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5 Steps to Getting Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Updated: 4 days ago

Do you ever find yourself wondering why your energy bills seem so high? Have you noticed an increase in the amount of dust and debris circulating throughout your home or any strange odors coming from other rooms? If so, it’s possible that your air ducts need to be properly cleaned to improve your indoor air quality. This article is going to walk you through the 5-step process that Healthy Homes uses to help reduce your energy bill and improve your air quality!

1.) Use a variety of agitation tools to dislodge dirt, debris, and contaminants from the returns and supply vents.

To ensure clean ductwork, professionals use a variety of specialized tools. Among them are Rotary Brushes that spin around and break apart any blockages in airways, as well as an Air Hose connected to a powerful compressor which is inserted into critical areas for maximum debris removal!

2.) Use a HEPA-filtered vacuum cleaner and disinfectant to clean the vent covers and the furnace.

HEPA filters are the best way for capturing small particles such as allergens, molds, and dust. The High-Efficiency Particulate Air filtration system can trap even the smallest of particles - at .03 microns or larger! After vacuuming any dirt and debris within a furnace unit, it is important to further disinfect with an EPA-registered cleaner to ensure your space stays clean & healthy. Lastly don't forget about cleaning out those registers too; they require special attention so no particle gets left behind!

3.) Collect all debris and contaminants using a powerful truck-mounted vacuum.

To ensure an efficient deep clean of your home's HVAC system, a robust vacuum is essential. A commercial truck or trailer mount provides immense suction power that can draw more than 10,000 CFM (cubic feet per minute) - this is many times greater than the few thousand CFM offered by portable units! When attached to your furnace return line with a 6-8 inch hose, the entire air duct network acts like one giant vacuum cleaner -- totally removing any debris, mold, and pollutants from inside your residence into garbage bags hooked up outside.

4.) Create an access panel on the furnace to clean dust, debris, and mold from A-coil.

An A-Coil, commonly known as an evaporative coil, is shaped like the letter "A", a perfect descriptor for this important component of your home's HVAC system. These coils work hard to absorb heat from indoor air so you can enjoy better temperature control and comfort throughout your house. Neglecting regular cleaning could lead to dirt build-up and even mold growth - leading not only to discomfort but also higher energy bills due costlier operation of the unit. An EPA-registered cleaner should be used every few months or when needed in order to ensure that they remain clean and function properly!

5.) Apply an antimicrobial and antibacterial fog throughout the furnace and duct work to eliminate any mold spores and other contaminants and conduct a final Inspection.

To ensure your ducts are pristine, the last steps involve fogging them with an EPA-registered disinfectant. For optimal coverage during this process, it's best to keep a vacuum attached while fogging - preferably using all-natural options for maximum cleanliness! Afterward, we make sure to inspect everything one final time before declaring those vents spotless.

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