Now that we’re in the warmer temperatures and running our AC, it’s time you make sure your system is CLEAN! While some say that there are health benefits to keeping your air ducts clean, it is a proven fact that but having your ducts cleaned and all the junk removed can boost the efficiency of your HVAC system.
Did you know that approximately 5-7 times a day the air in your home circulates through the air ducts of your HVAC heating and cooling system, carrying with it the dust and debris of everyday living. If you’re like me, and haven’t changed your filter in an embarrassing amount of time (think…. almost a year…), that’s super gross!
Your furnace filter catches much of the stuff (unless you’re like me & don’t change your filter!), but neglect, remodeling projects, or less than professional duct installation can lead to a buildup of gunk inside your ductwork that threatens the efficiency of your HVAC system.
Wondering how to get those ducts cleaned? South Nashville Heating and Cooling can help rid your house of that gross circulating dust and debris!
How are ducts cleaned? Dislodging and removing dust and debris is done with one or more of the following methods:
1. Hand-held vacuuming: Workers use a brush attached to a large portable vacuum equipped with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter. This method may leave pockets of dust behind.
2. Mechanical brush: A rotating brush is fed into the ductwork. A truck-mounted vacuum sucks away debris. Before choosing this method, make sure your system is in good shape as this brush could harm poorly installed systems.
3. Air sweep: A truck-mounted vacuum system takes away dust and debris dislodged by a compressed-air hose fed into the ducts.
Of the three above methods, the air sweep method usually does the most effective job. To figure out what method is best for your home, give South Nashville Heating and Cooling a call! This family-owned and operated business has been taking care of HVAC systems for over 30 years! Give us a call today at 615-834-1636 to see how we can get your system in good shape for summer!
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