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Delivering the best air duct cleaning in Los Angeles

Aug 25, 2015   //   by Ema   //   Blog Topics  //  No Comments

If you notice dust and debris buildup on your grating or duct covers (and those get cleaned fairly regularly), just imagine the buildup that must be occurring within the ducts where you cannot reach to clean. Ducts that bend and turn inside your walls throughout the house are especially vulnerable to buildup of debris and contaminants. There are fans and motors at the heart of the system that need to be routinely checked and cleaned due to accumulating dirt and dust.

A dangerously dirty air duct on the left with years of dust and build up vs a clean air duct

A dangerously dirty air duct on the left with years of dust and build up vs a clean air duct

Indoor air quality and respiratory health are some of the most important aspects of living in your home. Air ducts and HVAC systems should be inspected by reputable, certified HVAC professionals. Our technicians have over 10 years of experience and are certified with the International Institute of Cleaning and Restoration. We consistently deliver the best air duct cleaning in Los Angeles. This is our process:

Environmental Carpet & Air Care duct cleaning process

Environmental Air Care’s process is the best air duct cleaning in Los Angeles.

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 our 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. Finally, we sanitize and internally seal and deodorize the duct system with a powerful fogging machine and hypo allergenic, non-toxic deodorization solutions. Nothing is released into the air 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 of our cleaning solutions are environmentally safe, are made with your health in mind and improve your indoor air quality.

4. As an option, 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.

To keep your air ducts in the best shape possible follow a good preventative maintenance program. The difference with Environmental Air Care is that we treat your entire system whereas other services may only clean your air ducts.

Environmental Carpet & Air Care talks about clean air ducts

Aug 19, 2015   //   by Ema   //   Blog Topics  //  No Comments

It’s hot out with peak summer temps and air conditioners everywhere are running to the max. We often think of our air and heating systems (HVAC) as just regulating temperatures inside, but really they are the “lungs of your home.” Your home’s system takes air in and breathes it out and is the precursor for indoor air quality.

The top two reasons for cleaning and servicing your air ducts are indoor air quality and efficiency.

Indoor air quality and health

Indoor air quality is one of the most important aspects of living in your home as is closely relates to your respiratory health. Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, pet hair, dust, and chemicals. It is estimated that in a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work.

Energy savings

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25% to 40% of the energy used for heating and cooling a home is wasted. (Information gathered from the NADCA). Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use. When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, lending to improved effectiveness.

Environmental Carpet & Air Care talks about air duct cleaning.

Environmental Carpet & Air Care talks about clean air ducts: it is estimated that in a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average.

Below are maintenance tips recommended by the EPA.

  • Use the highest efficiency air filter recommended by the manufacturer for your heating and cooling system.
  • Change filters regularly.
  • 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

Learn more by watching Environmental Carpet & Air Cares’ air duct decontamination video.