Duct Cleaning Vancouver WA and Portland
Duct Cleaning is an Important Component of Your Indoor Air Quality
Duct cleaning is a hot topic in the world of HVAC and Indoor Air Quality. Some contractor’s say it should be apart of your annual maintenance, some believe it varies from home to home, and others say it should never be done.
So the question is should a duct cleaning be performed and if yes, how often? According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) a good rule of thumb is if the ductwork in your home appears to be dirty, then it probably is and if it is then you need a ductwork cleaning.
Your HVAC system acts as the lungs of your home. When your HVAC system is running it is breathing in and out just like a respiratory system. Studies show that through day to day living up to 40 lbs of dirt is produced in a six-bedroom home annually. When your HVAC system runs, the pollutants are circulated through your home 5-7 times each day. This constant circulation of pollutants is what creates dirt and dust build up in your ductwork.
Dust build up in your ductwork can irritate or inflame health problems such asthma, allergies, or other respiratory problems. Restricted air flow in your ductwork can also decrease efficiency and put unnecessary strain on your HVAC equipment.
Miller’s has some of the most efficient equipment for duct cleaning, Vancouver WA.
When should I get a ductwork cleaning, Vancouver, WA and Portland?
Overtime pollutants build-up inside your ductwork. This build-up is made up of dirt, dander, mold, fungi, bacteria, dust and other contaminants. We have found that on average ductwork cleanings should be performed every 5-7 years. Although, the frequency of duct cleaning may vary from home to home.
Factors that can affect the rate in which ductwork build-up occurs and how often duct cleanings should be performed:
- The number of smokers in the home
- The number of pets in the home
- Water damage to the heating and cooling system
- Water contamination to the home itself
- The number of persons who suffer from allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems
- Current remodeling projects
- Current renovation projects
How much is a duct cleaning?
The Environmental Protection Agency says ductwork cleaning services typically range from $450 – $1000 per HVAC system. Beware of companies that charge a nominal fee. These companies will often perform a poor duct cleaning. The best way to perform ductwork cleaning is using the Source Removal method.
A Source Removal duct cleaning method uses negative pressure, a compressor and a powerful vacuum to clean the ductwork. The system first draws air through the ductwork. Next, devices are then placed inside the ductwork and used to knock loose dirt and other contaminants that are stuck to the ducts. Then the vacuum extracts all the debris and they are removed from the HVAC system.
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