A maze of heating and air-conditioning ducts runs inside the walls and floors of 80 percent of American homes. As the supply ducts blow air into the rooms, return ducts inhale airborne dust and suck it back into the blower. Add moisture to this mixture and you’ve got a breeding ground for allergy-inducing molds, mites, and bacteria. Many filters commonly used today can’t keep dust and debris from streaming into the air, and over time, sizable accumulations can form — think dust bunnies, but bigger.
To find out if your ducts need cleaning, pull off some supply and return registers and take a look. If a new furnace is being installed, you should probably invest in a duct cleaning at the same time, because chances are the new blower will be more powerful than the old one and will stir up a lot of dust
B. Carlson pioneered air duct cleaning in Albuquerque back in 1976. Our duct cleaning system is the most powerful design in the industry. Our vacuum is truck mounted, which is important- because the vacuum is located outside of the building/home, creating a negative pressure on the home when cleaning (think of your vacuum cleaner and the dust made by the bag when you turn it on).
The vacuum is able to create a suction pressure of over 12,500 cubic feet per minute. This equates to suction so powerful, its 10X more powerful than what a typical furnace blows out. Further- because our vacuum is so powerful, we don’t use chemicals or sealants inside the duct system to seal in what can’t be removed. It’s what we call “source removal”. See and feel the difference!
Why Have Your Air Ducts Professionally Cleaned?
For Better Health…
Contaminants in your Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) system can aggravate asthma and allergies. Our Duct Cleaning process can help eliminate bacteria and fungus to improve the air quality in your home. Cleaning your air ducts can protect everyone in your home from breathing contaminated air.
For A Cleaner Environment…
Less dust and dirt means a cleaner environment. Cleaning your air duct system can help maintain a cleaner home, requiring less dusting.
For Better Efficiency…
Cleaning your air duct system helps your HVAC system run more efficiently, resulting in less run time and lower heating and cooling bills. Cleaning your air duct system can also extend equipment life.
New Homes & Renovation Work…
Your new home may not be as clean as you think. During construction, your air duct system is open allowing wood shavings, drywall dust, dirt, trash, and carpet fibers to settle or be swept into your system. Cleaning your air duct system is the only way to thoroughly remove these contaminates.
You Should Also Consider Having Your Ducts Cleaned If:
- There is substantial visible mold growth inside sheet metal ductwork or on other components of your heating and cooling system. *
- Ducts are infested with vermin… rodents or insects.
- Ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris.
- Particles and/or debris are actually released into the home from your supply registers or vents.
- The average 6 room house collects 40 pounds of dust a year (Discover Magazine)
- Air ducts have more germs than a chicken coop (American Lung Association)
- EPA claims indoor air has been found to be up to 70% more polluted than outdoor air (EPA)
- Children are more likely than adults to be affected by polluted indoor air (Dept. of Consumer Affairs)
- A build up of 0.42 inches of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease in efficiency of 21% (EPA)
- 9 out of 10 heating, ventilating, air conditioning systems failures are caused by dust and dirt (Louisiana Coop Extension Service)
If you have an under-slab duct system constructed of sono-pipe, we recommend having a video inspection of your duct system performed prior to cleaning your air ducts. Sono-pipe ducts that deteriorate, create holes exposed to earth and get wet or moldy, cannot be effectively cleaned, and should be removed and replaced. If the conditions causing the mold growth in the first place are not corrected, mold growth will recur.
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