Jacksonville Duct Inspection, Cleaning and Sealing Service
In almost any dwelling, duct work plays an integral part in delivering cool and heated air as required. Because these systems use what is call forced-air, the contaminants in your house are just re-circulated through the duct work. Without proper maintenance, ducts collect dust and particles over time. If you have a clean duct system, it will help your central air conditioner or furnace run more efficiently and keep everyone in the home breathing easier. Conversely, dirty ducts can lead to wasted energy and reduced indoor air quality. To deal with those issues, you will need periodic cleaning of the ducts by a professional.
As a rule of thumb, ducts should be cleaned every 2 to 4 years, depending on many factors including smokers, pets, dust, debris and the general home cleanliness. Other factors may require your ducts to be cleaned sooner. If you have any mold or vermin in your duct system, it will need cleaning immediately. Additionally, if there is visible dust or dirt coming out of the ventilation system, it needs to be cleaned up right away. Sometimes the way that the duct work was installed will deteriorate over time, especially in older homes. Many spider systems retain moisture, and since most ducts systems are contained in attics, the insulation used to cover them may need replacing or repaired.
We start the cleaning process by first inspecting all the returns and vents to ensure readiness for cleaning. We then begin removing duct registers/grills to the entire duct system, which may mean opening up some new access points if necessary. Our HVAC technicians use specially manufactured RotoBrush equipment to dislodge dust and debris without damaging the ducts themselves, while using a high-powered vacuum system to remove the dust and particles away. Finally, we sanitize the system to keep the ducts clean going forward and put the whole system back together.
After ducts have been cleaned, most people notice an immediate difference including a cleaner smell in the air and reduced symptoms for any asthma or allergy sufferers living in the home. Since having your ducts cleaned by a professional, the system will stay clean for several years, and you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of the duct cleaning for quite some time.
D&T is an expert in all aspects of your HVAC system, from maintaining proper indoor air quality to servicing, repairing and replacing worn out parts to keep your heating and cooling temperatures where you want them throughout the year.