respiratory problems? Y or N
- Does anyone in your family suffer from headaches, nasal congestion, or other sinus problems at night or in the morning? Y or N
- Is there a smoker in the house? Y or N
- Do you have cats, dogs or other pets? Y or N
- Do you notice “musty” or “stale” odors when the furnace or air conditioner runs? Y or N
- Do you notice dust on your furniture shortly after cleaning? Y or N
- Is there not enough air flow coming from your vents? Y or N
- Is your furnace equipped only with a standard throw-away fiberglass filter? Y or N
- Have you just had major remodel work done in your home? Y or N
- Is your duct work more than 25 years old? Y or N
Dirty Duct Systems Are A Major Source of Indoor Air Pollution
Duct, dirt pollen, animal dander and other airborne contaminates are pulled into your duct system every time the furnace and air conditioner runs.
These pollutants build up inside your duct work over time and aid in your duct work becoming a breeding ground for mold, bacteria, fungus, mildew and other microbes.
Every time your furnace or air conditioner operates, these pollutants are circulated through your duct system and out into the air your family breathes every day. Family members who sufffer allergies, asthma or respiratory ailments as well as children and elderly are extremely susceptible to these air pollutants.
The removal of these contaminants from your HVAC system is recognized by the industry experts as the most effective way to eliminate air duct pollutants. We at Anderson Automatic believe in the “source removal method.” We believe the only proper way to clean a duct is to remove the dirt and debris. NOT glue or entrap it to the surface of the duct. We use a powerful vacuum along with an air infused duct whip to blow all the dirt and debris out of your air duct system.
How we perform a Duct Cleaning
- Step l: The technician will cycle your heating and cooling system to ensure all are working properly.
- Step 2: The vacuum hose is securely installed into the trunk line to create a centralized vacuum.
- Step 3: All registers and filters are blocked off to create a vacuum on the entire side of the system to be cleaned.
- Step 4: The vacuum is started and dirt and debris is vacuumed out of the air duct system.
- Step 5: Our air injected duct whips go up and down your duct work to help dislodge the debris. As a result all the contamination inside your ducts will be pushed and air blasted down into the vacuum which carriers the debris and contaminates into our machine that sits outside your home.
- Step 6: We do the previous applications for both the supply and return air ducts.
- Step 7: We will check the furnace blower, clean and remove any debris on the vertical fan blades.
- Step 8: We remove and clean all the supply and return registers and air wash everything into the return duct and out into our duct machine.
- Step 9: We spray sanitizer in the duct work and down the supply and return registers to clean and help prevent bacteria and mold from reoccurring.
- Step 10: Finally we will cycle the heating and cooling units to make sure that all systems are operating properly before we leave your residence.
Important Facts About Indoor Air Quality and Your Family’s Health
The quality of the air we berathe indoor has become and increasingly important environmental concern. The following facts have been determined by recognized authorities in the fields of health and air quality.
- FACT: Most people spend 60% – 90% of their time indoors (American Lung Assocation)
- FACT: Many illnesses are either caused by, or aggravated by, polluted indoor air.
- FACT: The level of some hazardous pollutants in indoor air have been found to be up to 70 times greater than in outdoor air (USEPA)
- FACT: Studies have shown that two out of three indoor air quality problems involve the HVAC system.
- FACT: More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies or asthma.
- FACT: One out of six people who suffer from allergies does so because of the direct relationship to fungi and bacteria in air duct systems. (Total Health and Better Health Magazine)
- FACT: Children and the elderly are especially affected by polluted indoor air. (Department of Consumer Affairs)