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Nov 7

Myths about Air Duct Cleaning

You could believe that cleaning the air ducts on a frequent basis is a good method of ensuring efficient heating and cooling as well as preventing expensive repairs. In most cases, however, it's the opposite.


Keep Your Ducts Clean

Some homeowners believe that by using a vacuum cleaner and a long dust brush they can clean their ducts on their own. It's a mistake. Duct Cleaning Colorado springs is not a DIY job. Only use a professional who is certified using the proper tools and equipment.


To clean air ducts, using a top-quality roto-bristol-brush machine is used with HEPA filters (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) vacuum. The brush is passed through the ducts multiple times. It starts at the farthest duct running away from the furnace.


A technician starts with the duct's furthest run, then pushes the machine along each run several times to clean dirt and dust. To ensure that no debris remains, it's suggested that the furnace and the indoor coils be cleaned thoroughly.


The Realities of Duct Cleaning


When the situation requires it, Elevation Mechanical LLC does air duct cleaning for colorado springs customers. There are some common duct cleaning fallacies that need to be dispelled before deciding whether cleaning ducts is the best solution to keep your HVAC functioning properly.


1. Cleaning the ducts improves airflow.


False. If you're having issues with air movement or hot or cold spots, or even a lack of heating or cooling within your home, duct cleaning is not a permanent solution. It is only microscopic particles that can be eliminated from your duct system through duct cleaning. The cleaning process will not alter the layout of your duct design, increase airflow or even rebalance your system of ducts. You won't be able to plug any holes in the ducts by cleaning.


A professional-conducted Flow Hood test to measure the amount of air pushed through your HVAC system, as well as a thorough duct examination, are required to resolve airflow concerns adequately. Here are some possible solutions:


2. Ducts need to be cleaned every three to five years.


It is not the case. While air duct cleaning may be necessary to eliminate accumulated particles that interfere with efficient HVAC operation, this should not be a concern that occurs every few years. Regular HVAC maintenance does not include duct cleaning. If your ductwork has been correctly sealed, there is no need to wash it. Follow the recommendations of the manufacturer for changing your filters. To get rid of dust you should vacuum the floor registers at least every six months.

3. Cleaning the ducts eliminates any odors or mold.


Certainly not. Absolutely not. Duct cleaning alone does not eliminate odors from your HVAC system. Some companies offer an interim solution using a microbial spray within their duct cleaning service. The scents will return!


Spraying fragrances doesn't remove the cause of the odors. In order to completely eliminate the odors, you must first remove the source. This can include but is not restricted to the following:


  • Rodents

  • Animal waste, such as fur or feces, can cause problems.

  • The ductwork that's not properly sealed can allow outside air to get into the attic space or crawl space.

  • Growth of mold and moisture

  • Air duct cleaning can remove particulate matter. But it's not enough to eliminate the factors that trigger them. Once the odors have gone then you may want to think about replacing or installing an air filtration system in order to keep your air clean and healthy.


4. They won't suffer damage by cleansing the air ducts.


It's a fact! Certain kinds of ducting are more prone to being damaged more than others. Before you begin cleaning your ducts make sure that you have these:


Flexible ductwork is made up of a spring that is wrapped in an extremely thin layer of plastic. Insulation protects the duct from heat. The exterior cover of the duct is then wrapped around that. The fragile plastic wrap surrounding the spring could be damaged by heat generated by the attic or walls. When you clean, this type of ducting is most subject to damage. The more ductwork is older and more prone to damage, the more likely it is to be damaged.


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Colorado Springs, Co
(719) 460-7091!