In order for your air conditioning and forced-air heating system to work their best, they need to have clean “lungs,” i.e. air ducts. Even a thin layer of dust along the inside of ductwork can create friction against the movement of air that will cause your comfort system to start to work harder. This increased strain will lead to higher utility bills and greater wear and tear. Your ducts will probably need cleaning every other year, although sometimes more frequently depending on how much contamination enters the ductwork.
To clean ducts requires the work of specialists with professional-grade equipment. You cannot do the work on your own using a vacuum with a long hose. Call a company like SPS Mechanical Inc. to handle this job. We will not only take care of your duct cleaning in Cherry Hill, NJ, we can perform duct testing and inspections to see that your ducts aren’t suffering from leaks or defects that will increase the contamination inside them.
The Professional Method of Duct Cleaning
The way that trained duct cleaners do their job is through the use of power vacuums and agitation equipment. Sometimes, they will also use non-toxic sanitizers and deodorizers.
The main part of duct cleaning involves changing the pressure throughout the ventilation system. The technicians seal off all the vents in the house, then attach a large power vacuum to the duct that exits from the indoor air conditioner/heater cabinet. The vacuum places the ventilation under “negative pressure” that causes the pollutants like dust, dander, dirt, and other debris to loosen from the ductwork walls, making them easier for the vacuum to suction up.
To attack dirt in specific areas, the duct cleaners will open up the registers and insert long vacuum hoses with rotary brushes attached. The action of these brushes dislodges particles from the duct walls without damaging the ductwork material and allows for easy removal.
Once the technicians have finished a thorough cleaning (which should take only a few hours and offer minimal disruption to your daily activities), they will reconnect the heater and air conditioner and reactivate the HVAC system.
Duct Cleaning is Beneficial for Household Health As Well
The cleaning job described above will not only help you maintain an efficient air conditioner and heater, but it will improve the indoor air quality of your home. Duct cleaning eliminates many particles that will trigger asthma and allergy attacks. If you live in a home with people who suffer from asthma and allergies, you need to make duct cleaning an important regular (probably annual) service. Significant contamination build-up will also begin to affect people without health conditions, and lead to a generally unpleasant environment.
SPS Mechanical Inc. offers top-quality duct cleaning service in Cherry Hill, NJ to see that you have a healthy HVAC system and healthy indoor air. Give us a call today to schedule your next service appointment.