Air Duct Cleaning & Replacement
What's affecting the air you breathe?
Air duct cleaning reduces airborne dust and particles, unclogs restricted air ducts and registers.
How do I know when to clean my air ducts?
If you have noticed a buildup of dust in your home, experiencing headaches, then it may be time time to have your air ducts cleaned. When you notice mold growth that is visible inside hard surface ducts or on other components of your system. Other factors include rodent or insect infestation and a clogged system that may release contaminants into the home through your vents.
When considering to have air duct cleaning here are several questions you may want to ask yourself:
√ Has it been 2 years or longer since your HVAC system was last cleaned?
√Do you experience headaches, nausea, or burning sensations in the nose, throat, or eyes more frequently at home than when outside?
√ Do you have allergies?
√ Do you have pets?
√ Do you live in a climate that has high humidity?
√ Do you live in a home that has never been expertly cleaned?
Why have your duct system cleaned?
It’s not unusual for us to remove several pounds of dirt, dust and debris from he duct system of the average home we clean. Without cleaning your duct system that material will be circulating throughout your house, every time you turn on your system.
Your air duct system allows dust to settle in a warm, dark damp place, and is a perfect environment for mold, mildew and other irritants that can and do aggravate allergies, and cause problems for anyone with breathing problems.
What else is hiding in your duct system? Bacteria, fungi, viruses, dust mites, even decaying organic matter! These potentially harmful contaminants are there and easily find their way into the living spaces of your home, every time your blower motor comes on!
Dirt and debris in your ducts, can and does restrict airflow, and causes your whole HVAC system to work harder than it has to.
What to do before we arrive?
Please allow us access to a sanitary tub or similar basin so that we may clean filters and equipment.
If your vents are painted over, there is a chance that some small chipping may occur around screws.
If you would like us to change your filter while we're cleaning your duct system, please have an extra filter on hand. We also sell satisfaction-guaranteed electrostatic filters; ask our representative for more information.
If your home isn't circuit breaker equipped, please have extra fuse on hand in the event power goes out
How to prevent dust from entering your system
Use the highest efficiency air filter recommended by the manufacturer of your heating and cooling system.
change filters regularly. If your filters become clogged, change them more frequently. Be sure you do not have any missing filters and that air cannot bypass filters through gaps around the filter holder.
Remove dust and vacuum your home regularly. (Use a high efficiency vacuum (HEPA) cleaner or the highest efficiency filter bags your vacuum cleaner can take.
Our Cleaning Process
We use a state of the art equipment to remove dirt & debris from your air ducts.
We open agitate air and vacuum entire duct system under negative pressure. Our cleaning process applies negative air pressure to the system (push/pull) This push/pull cleaning technique is most effective removal currently available.
This method uses compressed air and agitation to break debris free and push through ductwork while a powerful vacuum pulls loosened material through and out of the HVAC system
These treatments help remove impacted material from blower fans and air conditioning coils. Mold, mildew and bacteria are significantly reduced. Please visit our treatment and solutions page for more information on treatment options.
Air Duct Replacements
Due to condensation problems in buildings at some point your air ducts will need to be replaced or repaired. Our technicians at UV Sam are highly trained in accessing damages and recommending precautionary measures or replacing your entire duct work. We will perform a thorough inspection and discuss resolutions with you. When considering whether to replace/or repair your duct work here are few things to consider.
Improper System Design
Imagine a runner going up the hill breathing through a straw. How far do you think he would get before he fell out? Well, having a duct system that is too small it's the same thing.
Your heating and cooling system will age faster and deliver inconsistent loads of hot and cold air. On the other hand, if your duct system is too large for the heating and cooling system it takes longer to deliver the air in the home which creates weak air flow and also increased service problems. As your energy bills skyrocket, you are unable to maintain your home at your desired temperature.
70% of the duct systems are designed too small for the equipment they are connected to because it's a way to cut cost during a home's construction.
Leaky Air Duct System
Duct leakage can cause, or contribute to, a variety of other problems. In homes with forced-air systems, conditioned air is distributed throughout the house by air ducts. These ducts almost always have some leaks, sometimes rather large leaks and are often disconnected, especially in homes that are older than 10 years. Ductwork deteriorates over time and can be crushed, torn, or damaged by rodents or servicemen working in the attic. As air escapes into areas like attics, crawl spaces, or outdoors, energy and money is wasted and the air flow is uneven, leaving some rooms with virtually no heat or air conditioning.
More importantly, a leaky air duct system can inhale whatever pollutants are present, and circulate them into the home. Typical pollutants include dust, bacteria, insulation particles, insect debris and many other contaminants. This can cause many health problems, especially for those that suffer from allergies or asthma.
By replacing older or damaged air ducts with new high efficiency energy saving flexible ducting, homeowners can improve indoor air quality, reduce utility costs and get more even air flow to all rooms. A complete duct replacement consists of removing all of the older ducting and replacing each section from the furnace to all the rooms in the home.
An average size home can be completed in one day and energy savings from replacing the ductwork can be substantial
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the cleaning process take?
It takes between 1-2 hours depending on the size of the area to b cleaned.
How often should I have my duct work cleaned?
We recommend every 2-3 years.
Will your equipment damage my duct work?
No, while our equipment is powerful enough to get out all the dirt, debris or whatever is lurking in your ductwork it won't cause any damage.
Will my living area get dirty during the cleaning process?
No, all particles are removed and collected in our contamination system.
How long does it take to have ductwork replaced?
An average sized home can be completed in about 3-4 hours
*pricing per one AC unit, unlimited vents
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