How often should I clean my air duct system?The Health Department and EPA recommends to clean residential air duct system on average of 3 to 5 years. Realistically if you are not a respiratory sensitive person, your air duct system will be in need of cleaning after 5 to 7 years.
How long does it take ?An average cleaning on a single furnace system, depending on location of the furnace, level of contamination, and amount of the vents and main ducts, it could take 2 to 5 hours.
Do I need to cover my furniture? Is it going to be dusty in my house?The answer is NO and NO. At the time of air duct cleaning, our gas powered vacuum will pull all dust to the exterior of the building; since the negative air vacuum is outside along with dust, there will be no dust flowing throughout your home at the time of cleaning.
How much is air duct cleaning going to cost for my house?There are many types of air duct systems depending on the size and your furnace system. Your price depends on how many vent lines you have, how many furnaces you have, and the size of the main ductwork. We offer an ongoing promotion of $10.00 per vent, cutting the industry’s average in half, making it $200-500 on average for a single furnace system. For more information on pricing, please call us Monday-Saturday 7 a.m-7 p.m at 847.857.6469 or 708.858.9517
Why should I clean my air duct system?We live in a world where healthy living has become a way of life. We diet and exercise to make ourselves feel better and have also taken on environmental issues to make our world a cleaner and safer place – yet the most overlooked issue is the air that we breathe. The Environmental Protection Agency claims that indoor air has been found to be more polluted than outdoor air; considering, on average, people spend 90% of their time indoors, this fact is quite alarming.
- “The E.P.A. ranks poor indoor air quality among the top five environmental risks to public health.” (American Lung Association)
- “Those who are most susceptible to indoor air pollution are , pregnant women , children , and elderly.” (National Safety Council)
- “Contaminated central air handling systems can become breeding grounds for mold , mildew , and other sources of biological contaminants.” (Environmental Protection Agency)
- ”50% of all illness is aggravated or caused by polluted indoor air. ” (American College of Allergies)
- “Levels of air pollution inside the home can be two to five times higher than outdoor levels.” (Environmental Protection Agency).
Will it help my allergies ?Allergy sufferers often have a difficult time getting a good night rest. This is often due to the fact that allergens (mostly dust mites and their products) may be present in the air duct system of the your home. Dust mites, when in contact with a human, can result in itchy skin, sneezing, running nose, and coughing. Interestingly enough, 70%-90% of household dust is dry skin cells; adults lose up to half of pound of skin per year, which ends up in your HVAC. Over time, this builds up and becomes a perfect feasting place and a breeding ground for a Dust Mite colony. When air flow from your air handling unit smells musty, what you are actually smelling is not the dust itself but the dust mites’ fecal matter after they ate the dust that builds up in air duct system. The good news? You can put an end to it with professional duct cleaning services.