The Snelling Company‘s truck mounted system is one of the most powerful available, and is designed to give residential duct systems the best cleaning possible. With over 12,000 CFM of suction (this is five times more powerful than the normal airflow through your system) and 250 PSI of blasting pressure, you can be assured you are getting the best possible cleaning on the market today.
During cleaning, the entire HVAC system is placed under continuous negative pressure (vacuum) to prevent the spread of contaminants. Continuous negative pressure allows very fine particles to be removed from the system as they become airborne, ensuring that these particles are not released into the living space when the system is turned on after cleaning. This negative pressure also serves to extract the loosened contaminants, which are collected and removed from your home and distributed to the trucks debris collection.
HVAC system cleaning is not a complex process, but each job is unique. Where possible, access to duct interiors should be made through existing openings such as supply diffusers, return grills, duct end caps, and existing service openings. Cleaning technicians may need to cut access holes in the duct work in order to reach inside with various cleaning tools. Creation of these service openings, and their subsequent closure, requires craftsmanship and professional skills.
Are there any health benefits that come from HVAC system cleaning?
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have been shown to act as a collection source for a variety of contaminants that have the potential to affect health, such as mold, fungi, bacteria, and very small particles of dust. The removal of such contaminants from the HVAC system and home should be considered as one component in an overall plan to improve indoor air quality.
How should a residential HVAC system be cleaned?
The most effective way to clean air ducts is to use “source removal” techniques. This process is the highest standard in the industry and is the only method endorsed by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association.
This requires a contractor to place the system under negative pressure, through the use of a specialized, powerful vacuum. While the vacuum draws air through the system, devices are inserted into the ducts to dislodge any debris that might be stuck to interior surfaces. The debris can then travel down the ducts to the vacuum, which removes it from the system and the home.
What could possibly be in my air ducts?
What could be in your air ducts is the same things that are in your vacuum cleaner bag. Picture a full vacuum cleaner bag. This bag may contain any or all of the following debris: carpet fibers, skin scale and hair, dust mites and their feces, food crumbs, pet food and cat litter, mold and mildew, drywall dust and new construction debris, insect and rodent excrements and remains, bacteria, pet hair and dander.
How often should I have my ducts cleaned?
The industry average is to have air ducts cleaned every 4-6 years. More frequent cleaning may be preferred due to the following:
- Smoker(s) in the house
- Having pets that shed
- Constantly dusting furniture
- Family members that suffer from allergies, asthma, headaches, sinus or nasal congestion
- Home renovation or remodeling
Even if you are the best housekeeper in the world, what about the person that lived there before you? New home? In almost every case pieces of sheetrock and sheetrock dust, dirt, nails, pop cans, and other debris fall into your registers during the construction of your home.
Will HVAC system cleaning reduce our home energy bills?
Research has demonstrated that HVAC system cleaning may allow systems to run more efficiently by removing debris from sensitive mechanical components. Clean, efficient systems are less likely to break down, have a longer life span, and generally operate more effectively than dirty systems.
The Snelling Company’s truck mounted duct cleaning system provides a complete, thorough cleaning process. Your home’s indoor air quality will improve making the air you breathe more comfortable and healthy. For a cleaner, healthier home call us today!