Air Ducts & HVAC Cleaning
Air Duct Cleaning
Rapid Restorations provides profession air duct and HVAC cleaning services to improve the quality of the air in your home.
Here are some questions you should ask yourself before making the decision to have your ventilation system cleaned:
- Has it been 2 years or longer since your HVAC system was last cleaned?
- Do you experience headaches, nausea, or burning sensations in the nose, throat, or eyes more frequently at home than outdoor?
Other things to consider before making a decision to clean your ventilation system:
- One or more smokers in household
- Living in a house that has been recently insulated or weatherproofed?
- Not Regularly clean excessive dust accumulations from your household furniture
- Living in a climate that has high humidity
- Poor air flow
- Living in a home that has never been expertly cleaned
- Having central air circulating system that utilizes a standard throwaway fiberglass filter
Consider the following surveys:
- Studies show our homes have 10 to 100 times higher pollution levels than the outdoors;
- Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors.
HVAC systems cool/heat and circulate the indoor air in your home. House dust, the worst offender for causing indoor allergy and asthma symptoms, gets trapped and collects inside ventilation systems. It results in decreased efficiency of your system (causes more running time). The highly increased possibility that your system is circulating and adding to the indoor air pollution in your home. High humidity increases the buildup of dust and contaminates in your system. Whereas, low humidity increases the circulation of contaminates in your home. Additionally, HVAC ventilation systems that become damp because of high humidity are perfect environments. Also for mold, mildew and other microbes and microorganisms to flourish.
Importance of a Clean HVAC System
A clean HVAC system can actually help decrease allergy and asthma symptoms. Air-conditioning can be used to keep the humidity in your home to 50%. Also keep less to significantly slow the growth of dust mites, molds, and mildew. Electrostatic, UV air cleanser, or HEPA filters used and maintained (cleaned or replaced often) in your HVAC system. It also helps lower allergy and asthma symptoms as well as maintaining a more healthy system overall. Commercially purchased fiberglass filters are only 7% efficient in stopping dirt, dust, and pollen passing through them. It is according to the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Experts (ASHRAE).
Duct cleaning is one of those tasks that it's easy to forget about. Since ducts and vents often overlooked, many homeowners might not even remember the last time they had them attended to. The fact is, however, that duct and vent cleaning may have health advantages. It might even reduce your energy bills and extend the life of your forced air system.
Rapid Restoration provides professional air duct and HVAC cleaning for the entire Treasure Coast area including Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Palm City, Stuart and Jensen Beach.
Vent and Duct Cleaning and Indoor Air Quality
One thing to consider when you're thinking about vent and duct cleaning is the fact that indoor air quality is decreasing. This is due in part to the popularity of high-efficiency windows, doors, and increased insulation that reduce the amount of air transfer between inside and outside. Though these fixtures are great when it comes to reducing energy costs and making a room more comfortable, they are often not supplemented with any additional ventilation, causing pollutants that enter the home to remain inside instead of leaking out through drafty windows and gaps.
The verdict still isn't in on whether or not duct and vent cleaning is going to improve indoor air quality in every situation. Though there is literature out there to support either side of the debate, we do know that in certain cases, duct cleaning is likely to find and remove harmful molds, fungus, and/or microbes from an infected system. At the very least, duct and vent cleaning is not going to do your home any harm, and there is a chance that it will actually increase the quality of your indoor air.
How Duct and Vent Cleaning Works
There are two ways of duct and vent cleaning. One system is connected into the ducting to provide suction. A high-pressure air hose is passed through the ducting to remove the particles from the interior. The other system uses a large specialized vacuum attached to a hose and a brushing system that is run through the ducting. Both systems are effective when operated by properly trained personnel.
A proper cleaning should include the following: cleaning of all registers, inside the ducting, and the interior of the heating and ventilating system.
The furnace fan must be cleaned, and if you have air conditioning or a heat pump, the coils inside the system must also be thoroughly cleaned. Finally, a disinfectant can be fogged through the cleaned system to eliminate any mold, bacteria, and dust mites that might remain.
Proper cleaning of a home should take a minimum of three to five hours, depending on the size of the house. If the home has more than one heating and cooling system, or the system is located on the roof, it can take longer.
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