Duct Cleaning & Vent CleaningThe Villages, FL, Ocala, FL, Homosassa Springs, FL, Dunnellon, FL, Silver Springs Shores, FL, Belleview, FL
We promote a healthy home!
Sometimes the smallest repairs and maintenance such as air duct cleaning can make all the difference in keeping your HVAC system operating at peak efficiency. Let A&R Heating & Air show you how our air duct cleaning services can lower your energy bills and improve the air quality in your home or business.
Today’s Indoor Air Quality Problems
Since the early 2000s, federal, state and local construction codes have been continuously modified to accommodate the national energy efficiency initiative. While per capita energy consumption in modern buildings has declined significantly, the unintended consequence has been a substantial reduction in the quality of indoor air.
On a daily basis, buildings and the people in them generate a considerable quantity of pollutants including dander, dirt, pollen, dust and other ultra-fine particulate matter. When the HVAC system fan engages, these irritants are circulated throughout the indoor space between 5 and 7 times per day. Equipment performance is also adversely affected since the air handler and evaporator coil accumulate layers of grime, which reduces the efficiency of the energy transfer process. Without cleaning and maintenance, mold, fungi and other undesirable organisms will begin to flourish, which can cause serious health conditions.
The Duct Cleaning Process
Duct cleaning is a process designed to remove accumulated debris and other contaminants from concealed areas inside your heating and cooling system. This includes the heat exchanger, air handler, indoor coil, plenum, motors, housings and registers.
After selecting a central location, our technicians access the air distribution network and use specialized tools to inspect the interior surface of the ductwork and other critical components. We evaluate the condition of the system and design a strategy that will optimize the efficiency of the cleaning process.
After sealing off the grilles and registers with oversized tape, an industrial-grade vacuum is attached to the supply and return sides of the system in succession. The ductwork is placed under a powerful negative pressure, which immediately removes large chunks of dirt, lint and other debris.
A mechanical brush or compressed-air whip is fed into the ductwork and used to dislodge any remaining material still adhered to the interior surfaces. If the technician identifies any active mold or fungi colonies, the duct system can be treated with an environmentally-friendly biocide, which will kill the organisms and prohibit any future growth. Our technicians also clean air vents and return grilles to ensure proper air flow throughout the building.
The Many Benefits of Clean Ductwork
Air distribution systems that are poorly maintained can have a negative impact on the performance of HVAC equipment. Annual service by a professional duct cleaning company can provide numerous benefits.
- Reduced HVAC Operating Costs: Dust, grime and dirt slowly degrade the efficiency of furnaces and air conditioners. Coils caked with sticky filth must work longer and harder to meet the thermostat call. Ductwork with obstructions will increase static pressure and decrease the air flow in the living environment.
- Superior Indoor Air Quality: Modern homes have tight perimeters, and contaminants can become trapped inside any building that lacks an adequate fresh air pathway. This condition will aggravate allergies, asthma and other respiratory ailments. The epidemic of poor indoor air quality is so pervasive that the EPA has listed it as one of the top five most serious environmental hazards. Regular duct cleaning helps remove the source of the pollution, which leaves the air indoors clean and smelling fresh.
- Lower Furnace and AC Repair Costs: The majority of HVAC equipment problems are caused by poor maintenance and the accumulation of contaminants in the air distribution pathway. Obstructions in the ductwork will affect the velocity and delivery of the airflow through the system. Performance reductions raise operating and repair costs, which often results in a much higher failure rate.
The Best in Indoor Air Quality Services
A&R Heating and Air understands that there is nothing more important than the health of your family. We can develop a complete indoor air quality strategy that includes duct cleaning and other advanced IAQ products manufactured by Carrier. For more information, we encourage you to contact one of our courteous specialists.