Whether your house is old or new, cleaning your air ducts is vital to your health. Newly constructed homes can have sheetrock insulation and other artifacts that can build up and create interruptions to the airflow in your air ducts. According to the EPA, a buildup of less than half an inch of dirt on a heating and cooling coil can decrease the efficiency by 21%.
Whenever the heating and cooling systems operate, contaminants, dust, and pollution settle in the ducts which makes them dirty. Over time these contaminants build up inside the ductwork, creating an ideal breeding ground for mold, bacteria, dust mites, fungus, and other microbes. You can guarantee that the air you breathe inside your home is healthful by keeping your furnace and ductwork clean. Additionally, it helps your HVAC system operate more effectively.
Duct cleaning typically takes two to four hours. AusTex uses its special tools and equipment to perform air duct cleaning in Austin.
Cleaning Methods for Duct Cleaning
There are two types of cleaning methods:
1. Portable Systems
In this method, the ducts are cleaned using a portable system that has a vacuum and hose attached to them. The technicians would carry them to a place where the ductwork cleaning is needed.
The brushes attached to the hose rotate and whip away any dust or debris and the vacuum sucks them with a power of 5,000 cubic feet per minute.
2. Truck Mounted Systems
For heavy-duty cleaning, especially in commercial areas, truck-mounted systems are used where the powerful vacuums with a large hose are mounted on a truck. It sucks the dust and debris with a suction power of about 12,000 cubic feet per minute.
3. Other methods
Besides portable and truck-mounted systems, some other methods are used too which include using rods that go deeper and collect all sorts of dust and debris. Octopus web with eight rubber fingers is used too which cleans the dirt smoothly.
At AusTex, we use all types of cleaning methods to ensure the proper cleaning of ductwork. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (512)-522-0569.
How the ducts are cleaned?
Our team of professionals arrives with all the equipment needed for the cleaning process. We arrive at the exact time that is decided on the phone call with our agent. First of all, we discuss with customers if they have anything in mind or any queries related to the process. Then we assess the current condition of the vents, ducts, and HVAC system and develop a plan accordingly.
Then starts the actual cleaning process which includes setting up a vacuum hose in the vents. The powerful vacuum is turned on and the dust and debris are pushed towards the vacuum. We use long rods for going deeper, and octopus web for complete cleaning of vents. Next, we clean the coils and evaporator to clean any mold and bacteria stored in them. We also replace the air filters if they cannot be cleaned by the regular process.
We also take before and after pictures of the process for full satisfaction of the customer and walk them through each room to assess the situation of the vents after cleaning them. Our team clears any mess caused by the cleaning process and leaves the house as it was before.
How can I Improve the Air Quality?
There are some precautionary measures to keep your ductwork clean and achieve better performance from them. Some of them are mentioned below:
Keep your air filter clean all the time. It’s better to use electrostatic filters which don’t need to be replaced and are 35% more efficient than regular filters.
Use a blower on the coils and evaporator every month so that the bacteria and mold don’t gather on them.
It’s better to clean the vents every 18 to 24 months to get improved air and increase the efficiency of the system.
Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning
- It can reduce visible mold growth in your house
- It reduces unpleasant odors
- It can make your HVAC system run more efficiently
- You can get rid of any insects or rodents
- It reduces the dust flowing out of your vents
Why Choose Us?
If you live in Austin and surrounding areas, you can search for air duct cleaning service near me, and our company AusTex Duct Cleaning will show up in the results and you can see the reviews of the customers who have enjoyed our services.
We love to provide quality services to our customers and that’s the reason we have many clients in Austin and surrounding areas who regularly get our air duct cleaning services we believe everyone has the right to clean air as it is so vital for their health.
If you need any references, like people, who have cleaned their ducts from our company, we would be happy to provide them so you can have full confidence in our services.
We perform dryer vent cleaning, attic insulation, chimney sweeps, hvac sanitization, and ultraviolet (UV) Light services too to ensure the complete cleaning of the house and get rid of all the dust and debris for a long time. Feel free to call us at (512) 522-0569 or schedule an appointment with us.