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Choosing A Duct Cleaner
Millions of Americans have had their home air conditioning systems and ductwork cleaned in recent years. Cleaning ducts reduces dust, improves AC efficiency, and lowers indoor air pollution risks in homes.
The NADCA, a non-profit group, made a guide for people to use when picking an air duct cleaning company. NADCA offers these suggestions for selecting an air duct cleaner
- Make sure the cleaning contractor uses “source removal” cleaning methods designed to extract the debris within your air conditioning system. The routine application of encapsulants to seal debris within ductwork is not recommended.
- Get references from past jobs. Ask customers about their satisfaction with the duct cleaning service. Inquire if they found it helpful and if they experienced any issues with their AC system afterwards.
- See if the duct cleaning company is a member in good standing of your local Better Business Bureau. Check if the duct cleaner has experience with air conditioning systems like yours. Also, ask how long the cleaning technicians who will be working on your system have been doing duct cleaning.
- Make sure the duct cleaner takes care to protect your home and belongings. Duct cleaning is a relatively routine process and you should not have to do any unusual house cleaning after the job
- Make sure that any chemicals used in the cleaning process are EPA registered for the intended application. You may also request a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
- Ensure the cleaner you pick follows the NADCA 1992-01 standard for cleaning non-porous air system parts.
- Ask if the firm has all of the necessary business and professional licenses. Some states have recently passed statutes which require that air duct cleaners hold air conditioning contractors’ licenses or similar professional licenses.
- Watch out for “add-on” sales. Some cleaners may have a starting price but might add extra charges for using sanitizers or other related services. Make sure you have agreed on the total cost and scope of the job before work begins.
- Confirm that the duct cleaner is a member in good standing of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. Choosing a NADCA member guarantees a thorough cleaning of your facility according to the association’s performance standard.
Cleaning your home’s air ducts is optional. However, it is important to have a preventive maintenance program. This program helps reduce duct contamination.
To prevent dirt from entering the system:
- Use the highest efficiency air filter recommended by the manufacturer of your heating and cooling system.
- Change filters regularly.
- If your filters become clogged, change them more frequently.
- Be sure you do not have any missing filters and that air cannot bypass filters through gaps around the filter holder.
- When you get your heating and cooling system checked, ask the service provider to clean the cooling coils and drain pans.
- If there is dust in your home from construction or renovation, close the supply and return registers. Do not use the heating and cooling system until the dust is cleaned up.
- Remove dust and vacuum your home regularly. (Use a high efficiency vacuum (HEPA) cleaner or the highest efficiency filter bags your vacuum cleaner can take. Vacuuming can increase the amount of dust in the air during and after vacuuming as well as in your ducts).
- If you have a humidifier in your heating system, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for using and maintaining it.
- Promptly and properly repair any leaks or water damage.
- Be careful with cooling coils. They take out water from the air and can make the system damp, causing mold to grow.
- Make sure the condensate pan drains properly. The presence of substantial standing water and/or debris indicates a problem requiring immediate attention. Check any insulation near cooling coils for wet spots.
- Make sure ducts are properly sealed and insulated in all non-air-conditioned spaces (e.g., attics and crawl spaces). This prevents moisture from entering the system and is important for the system to work properly. To prevent water condensation, the heating and cooling system must be properly insulated.
To prevent ducts from becoming wet:
Moisture should not be present in ducts. Controlling moisture is the most effective way to prevent biological growth in air ducts.
Moisture can enter the duct system through leaks or if the system has been improperly installed or serviced. Research shows that condensation on air conditioning coils is a big cause of moisture contamination in the system.
Condensation or high humidity can indicate mold growth on ducts. Controlling moisture can often be difficult, but here are some steps you can take:
Knowledge about the potential benefits and possible problems of air duct cleaning is limited. Because every home is unique, it is impossible to say if cleaning your air ducts would be helpful.
You don’t need to clean your air ducts if: – Nobody in your home has allergies or unexplained symptoms. – You don’t see any signs of dust or mold in your air ducts.
It is normal for the return registers to get dusty as dust-laden air is pulled through the grate. This doesn’t mean your air ducts have lots of dust or dirt; you can easily vacuum or clean the registers.
If your family has strange symptoms or illnesses that could be from your home, talk to your doctor about it.
EPA has a free guide called Indoor Air Quality: An Introduction for Health Professionals. You can get it by contacting IAQ INFO at the listed number. You can get a free EPA booklet from IAQ INFO called The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality. It helps you find and solve indoor air quality issues.
You might want to clean your air ducts because they can get dirty and should be cleaned every now and then. There is ongoing debate about the value of periodic duct cleaning. However, there is no evidence to suggest that it is harmful when done correctly.
If a service provider doesn’t clean ducts properly, duct cleaning can lead to indoor air problems. A bad vacuum system can release more dust and dirt than if you didn’t clean the ducts.
An unskilled service provider can cause damage to your ducts or HVAC system. This can result in increased energy bills or the need for costly repairs or replacements.
You should consider having the air ducts in your home cleaned if:
There is a lot of mold growing inside the ducts or on parts of your heating and cooling system. There are several important points to understand concerning mold detection in heating and cooling systems:
- Ask the service provider to show you any hidden mold in your heating and cooling system.
- Even if something appears to be mold, only an expert can determine if it is actually mold. To confirm its identity, they may need to analyze it in a laboratory. They might need to analyze it in a lab to be sure. For around $50, certain labs can determine if a sample on sticky tape is mold or something similar.
- If your air duct insulation gets wet or moldy, it can’t be cleaned well and should be taken out and replaced.
- If the conditions causing the mold growth in the first place are not corrected, mold growth will recur.
Ducts are infested with vermin, e.g. (rodents or insects); or
Ducts are blocked with too much dust and dirt, and particles are released into your home from the vents.