What You Need to Know About Air Duct Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning

Your HVAC system and duct work are very important because they controls the flow of air through your home. It’s like the heart and lungs of your building.  According to The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), an average of 40 pounds of dust, debris, and allergens build up in the air ducts of a 6-room residential house each year. This dust may be made up of unhealthy bacteria, dust and mold that may contribute to contamination in the air when your system in on.

Improved Air Quality

The build-up of dust in your air ducts may prevent air from efficiently flowing through the ventilation system and contaminants may also being released into the air. By keeping your ducts clean and free of debris, you can improving the air quality in your home and reduce the costs of having your system run.

When to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned

The conditions in homes may vary from one to another, therefore it is impossible to tell when each individual home should have their air ducts cleaned. You should consider having our air ducts cleaned if:

  • The system is contaminated with an accumulation of particulate or particulate is visible inside of the vents and within the duct itself
  • Airflow is being restricted or compromised, especially at the cooling coil
  • You feel or know that dust, debris, odors or contaminants are being emitted into the air
  • After a renovation project or after a flood or fire event
  • Under special health considerations
  • When advised by an mold or home inspector or for peace of mind

What to Expect from the Professionals

When you a hire a professional air duct cleaner, you should expect them to follow specifics steps to ensure your ducts are cleaned properly. They should be certified by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association and follow the ACR 2013 Standard for Air Duct Cleaning.  Before starting the cleaning process, the professional will inspect the ducts and system as well as protect your flooring and furnishings. The professional will use HEPA filtered vacuums and other specialized equipment like brushes and compressors the go through ducts. Access panels should be re-sealed and re-insulating anyplace access doors are installed to ensure they are airtight.

Are you in need of having your air ducts cleaned? Envirotech Clean Air has more NADCA certified technicians than any other air duct cleaning company in New England. Call us today at (781) 279-2900 to set up your appointment.

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