These days most people realize that indoor air pollution is a serious issue of growing concern and increased visibility. Numerous companies are marketing services and products intended to improve the comfort within your home as well as the quality of your indoor air. You have probably received a coupon in the mail, seen an advertisement or been approached directly by a company offering to clean your air ducts. It is a good means of improving your home’s indoor air quality. These services typically range in cost per heating and cooling system, depending on the services offered, system accessibility, the size of the system to be cleaned, climatic region, and level of contamination. Air duck cleaning is a task that is better be left to the professionals.
When you decide to have your cooling and heating system cleaned, it is essential to make sure the service provider is reliable and qualified to clean all components of the system.
Air duct cleaning refers to the cleaning of various cooling and heating system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts, grilles, registers and diffusers, fan motor and housing, condensate drain pans (drip pans), heat exchangers, heating and cooling coils, and the air handling unit housing.
If these components are improperly installed, operated and maintained they may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris. If high levels of moisture are present, the potential for mold growth is increased, and spores may be released into the home’s living space. Be aware that some of these contaminants may cause severe allergic reactions or other symptoms when people are exposed to them. If you decide to have your cooling and heating system cleaned, insist the service provider cleans all the components of the system. Make sure he has the expertise and qualification to do so. If even one component of a contaminated system is not properly cleaned it can result in re-contamination of the entire system, thus negating any possible benefits. Methods of duct cleaning vary. There are standards that have been established by industry associations concerned with that matter. Usually, a service provider will use specialized tools to dislodge dirt and debris in ducts, then vacuum them out with a high-powered vacuum cleaner.
Furthermore, the service provider may suggest applying chemical biocides to the inside of the duct work as well as to other system components in order to kill microbiological contaminants. Some service providers may also propose applying chemical treatments to cover the inside surfaces of the air ducts and equipment housings because it is said it will prevent the release of fibers along dirt particles from ducts and will control mold growth. However, these practices have yet to be fully researched. Before deciding to permit the use of biocides or chemical treatments in your air ducts you should request to be fully informed about the procedure. They should only be applied after the system has been thoroughly cleaned of all visible dust or debris. Make sure you have an experienced and knowledgeable service provider on your side like Air Supply Inc of Las Vegas NV.