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Duct Cleaning 101

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Did you know, according to the American Lung Association, most people spend 60-90% of their time indoors? This makes clean air important!

Since we spend so much time indoors, having clean air is one of the most important things you can do for yourself, your family, your home, and even your wallet! Why should you get your ducts cleaned? It's simple — because they get dirty! Not only does dust and dirt accumulate in the ductwork, but other pollutants, such as pet hair/dander, smoke, cooking odors, and microbial growth, will cause the airflow to become contaminated! If you have someone in your home who is more sensitive to these contaminants and/or suffers from allergies or asthma, then getting your ducts cleaned should be a no-brainer! 

How Does Duct Cleaning Work?

F.H. Furr uses NADCA’s certified cleaning process with two key components:

1. Break Contaminants Loose: 

Properly cleaning HVAC systems requires removing the sources of contamination. Source removal begins with the use of one or more agitation devices designed to loosen contaminants from the surface within the duct system.

2. Collect Contaminants:
The entire HVAC ductwork system is under continuous negative pressure (vacuum) to prevent the spread of contaminants. This allows very fine particles to be removed from the system as they become airborne, ensuring that these particles are not released into the living space when the system is turned on after the cleaning. 

 

What Can I Do Between Cleanings? 

  1. Change your filters every three months; if your filters seem to get dirtier quicker, you may want to change them more frequently. 
  2. Dust and vacuum regularly. 
  3. When undergoing any type of construction that produces dust and debris, seal off the registers, and do not operate your HVAC system until after the dust and debris are cleaned up.

At F.H. Furr, your safety and comfort are important to us. Keeping your air ducts clean will protect your family from airborne allergens and harmful pollutants and will help keep your HVAC system working at peak efficiency, saving you money each month! Call on our expert duct cleaners today! 

 

Topics: Ductwork Duct Cleaning HVAC Allergies