Air Duct Cleaning for Commercial Purposes
Air duct cleaning is as important in commercial buildings as it is in residential ones, particularly in humid areas like Orlando, Florida. Air duct cleaning not only keeps the system dust free but also reduces energy and utility costs as well as improve the indoor air quality (IAQ). According to the US Department of Energy, compressor energy consumption increases by up to 30 percent due to dirty condenser coils.
The system’s efficiency is greatly compromised if the air ducts aren’t cleaned or if they aren’t cleaned properly with the help of powerful machines. Contaminants on condenser coils act as the insulators; they decrease the amount of heat transfer which is imperative for cooling a building. Because of this interrupted air flow the system has to work longer and harder in order to maintain the desired humidity and temperature in the building. Dust particles or other contaminants also decrease the efficiency of the air conditioning unit due to decreased amount of air flow.
Maintaining the level of moisture is also quite necessary for indoor air quality to be maintained and to keep the systems running smoothly. Air duct cleaning not only cleans the system of contaminants but also of moisture and organic build ups.
What Needs to Be Cleaned?
Complete and thorough air duct cleaning requires efficiently cleaning all the components of the system, including the fans, evaporator coils, fan housings, ducts, exhausts etc. Commercial air ducts cannot be cleaned manually and require heavy and high powered equipment to ensure that the ducts are properly cleaned.
Why is it a Necessity?
Commercial properties like malls, hospitals and schools are used publically and thus it is important that their needs and comfort are well taken care of. Poor air quality indoors can not only be discomforting but also propose health risks to those with allergies or other respiratory problems.
What Needs to Be Cleaned?
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends scheduled HVAC inspection to preserve energy, maintain indoor air quality and to reduce the utility costs. For industrial and commercial buildings the recommended schedule is as follows:
- Air handling unity once a year for industrial and commercial buildings
- Supply ductwork at least once a year for industrial buildings
- Supply ductwork once every two years for commercial buildings
- Return ductwork/exhaust once a year for industrial buildings
- Return ductwork/exhaust once every two years for commercial buildings.
The fans however need to be cleaned more regularly and the filters should be changed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Cleaning fan and coil assemblies will save you money and hassle in the long run. They work more efficiently for relatively lesser energy. This will not only cut down on your utility bills but also will maintain the systems efficiency and prolong the system’s life.
Air duct cleaning is not a matter of choice or option, it is smart business and higher quality of service for your consumers. Be sure to entrust an NADCA certified service provider for air duct cleaning to make sure that the efforts were worth the money invested.
About ABC Cleaning, Inc.
If you need more information about our air duct cleaning, dryer vent &/or chimney cleaning services, please contact us at 407-344-1012. ABC’s staff has been providing honest air duct, dryer vent & chimney services for 20 years. Our Central Florida company has its main office in Orlando, FL. ABC Cleaning, Inc. is proud to serve residential and commercial customers throughout Central Florida (Orange County, Seminole County, Lake County, Brevard County, Volusia County). Our certified staff specialize in air duct cleaning & disinfecting, mold & mildew treatments, chimney cleaning & repair, and dryer vent cleaning.