“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
― Benjamin Franklin
While this quote is centuries old, it is as relevant today as it was when Benjamin Franklin first spoke these words. When it comes to preparing for winter, preparation is key to saving you valuable time and expense. Our home is usually the single largest expenditure in life. A well cared for home, ensures your family’s safety and comfort. read more…
I know, it’s still blazing hot outside and the AC is running more than ever. So why am I sharing Fall heating tips? Because Fall is right around the corner and crisp Autumn evenings will soon be here. I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to cooler weather. read more…
Indoor home cooling consists of keeping the cool air in and the heat out. There are several no cost or low cost steps you can take to help keep your home cool this summer; some of which are outlined below. read more…
Air Duct Cleaning
Clean air ducts are probably low on the list of things you consider as the seasons change. However, you should consider the following and I’m sure you will see why this is an important part of home safety.
What are the signs to look for to know if your air ducts need cleaned:
• An air duct with water damage.
• Mold, mildew, slime.
• Buildup that restricts air-flow.
• Dust, cobwebs, or other debris visibly blowing from ductwork/registers.
• Evidence of insect or rodent infestation.
• Offensive odors from your ductwork or HVAC system.
• Frequent bouts of illness or allergies among your family.
• Fiberglass ductwork, which collects contaminants more easily than sheet metal
Come on, is it really that important?
Duct cleaning has been shown to reduce the growth of allergens, as well as increase the efficiency of your system. In fact, in some cases of extreme buildup, it can increase efficiency as much as 40 percent! That’s a huge savings and more than covers the cost of the service.
How are air ducts cleaned?
Duct cleaning depends on the extent of buildup in your ducts. A trained technician will inspect each air duct, opening all access panels. Once it is determined cleaning is necessary, equipment will be gathered to address your cleaning needs. In addition to cleaning supply ducts, return ducts, air vents, and diffusers, your system will also undergo routine cleaning and maintenance as well, addressing system components such as your heat exchanger, coils, drain pan, fan motor and housing, and system housing. This ensures thorough cleaning results as well as the smooth and efficient operation. In all cases of duct cleaning, it is also necessary to address the source of the dirty air duct to prevent recurrence.
Is it safe?
For safety reasons, we recommend duct cleaning be performed when your home is unoccupied. Special equipment is used for the safety of the air quality in your home, including filters, ventilation equipment, containment barriers, and more.
Is this a do it yourself project?
Poor air duct cleaning practices have actually been shown to decrease the air quality in your home. Be certain to protect your home and family by choosing a license HVAC company that is trained and proficient.
Contact Evans Air Services today and schedule your appointment!