The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends having your air ducts inspected every two years and depending on your location and the conditions within your home, your air ducts need to be cleaned every four to eight years. Your HVAC system recirculates dander, dust, mold, pollen, and bacteria filled air, on average 5 to 7 times per day. When these contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated, they cause a build-up in the duct work, even with diligent replacement of air filters. The accumulation of contaminants in your ducts deteriorates your indoor air quality and may be negatively affecting family members with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders, or environmental allergies. Pets, smoking, water damage, and home renovation or remodeling projects contribute to additional accumulations in your HVAC system and you should consider more frequent cleanings if these are currently present in your home. Accumulation of contaminants also makes your HVAC system work harder than it needs to, thus shortening the life of your system and wasting 25%-40% of the energy being used to maintain your desired temperature.
When you are ready to have your air ducts cleaned, Atlanta Air Care will first conduct a thorough inspection of your HVAC system prior to performing any work and disclose any problems we discover. Even though it is called “duct cleaning” we actually clean all components of your system, not just your supply and return air ductwork. Your supply register and return air grilles will be removed, cleaned, and properly reset. We will clean the air-stream side of the heat exchanger and the secondary heat exchanger, as well as clean and reinstall the unit’s blower motor, housing, and assembly. Properly cleaning HVAC systems requires removing the sources of contamination and then collecting those contaminants. We will use an agitation device designed to loosen contaminants from the surfaces throughout your system as well as apply continuous negative pressure (a specialized vacuum) to assist in loosening the contaminants as well as collecting and removing them. When possible, we will access the duct interiors through existing openings such as supply diffusers, return grills, duct end caps, and existing service openings. Our technicians may need to cut access holes (which they will professionally close) in some of your duct work in order to reach inside with various cleaning tools. We will respect you and every aspect of your home as we perform our work and happily answer any questions you have before, during, or after the cleaning.
There are several factors that will affect the total price of having your air ducts cleaned, but a clean HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard, leading to lower energy bills. So in addition to making sure the air in your home is as clean as possible, you are also ensuring your HVAC system will continue working at its peak performance for years to come. Consider air duct cleaning not only an investment in your and your family’s health, but also a necessary piece of maintenance for your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system.
Call Atlanta Air Care today and invest in your family’s health!