The duct system in your home can lead to many problems including poor indoor air quality, improper air distribution, and inadequate insulation and sealing resulting in reduced efficiency.
The sizing of the duct system is very important as well. Improper duct sizing can lead to increased static pressures which reduce the systems efficiency and reliability.
We pride ourselves with being able to solve air flow issues. Contact us for a free consultation regarding any duct related situation including new plenums, new flex duct, adding an additional duct, return air issues, or sealing the ducts. Our duct systems are well designed, sealed, and properly strapped and hung.
How Duct Cleaning Helps in Energy Efficiency
A recent study shows over 97% of homes were found to have lower than acceptable levels of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).* These findings were recorded based upon over 49,000 individual tests performed over a two year period.
Why is this important?
During each minute the nearly 21 hours we spend indoors each day, we take in between one and two gallons of air. This air contains not only the oxygen we need to survive, but air pollutant levels that are usually 2 to 5 times higher than outdoors, and can get up to 100 times higher. These air pollutants include the following:
- Particle Allergens
- Chemical Pollutants
- Carbon Dioxide
- Excessive Temperatures
- Excess Humidity
- Carbon Monoxide
What problems can poor IAQ cause?
Poor IAQ is one of the top 5 most urgent environmental risks to public health. Despite this fact, many consumers are unaware that it could even potentially be a problem, much less that it can cause problems associated with the following conditions:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Lead Exposure
- Birth Defects
- Neurobehavioral Disorders
- Does this affect me?
Each year 342,000 lives are lost because of lung disease: 20 million people have allergy problems, and spending on allergy and asthma symptoms stands at over $5 billion per year. Over 97% of the homes surveyed showed unacceptable levels of at least one type of pollutant. So, chances are, it is affecting you right now.
What can I do?
While poor IAQ is a significant problem, there are actions each homeowner can take to improve it. For example, limiting smoking indoors, using exhaust fans while cooking, and properly maintaining your air conditioning and heating systems are all simple steps you can take to improve IAQ.
One common place where allergens build up in the home is in the duct work of your air/heating systems. In order to properly maintain these systems, the air ducts should be properly cleaned. Using advanced cleaning techniques and technology like the Rotobrush aiR+® air duct cleaning system and video inspection, contractors can help reduce pollutants in your home.
90% of homes have shown indoor air quality issues*, and the EPA ranks indoor air pollution as one of the top 5 health risks. In addition, there are 55 million allergy and asthma sufferers in the U.S.† With growing concerns about the air we breathe indoors, more and more homeowners and building managers are looking to make improvements by having air duct cleaning done. People get their air ducts cleaned for a variety of reasons, including the following:
- Installation of a new high efficiency heating and cooling system—you don’t want to blow dirt and debris through new coils
- Allergy and/or asthma symptoms are aggravated
- Pets dander accumulation
- Reduction of interior dust
- Ducts and furnace have been inactive for two or more years.
- Rodent and other pest infiltration.
- Microbial growth inside: mold, fungus, algae, bacteria, etc.
- Odors from ducts and/or furnace.
- A video inspection shows dirt and debris in ducts
- Routine maintenance to improve indoor air quality