Insulation Services

Insulation Services

Get comfortable and save money on power bills at the same time with our professional insulation services! Read on here to learn all about the topic.

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Dryer Vent Cleaning

Dryer Vent Cleaning

One of the most challenging pieces of equipment to maintain properly is the industrial dryer. Because they’re so big and expensive, they tend not to be replaced on a regular basis.

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Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

If you haven’t done proper maintenance of your air ducts and your HVAC unit then the air in your home may be of poor quality but if you feel that your home has good air quality then you can always double check by air quality testing.

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How to Clean Air Ducts

12/16/2013 Back To Blog

How to Clean Air DuctsThe ducts that circulate hot or cold air inside a home typically snake their way through crawlspaces, attics, basements, and ceilings. Over time, some of the dust in these areas finds its way into the ductwork contaminating the air flowing inside. Although ducts have filters to trap dust or any other contaminant, these do get dirty as well. The good news is you do not have to hire a professional to clean dirty ducts. You can do it on your own over the weekend.

To start with, check the grills that cover air ducts to determine whether they really need cleaning.

Grills that have lint or any other type of dirt show that the ducts are dirty and need cleaning. In some cases, checking the grills alone is not enough. You might still find that the filters are dirty when you peek inside. Just remove the grill and look inside the ductwork. Signs of dust show that you need to clean the duct.

At the same time, you will require tools such as a screwdriver, gloves, vacuum cleaner, rags, and soft brushes. Make sure you turn off the air conditioning unit before you start cleaning the ducts. Proceed to remove the air filters and replace them if they are dirty. In general, you should replace filters every six months.

After this, use a screwdriver to remove vent and duct covers. Use a soft brush and a rag to clean the covers. A vacuum comes in handy when you have to clean hard to reach areas in an air duct. However, vacuum gently to avoid dropping some cleaning elements inside the ductwork.

Remember dirt can accumulate on the cooling coils of an air conditioner or heater fan blades. However, cleaning these requires one to remove the fan and cooling coil covers. It is advisable to hire a professional to carry out this part of air duct cleaning. You do not want to damage your HVAC system. When you have finished cleaning the ducts, replace the vents and ducts.

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