A deep and thorough cleaning of your air duct system can perform wonders to make the air in your home crisp, fresh, clean and easy to breathe. When air moves through your air ducts, dust, dirt and other debris build-up over the years and settle in as the cold air returns. As air continues to move through the system, small particles from this build-up become airborne and can get into the air in your home… the air that you breathe day in and day out. A duct cleaning can rid your system of years worth of build-up, making your home a better place to live.
Here are some interesting facts that illustrate the need for duct cleaning….
What are your concerns about indoor air quality?
Air ducts naturally accumulate sizable deposits of dust and other contaminants over a period of years and in some cases months. This debris can reduce the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system and even cause physical discomfort and illness by degrading the quality of air you breathe indoors.
What are the benefits?
Dust and other contaminates are actually pulled into the mechanical conveyance system through the return side of the system and from exterior sources. These contaminates build up inside the return ductwork. Many homes have inefficient filters, which trap less than 10 percent of the particulate that is drawn in the system. The average six-room house collects 40 pounds of dust each year!
Why should I clean my air ducts?
Your Overall Well Being – Duct cleaning improves the health of your home living environment. It is estimated that ½ of all upper respiratory illnesses are caused by poor indoor air quality. According to the Department of Consumer Affairs, children are more likely than adults to be affected by poor indoor air – they breathe faster, inhale more air per unit of body weight, and are closer to the ground where concentrations are higher.
Your Home – Duct cleaning removes a substantial amount of dust and debris from the home, in some cases as much as ten pounds may be removed. These airborne pollutants contribute to dust in the air, on your furniture, and in your carpet.
Your Finances – Dust and debris that is drawn into your system will soon overcome a standard household filter and begin to accumulate in the mechanical systems and duct work. Once this occurs the system is less efficient and must run longer to do the same job as when it is clean. The cumulative savings here will pay for the cleaning over a few years. Some 50% of illnesses are either caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air!
Mr. Cool & Mr. Heat has utilized source removal technology for duct cleaning. We use high velocity compressed air along with a high volume vacuum system (9000 cfm) to dislodge contaminates and pull them from your home. We use specially designed air whips, air sweeps and rotary brushes designed to ensure proper removal of contaminates. All grills, registers, diffusers and plenums are cleaned and sanitized. After the cleaning an EPA approved sanitizer is fogged through the system. This sanitizer will kill mold, bacteria and fungus.
To help ensure a clean, healthy environment, we recommend that air ducts be cleaned every 5 to 7 years. Give us a call at 404-288-6010 if we can schedule your cleaning or answer any questions for you.