HVAC Cleaning and Sealing
HVAC duct systems are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the home with forced-air heating and cooling systems. A typical house will lose nearly 20-40% of the air moving through its duct system due to leaks, punctures, poor duct connections and kinked ductwork. These problems result in higher utility bills, difficulty heating and cooling rooms, stuffy/uncomfortable rooms and poor air quality. Having your HVAC system cleaned and sealed adds many benefits when done correctly including:
Comfort: Sealed and insulated ducts help eliminate discomfort. Rooms are appropriately cooled in the summer and heated in the winter.
Indoor Air Quality: Contaminants, allergens, odors, and dust can enter your duct system, triggering asthma and allergy problems. You can improve your indoor air quality with a proper HVAC cleaning, which will reduce pollutants that circulate through your home.
Safety: Gas appliances use ventilation systems to expel combustion gases (like carbon monoxide) from your home. Poor ventilation in your furnace along with leaky ductwork can cause these gases to get drawn back into your home instead of outside. These gases are odorless and extremely dangerous to breathe in.
Save Money: A typical home can lose as much as 20-40% of conditioned air. Sealing and insulating system can increase efficiency, lower energy bills and help your system to last longer because it takes less time to get to your desired temperature. Often, sealing and insulating pays for itself in energy savings.
Protect the Environment: Most power plants provide our home with energy from the use of fossil fuels. Less air pollution is generated when the amount of energy required to comfortably heat or cool your home is reduced.
Here is a checklist of improvements that should be done to your duct system:
- Damaged, poorly connected or improperly sized ducts should be repaired or replaced.
- Tangled or crushed flex duct should be straightened out
- Seal at connection, joints and seams.
- Grills and registers should be tightly sealed.
- Attics and crawl spaces are unconditioned areas. Ducts there should be insulated with an R-value of at least 6.
HVAC cleaning has many benefits when done correctly. Some benefits include removal of contaminants, allergens, and odors, plus it can help your equipment run more efficiently and improve air flow from your vents. Unfortunately, there are some companies that don’t do the work correctly and rob consumers of the full benefits of a thorough HVAC cleaning. Typically, they use under-powered equipment, are not properly licensed C-20 HVAC mechanical contractors, and/or are not certified with NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) as an ASCS (Air Systems Cleaning Specialist). To help you, we have a page dedicated to Things to ask before hiring an HVAC cleaner. If you would like to learn more, check out Our cleaning process. For a more technical guideline, we have our NADCA Approved HVAC duct cleaning procedure. Call us if you have any questions, we would be happy to answer them at 844-204-2360.