Benefits of Duct Cleaning:
With the high costs of energy, it has never been more important to ensure that your heating and cooling systems are running at top efficiency. Duct cleaning is an important part of the overall maintenance that can help save you money in energy bills and through prolonging the life of heating and cooling systems. With an oil furnace, cleaning the heat exchanger is vital to making sure your furnace won’t clog with soot and the heat transfer is efficient. A sooty heat exchanger will not absorb and transfer the heat efficiently and most of that heat will go up the flue.
Eliminating contaminants from your ducts helps to ensure the best possible indoor air quality which can help to minimize reaction to environmental sensitivity, allergies and asthma.
Improved Home Hygiene
Removing the dirt that is hidden from view will help you to reduce household dust and helps you clean and maintain your home quicker and more easily.
You might not expect it, but a newly built home may have ducts that are clogged with construction materials such as wood shavings, drywall dust or carpet fibers. In addition, newer more airtight homes tend to have more recycled air which fills the ducts with less fresh air and more dust. A duct cleaning prior to moving into your new home will virtually eliminate these concerns and increase the enjoyment of your new home.
When You Move
Duct cleaning the home you are trying to sell can be a selling feature. It communicates that you take good care to maintain the home. Once moved, you will want to ensure that the ducts are cleaned so that you can start fresh, without having to inhale years of another family’s dust and dirt.
When You Get A New Furnace or Air Conditioner
It is recommended, and sometimes required by warranty, that air ducts are cleaned after a new furnace or air conditioner is installed.
At Aero we have FLAT RATES when doing a home duct cleaning. Most companies charge “per air vent” or up-charge to clean certain parts of the furnace and the ducting system. We clean the whole system from top to bottom. We use the “source removal method” which is explained in detail below.
How we perform an Air Duct Cleaning.
“Source Removal Method”
- One of our Aero Technicians will inspect your furnace ensure that it is working properly. If any abnormalities are discovered, the technician will be sure to inform the customer.
- The vacuum hose is securely installed into the trunk line to create negative pressure on the whole ducting system.
- The air line is set up from the furthest duct, leading to the air compressor in the truck.
- The vacuum and air compressor are turned on.
- All registers are brushed and air washed with 180-200 psi of air pressure. As a result, all contamination inside the heat run and cold air returns will be pushed and blasted down to the supply trunk line. Although the force of the vacuum and air pressure is tremendous, it will not harm or alter your duct work.
- After all the registers, cold air returns and heat runs have been brushed and blown out, we proceed to rigorously clean the supply trunk line with a wide array of pneumatic tools to agitate all four walls of the interior trunk line. We also use blow back tools that we can shoot into the ductwork to pull debris and contamination back to the installed vacuum to remove it from the system.
- We begin to clean the furnace by cleaning hot and cold plenums as well as the blower. Air is blasted to dislodge all dust and debris within the furnace and fan compartment, with the vacuum continuously running.
- If air conditioning coil is present, the technician will gently air wash the outside and inside of the evaporative coil fins to dislodge the common dust mat. Matted coils are a haven for nasty microbials and can also cause your air conditioning to run less efficiently. The condensate drain pan and drain is also air washed.
- The air handler will be turned on and the technician will make sure that the air handler is cycling properly.
- Any messes that are made around the registers are vacuumed and cleaned up.