Air Duct Cleaning
Let’s Clear the Air
According to the national Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), the average six-room house collects 40 pounds of dirt, dust and allergens in its air ducts each year. That’s a big problem, considering that 40,000 dust mites can thrive in only one ounce of dust. Those little dust “bunnies” contain a host of unhealthy bacteria, fungi and mold. The EPA estimates indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Even worse, the contaminated air circulates throughout your house every time the heating or cooling system kicks on.
Improved Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality
Your wallet takes a hit as well. The build-up of dirt and debris prevents the air from flowing freely throughout the ventilation system. That means it works harder and costs more to operate. Over time, the problem only gets worse. Clear the air in your home with air duct cleaning and air vent cleaning services from the NADCA certified professionals at Stanley Steemer.
It’s also important to realize that many companies limit ventilation system cleaning to the air ducts. Not Stanley Steemer. We clean your entire ventilation system, including the HVAC unit, blower, evaporator coil and accessible components, as well as the individual air ducts, from the vent covers to the main trunk line. We also remove the vent covers, clean them, and then put them back in place. From duct cleaning to vent cleaning, we clean every part of your ventilation system.
Dryer Fire Prevention in Your Home
In addition to air duct cleaning, our certified technicians also clean dryer vents. having your dryer vents professionally cleaned regularly not only saves you money in energy efficiency, it can help prevent a dryer fire in your home.
Watch for the following signs that an air duct cleaning is overdue:
- Dirty supply and return vent covers.
- Dark filtration lines on the walls, ceiling or carpet that surround the vents.
- Excessive dust in the home.
- Variance in temperature or air flow throughout the house.
- An increase in the energy needed to operate the HVAC system at desired settings. This may indicate that dirt and debris are blocking coils and/or ductwork, restricting flow and spiking utility bills.
- New furnace or ductwork.
- A recent remodel/construction project.
- Water damage or flooding that occurred in the ductwork, which could cause sediment build-up in the system.
When it comes to air duct cleaning, Stanley Steemer never cuts corners. We don’t take what we do for granted. That's why we're proud to be NADCA certified. And we know that a cleaner, healthier home starts in your air ducts. We’re Stanley Steemer. We go beyond carpet cleaning.
Do all Stanley Steemer locations offer air duct cleaning?
No, this service is only offered in specific locations. To find out if it is offered in your area, please call 1-800-STEEMER (1-800-783-3637) and speak with a Customer Service Advisor.
What certifications does Stanley Steemer have for air duct cleaning?
Stanley Steemer is certified by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). You can take a look at the standards we follow on their web site at: http://www.nadca.com
Why should I have my air ducts cleaned?
Some of the reasons are:
- Dirt and debris may collect in your ventilation system blocking ductwork and key components of the furnace, including the evaporator coil and blower.
- Build-up of these contaminants in the system can restrict airflow causing it to work harder and longer, thus expending more energy.
- By cleaning the entire HVAC system, you may see an increase in the energy efficiency of your system, which in some cases translates to lower utility bills. These cleanings may also extend the life of your furnace or air conditioning system by reducing wear and tear.
Why should I have my entire system cleaned at the same time?
Unlike many cleaners, Stanley Steemer cleans your entire system, including all supply and return vents, air ducts, as well as furnace coils, blower, drain pan and air filter. By cleaning the whole system, you avoid dirt and debris from areas that weren’t cleaned blowing back into areas that were cleaned as soon as you turn on your furnace or air conditioner. Many other air duct companies will only clean a few vents at a time, or won’t clean the furnace, and the vents end up getting recontaminated because the whole system was not cleaned at one time.
Do I need to have my air ducts cleaned if my house is new?
Surprisingly enough, yes. Construction debris is one of the most common types of contamination that we find in air duct systems. Fine particulates, such as drywall dust or sawdust, as well as other materials, can make their way into your system when the construction crews are cleaning up. The only way to thoroughly remove all of these pollutants from your system is through professional cleaning