Through normal occupation, a family can generate a great deal of contaminants; such as dander, dust and chemicals. These pollutants are cycled through the average HVAC system between 5 and 7 times each day. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of debris within the duct system that should be regularly cleaned.
Duct Cleaning Frequency
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends getting your air ducts cleaned every three to five years. In addition to normal accumulations of dust and dirt found in all homes, having pets escalates the need for regular HVAC system. There are circumstances other than pets on premises that accelerate the recommended frequency of duct cleaning service; including occupants with allergies or asthma, cigarette or cigar smoke, water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system and home renovation or remodeling projects.
Deceitful Duct Cleaning Companies
Consumers should be aware that there are unscrupulous air duct cleaning contractors using ineffective methods and inferior equipment. They charge a nominal fee and do a poor job of cleaning, which takes a fraction of the time and effort required to properly clean air ducts. Such swindlers are colorfully referred to as “blow-and-go” air duct cleaning companies that amount to nothing more that an air duct cleaning scam. These companies often attempt to upsell unneeded services and sometimes demand additional remunerations from the consumer for services performed without permission.
Recommended Duct Cleaning Methodology
The most effective air duct cleaning process is known as the ‘source removal cleaning method’. Source removal air duct cleaning requires the system be placed under negative pressure using a powerful vacuum fitted with a HEPA filtration system. While the vacuum draws air through the system, pneumatic and mechanical devices are inserted into the ducts to dislodge any debris that might be stuck to interior surfaces. The debris can then travel down the ducts to the vacuum, which ultimately removes contaminants from the air duct system and the home.
Cost of Duct Cleaning
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, professional air duct cleaning cost typically range between $450 to $1,000 per heating and cooling system. There are several contingencies that can effect cost including services being offered, size of the system to be cleaned, climactic region, level of contamination and type of duct material. Property Recovery 911 will provide an air duct cleaning cost estimate free of charge, simply Contact us at (267) 808-7200 to request a quote.
Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning
Regular air duct cleaning can increase heating and cooling efficiency as well as improve the quality. Research by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has demonstrated that HVAC system cleaning may allow systems to run more efficiently by removing debris from sensitive mechanical components. Clean, efficient systems are less likely to break down, have a longer life span and generally operate more effectively than dirty systems.
Property Recovery 911 offers professional air duct cleaning services in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties to remove contaminants from your HVAC air duct system that will help keep your appliances operating at peak performance and more importantly, promote respiratory health. We use HEPA filtered negative air vacuum equipment to remove contaminants from duct systems and capture particulates. Contact us at (267) 808-7200 for prompt, professional service.