Air Duct Cleaning

What is air duct cleaning by Environmental Air Care and why is it important?

When you’re living in Southern California, you tend to hear about poor air quality outside your home on a regular basis. We’re often advised to stay indoors to avoid hazards associated with being exposed to high levels of pollutants in the air whether its from city pollution or wildfires. Even if there’s no air quality advisement, we often find ourselves taking refuge from high heat and humidity by staying inside our sealed, climate controlled homes.

However, if you have not properly maintained your air ducts and ventilation system with regular cleanings you may be risking exposure to unpleasant if not harmful contaminants from your own home. If you’re reading this, you’re someone who already appreciates the importance of maintaining clean carpets, upholstery, and other areas of your home, why neglect the ventilation system which circulates and supplies the very air your breathe?

Watch this video to learn more about how Environmental Air Care Professionals will thoroughly clean, sanitize, and deodorize your entire HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system and all its components.

Watch this Air Duct Decontamination Video

When not properly installed, maintained, and operated, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) components may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen, pet dander, or other debris. If you notice dust and debris buildup on your grating or duct covers, (and those get cleaned fairly regularly), then just imagine the buildup that must be occurring within the ducts, where you cannot reach to clean. Ducts that bends and turn inside your walls throughout the house are especially vulnerable to buildup of debris and contaminants. Moreover, the fans and motors at the heart of your system can accumulate dirt and dust causing them to work inefficiently thus compounding the air quality issue as well as being more costly to operate. Over time, the accumulated damage results in inadequate ventilation; less air pressure, poor circulation, less air gets properly filtered and exchanged.

Inadequate ventilation means that not enough fresh outdoor air is being brought in to dilute contaminants from indoor sources and then bring these indoor pollutants out of your home. Common sources include cooking, pets, various hobbies and crafts. Contaminants can leave stale and unpleasant odors in your home and can even cause allergic reactions or other symptoms in some people.
The difference with Environmental Air Care is that we treat your entire system whereas other services may only clean your air ducts. Why is this an important distinction?

  • Failure to clean a component of a contaminated system can result in re-contamination of the entire system, thus negating any potential benefits and incurring additional costs.
  • Cleaning heating and cooling system components (e.g., cooling coils, fans and heat exchangers) can also improve the efficiency of your system, resulting in a longer operating life, as well as energy savings. Cleaning only the ducts does little to improve the efficiency of the system.
  • The EPA advises that it is important to make sure the service provider agrees to clean all components of the system and is qualified to do so.

Environmental Air Care Professionals clean, sanitize, and deodorize your entire HVAC system including the furnace blower and motor. Importantly, our technicians have over 10 yrs experience and are Certified with the International Institute of Cleaning and Restoration.

Air Duct Cleaning

Your entire HVAC heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system will be cleaned, sanitized and deodorized!

Environmental Air Care process:

  1. First we remove, hand wash, chemically sanitize, hand dry and reinstall the furnace blower and motor assembly.
  2. Next, we set up a negative air pressure in the air duct system by attaching out Air Care Super Turbo 3500 Triple Hepa Filter environmental vacuum system to the furnace end of the air duct system. This High Powered vacuum machine sucks all the pollutants from the duct system into it and completely traps them inside.
  3. A preconditioning agent is applied to emulsify the traffic area soil and general spots.
  4. Finally, we sanitize and internally seal and deodorize the duct system with a powerful fogging machine and hypo allergenic, non-toxic deodorization solutions.

Note: Nothing is released into the home or office because we have created a closed system from one end of the duct that we are brushing to the other end where the air and contamination are being captured by the vacuum system. All our cleaning solutions are environmentally safe and designed to promote your health and improve your indoor air quality.

Even after you’ve had your HVAC system cleaned and treated by Environmental Air Care professionals, a good preventive maintenance program is important to prevent or minimize dirt from entering the system.

The following are guidelines recommended by the EPA:

  • Use the highest efficiency air filter recommended by the manufacturer of your heating and cooling system.
  • Change filters regularly. If your filters become clogged, change them more frequently.
  • Be sure you do not have any missing filters or gaps around the filter holder through which air can bypass the filter.
  • Remove dust and vacuum your home regularly. Use a high efficiency vacuum cleaner with HEPA filters.

Environmental Air Care Professionals can install the most advanced Electro-Static Micron Filters at the furnace to capture dust and pollutants before they re-enter your duct system.

Additionally, we offer the worlds greatest individual room purifiers, the IQ Air Healthpro and Healthpro Plus, that will eliminate 99.97 percent of all air borne contaminants.  These are a ‘must’ for allergy sufferers.

 

COST: $150 PER HVAC UNIT + $45 PER VENT

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