Air Duct Cleaning
When cleaning your home, air ducts aren’t always top-of-mind, but just like the rest of your house they can build up with dust and debris.
Blackmon Mooring recommends cleaning your air ducts regularly so you aren’t breathing in that dirt and grime. Our crews use special equipment to reach throughout the vents, back to your main HVAC unit. No part of the duct system is left untouched, and all debris is extracted and collected back into our equipment for disposal.
Blackmon Mooring’s air duct technicians will access each duct to ensure the entire system is clean. That is how committed we are to getting your home pollutant-free. Other air duct cleaners may only reach as far as their equipment will allow them to, which does not make for a thorough clean. Just cleaning the vents and ducts but ignoring the HVAC unit can leave your system cleaning incomplete. Be sure to ask our certified air duct cleaning professional about the advantages of cleaning all HVAC components.
Key Benefits of Air Duct/HVAC System Cleaning
Indoor air quality and energy savings are the two biggest concerns when it comes to air duct cleaning and maintenance. Serving as the lungs of your home, your HVAC system takes air out of the interior, but when the system starts getting clogged up with dirt, or its filters are in need of replacement, the air quality in your home will decrease as a result. After all, even during normal occupation of any home, between 20 and 40 pounds of dust are created each year. Additionally, other pollutants and allergens, such as animal dander, mold and other microorganisms also present a threat to your air quality, and a typical HVAC system has to recirculate the air upwards of five times per day.
Another key reason for having your air ducts professionally cleaned every few years is to maintain the energy efficiency of your HVAC system. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, up to forty percent of the amount of energy used for cooling or heating a home goes to waste, and this figure can quickly increase if your HVAC system is not operating at optimal condition. A clean system with new filters doesn't have to carry out as much work, meaning that less energy is consumed, leading to a more cost-effective home.
When to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned
Although a light amount of everyday dirt, such as household dust, in your air ducts poses no significant threat, there will eventually come the time when you need to have them professionally cleaned. Following are some things to consider when deciding whether or not it is time to have your air ducts cleaned:
- The ducts are infested with bugs or vermin.
- The ducts are clogged up with dirt or debris to the extent that they end up getting released into the interior of your home.
- There is any visible growth of mold in or around your HVAC system.
- If your home has recently been renovated, there may be a buildup of pollutants in the duct system.
- If you find that your furniture and other surfaces in your home are collecting a lot more dust and dirt than usual.
Since conditions are different in every home, it may be hard to tell whether your air ducts need cleaning, but if anyone in your household starts suffering from allergies and other unexplained symptoms, it may be time to have your HVAC system checked by a qualified professional, particularly if it hasn't been tended to for a few years.
How Air Duct Cleaning Works
The air duct cleaning process involves several steps to ensure that the whole system is thoroughly cleaned:
- A pre-inspection to review the systems level of contamination to design the most appropriate and thorough cleaning and disinfectant procedure.
- Cleaning of the interior surfaces of the A/C unit and coil using specialized equipment.
- Cleaning of the blower unit, the supply and return registers, ducts and grills.
- Installation of a new air filter to help kill odors and maintain a cleaner, higher quality of air inside your home.
Our technicians start by cleaning the vents and register covers before using a dust sweeping machine to reach the very back of the ductwork. This allows us to remove things like dust mites, animal dander and other dirt that would otherwise be impossible to reach. We use a high-powered vacuum system to extract dust that gets trapped inside the equipment. Also, we can apply a disinfecting agent to treat for mold, fungi, mildew, bacteria and other organisms after cleaning the system's mechanical components.