A: Air duct cleaning is crucial to your health and your budget. The ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY estimates that an average
six-room home collects 40 pounds of dust, dirt and other allergens throughout the year. If left uncleaned, the allergens are then circulated
into the air inside your home, being especially harmful to those with asthma and allergies. The buildup of dust and debris also weakens the
performance of your HVAC unit, causing it to work harder which results in higher energy bills. If left alone, this could cause you to have to
replace your entire HVAC unit.
A: It is recommended that you have your air ducts cleaned at least every three to five years. You should also have your air ducts cleaned if
you’ve recently had furnace or ductwork completed, if you’ve recently remodeled or constructed your home and if there has been recent flooding
or water damage, as all of these scenarios can cause excessive build-up of sediment, dust and bacteria.
A: The signs you should look for when determining if you need your air ducts cleaned are: dirty vent covers, dark lines on walls or ceilings,
excessive dust on tables and objects, difference in temperature from room to room and a spike in your energy bill.
A: After technicians complete a thorough inspection, they use a HEPA-filtered vacuum system to clean the furnace, evaporator coil, blower
and vent covers. Then the vacuum is attached to the main trunk line in combination with agitation tools that loosen and pull out debris that has
settled deep within the duct system. After all of that is completed, compressed air is blown through each duct to ensure the vacuum effectively
removes all debris.
A: Stanley Steemer technicians are asthma and allergy-friendly certified, meaning we provide cleaning methods that have been rigorously
tested and proven to effectively remove the majority of allergens in the air, which is one of the main reasons to get an air duct cleaning. We also
offer asthma and allergy-friendly certified HVAC filters designed specifically to trap pollutants and allergens while prohibiting the spread and
growth of bacteria on the filter.