You’ve probably heard the saying, “There’s no such thing as a stupid question.” Many of us hesitate to ask questions, fearing they might seem trivial or “stupid.” But the truth is, asking questions is a valuable way to gain knowledge and clarity. In that spirit, we’d like to address some of the most common questions we receive regularly about air duct cleaning.
1. What are the Health Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning?
Research shows that HVAC systems act as collections for various contaminants like fungi, bacteria, dust particles, allergens, and more. These contaminants can affect indoor air quality. When you opt for air duct cleaning with Mr. Duct, our expert technicians will remove these contaminants, improving the air you breathe and enhancing indoor air quality.
2. Will Air Duct Cleaning Reduce Our Home Energy Bills?
Studies conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have demonstrated that cleaning HVAC systems can lead to more efficient operation by removing debris from sensitive mechanical components. Cleaner and more efficient systems are less likely to break down, have longer lifespans, and generally operate more effectively. This translates to energy savings and reduced utility bills.
3. How Should a Residential HVAC System Be Cleaned?
All duct cleaning services should follow the “source removal method.” This involves creating negative pressure in the HVAC system while technicians loosen and remove contaminants from each vent. Our National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) certified technicians at ABC Cleaning, Inc. follow this method meticulously. We use high-power HEPA filter vacuums to ensure that contaminants are removed from the system, leaving your home clean and safe.
4. Is Sanitizer Necessary for Air Duct Cleaning?
Many companies offer sanitization services, but according to the EPA, sanitizers are not recommended for use in HVAC systems. Mold, mildew, and bacteria can only thrive on organic material, which isn’t found in your vents after a thorough duct cleaning. The use of sanitizers or deodorizers can also pose chemical inhalation risks, so it’s best to avoid them.
5. How Often Should Air Ducts Be Cleaned?
According to NADCA, a total ventilation system cleaning should be done every 3-5 years. However, more frequent cleanings may be necessary if you have pets that shed, water damage, residents with allergies or asthma, after home renovations, or before moving into a new home.
6. How Long Does a Typical Air Duct Cleaning Take?
The duration of a residential HVAC system cleaning can vary depending on the system’s complexity. We recommend allowing at least 3-5 hours for our expert technicians to provide the best ductwork cleaning service. When our technicians arrive on-site, they can provide a more accurate time estimate.
7. Why Choose ABC Cleaning, Inc.?
At ABC Cleaning, Inc., we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and we’ve received the Angie’s List Super Service Award multiple times. We’re NADCA members and have been honored with several NADCA Safety Awards. Our technicians are certified Air Systems Cleaning Specialists (ASCS), ensuring adherence to NADCA standards. We prioritize cleaning over sales, provide transparent pricing, and conduct before-and-after video inspections to show the difference we make.
In conclusion, asking questions about air duct cleaning is anything but “stupid.” It’s a smart way to understand the importance of maintaining your HVAC system and ensuring a healthier, more efficient indoor environment. If you have more questions or need our services in Orlando, FL, please contact ABC Cleaning, Inc. at (407) 381-2120. We’re here to help you breathe easier and live more comfortably.