The air ducts in your home are part of your heating, air conditioning, and ventilation (HVAC) system. The ducts make it possible for cooled or heated air to travel through vents and release into the air of your home. Over time, dust, pet dander, the residue from cigarette smoke, pollen, and other potential allergens become trapped along the walls of the air ducts. Instead of blowing clean air that the HVAC system has cooled or heated, the air ducts release potentially polluted air instead. This can cause significant issues for people with asthma and allergies, particularly in a humid climate like Florida.
Out of Sight Often Means Out of Mind
Ductwork in the typical home is located above the ceiling or behind the walls. That means that most homeowners don’t give it a second thought until someone in the house starts suffering from respiratory ailments. Most homeowners don’t proactively arrange for professional ductwork cleaning for this reason. However, the National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends that all homeowners have their air ducts cleaned at least once every five years. It may need to be more often if someone in the home has significant respiratory distress.
What Happens During Air Duct Cleaning?
The service technicians at All Air and Heat have received advanced training and have several years of experience in the cleaning of home air duct systems. Upon arriving at your home, they will first inspect the various parts of your air ducts. These include:
- Air handling housing unit
- Condensate drip pans
- Fan motor and housing
- Heat exchangers
- Heating and cooling coils
- Supply and return ducts and registers
For the next step, we use specialized equipment to dislodge dirt and other accumulated debris from all of the components of the air ducts. We then use a high-powered vacuum cleaner specific to our industry to remove the dirt and debris from the ducts of your HVAC system.
With your permission, we will apply chemical biocides that kills bacteria and other contaminants before they have the chance to grow inside of your air ducts. We will also offer you the opportunity for a chemical treatment such as a sealant or encapsulant to prevent the growth of mold and the release of hazardous particles into your air.
We welcome your questions about air duct cleaning. Please contact us with your inquiries or to schedule an appointment.