Fresh air is a rare commodity in most homes and apartments today. Buildings are tighter and more energy-efficient than ever, but that also means dust and contaminants can become trapped inside. It’s a national problem called “Sick Building Syndrome.”
The American Lung Association estimates that we spend 90% of our time indoors, and the air we breathe the most can be up to 50 times more polluted than outdoor air. According to the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), indoor air is often five to seven times more polluted than outdoor air.
In the Sacramento Valley, we live in a temperature-controlled environment for most of the year. When it’s 30 degrees in January or 105 degrees in July, we tend to stay indoors with the heating or cooling system on.
While a contaminated heating and cooling system don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air, the situation may contribute to larger health issues. Contaminants may cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders, and some environmental allergies.
A healthy indoor air environment contributes to productivity, comfort and a sense of health and wellbeing.
A clean system can also save energy. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, up to 40% of the energy used for heating or cooling is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the system still gets dirty through normal use. A clean heating and cooling system (HVAC) does not have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire so less energy is used.
Your heating and cooling system circulates all the air in your home or office five to seven times per day. Over time, ducts can get dirty with all kinds of dust, dander, and microorganisms making it hard to keep your indoor environment dust and allergen-free.
Using our High-speed Spinning Brush technology, we scrub the insides of your ducts clean and trap all the dust, debris and dirt are eliminated by our quad-power vacuum system with 4-stage HEPA filtration, improving indoor air quality.
Remember some odors just smell bad, but others can be harmful to your health. You and your family deserve to breathe clean air that’s safe from harmful airborne contaminants. That’s why we offer a line of whole-house air purification systems. Using state-of-the-art technology, these systems are scientifically proven to destroy over 99% of harmful airborne microorganisms like viruses, mold, and bacteria. They also reduce airborne VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) continuously removing contaminates long after we leave your home. Studies also show how these purifiers improve energy efficiency and the life expectancy of your HVAC system.
Research is ongoing, but clean air ducts are important for good health and better living. The Duct Cleaning Pros has the experience and tools needed to properly clean your ducts at an affordable price.
Don’t fall for “Routine Duct Cleaning” scams! The US EPA recommends cleaning your air ducts on an as-needed basis. Some homeowners can go many years between cleanings, others need cleaning more often. Here’s a simple rule, if your air ducts look dirty, they probably need to be cleaned. Here are a few more symptoms commonly found with dirty ducts:
- Are your constantly dusting and vacuuming but there’s still dust everywhere?
- Are you or your family suffering from worsening respiratory problems like allergies or asthma?
- Are there consistent odors in your home or office?
- Are your walls, ceiling around your vent grills dusty or discolored?
- Are you worried about poor indoor air quality and air safety?
- Are you concerned about energy efficiency?
Do you know your IAQ? (Indoor Air Quality)
We offer 24/7 IAQ monitoring as well as air quality testing, but if you answered yes to any of the questions above, chances are, your air ducts need to be cleaned.
Air duct cleaning can help your family, employees, and customers that are sensitive to dust, pollen and other airborne irritants that can trigger allergy symptoms or asthma attacks.
Duct cleaning can also eliminate troublesome odors. Don’t mask odors with perfume, eliminate them to keep everyone in your home or office breathing easy.
We use “Source Removal” cleaning methods as recommended by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. Our state-of-the-art, portable equipment is specifically designed for air duct cleaning. We can improve your indoor air quality by safely removing dust, dirt, pollen and other airborne pollutants from your heating and cooling system.
Our equipment uses high-speed spinning brush technology to dislodge even the finest particles which are sucked up by four powerful on-board vacuums. The brush has soft bristles to safely clean flexible plastic ducts as well as metal ducts. We have different sized hoses and brush heads to efficiently clean air ducts of all shapes and sizes.
Our remote-controlled cleaning system is guided through the ducts and can make right and left-hand turns to access virtually 100% of the trunk, supply, and return ducts. This typically eliminates the need to cut and patch access holes in your ducts as well.
The vacuum system uses High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) filters and bags trapping 99.97% of all dust, dirt, and dander removed from your air ducts for proper waste disposal.
Unlike Air Duct Cleaning, which should only be done on an as-needed basis. The US EPA and the Department of Energy recommend having your heating and cooling system cleaned annually. Your HVAC system uses a powerful blower to circulate air through throughout your home and airborne oils, dust, and dander can quickly buildup on the fan and motor. Most people are aware of their air conditioning condenser coil because it’s typically located on the ground near the back or side of your home. But most people are unaware of their evaporator coils. These inside coils work together with the outside coils to maintain a comfortable temperature indoors. Scientific research has proven that a dirty HVAC system can decrease the unit’s energy efficiency by over 35%! A properly cleaned and maintained system provides energy savings and it can also eliminate odors and even reduce allergy and asthma triggers.