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Air Duct Cleaning
What are the health benefits of Air Duct Cleaning?
Research has indicated that heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems act as a contaminant collection source. These contaminants include fungi, bacteria, dust particles, allergens, and other materials. Smile expert technicians will remove all of the contaminants from your HVAC system, bringing you one step closer to improved indoor air quality.
Will Air Duct Cleaning reduce our home energy bills?
Research by the U.S. EPA has demonstrated that HVAC system cleaning may allow systems to run more efficiently by removing debris from sensitive mechanical components. Clean, efficient systems are less likely to break down, have a longer life span, and generally operate more effectively than dirty systems.
Our total ventilation system cleaning should help your system to operate at its maximum efficiency. As components of your HVAC system become caked with dirt and debris, they may take longer to reach the set temperature on your thermostat, costing you hundreds of dollars on your heating and cooling bills.
Our duct work cleaning service will clear these parts of contaminants and help to prevent their accumulation in the future. Clean, efficient systems are less likely to break down, have a longer life span, and should result in energy savings.
How should a residential HVAC system be cleaned?
All duct work cleaning services should follow the “source removal method.”
This method requires that the entire HVAC system be put under negative pressure while a technician loosens all contaminants in each vent.
The contaminants are removed via negative pressure through a closed system, ensuring no dirt gets into your home. We attach our high-power, HEPA filter vacuum to your system, which collects contaminants from the system throughout the entirety of the service.
The air duct cleaners will then systematically clean every vent, using the Viper Whip tool to ensure that no dirt is left within the individual ducts. After all material is agitated, the debris collected from the interior surfaces of the vents will be pulled out of the system by our vacuum.
How often should the air ducts be cleaned?
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) maintains that a total ventilation system cleaning should be performed every 3-5 years.
Customers who have the following might also want to consider more frequent cleanings:
Pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander
Water contamination or damage
Residents with allergies or asthma
After home renovations or remodeling
Prior to occupancy of a new home
How long does a typical Air Duct Cleaning take?
The amount of time it takes to clean a residential HVAC system can vary, depending on the complexity of the system. We ask for at least 1-3 hours in your home so that we can ensure that our expert technicians have provided the best ductwork cleaning service in Georgialand. Once the technicians arrive on site, they should be able to narrow the time estimate for you.
Dryer Vent Cleaning FAQ
What is Dryer Vent Cleaning?
Dryer vent cleaning is an important yet simple solution to many common dryer problems. Here are a few ways to identify if you need a dryer vent cleaning service:
If your dryer takes longer than 35-40 minutes to dry one load of laundry, you might have a clogged dryer vent.
If you’ve noticed that your energy bill has increased from $18-$24 each month without a change in electrical use, you might have a clogged dryer vent.
If your vent is hot to the touch or emitting a burning smell, you definitely have a clogged dryer vent.
What is a Dryer Vent? How is it cleaned?
Your dryer vent is the vent found behind the dryer, which carries moisture and lint through its length and expels these materials out of the home.
(All gas dryer vents should vent to the outside of the home according to U.S. and Canadian law. This ensures that any potential carbon dioxide produced is vented away from the home).
Johnson Brothers Hvac uses a special air snake to clean dryer vents. It loosens lint, debris, and dirt, which are then removed by our powerful van-mounted vacuum. In addition to the the air snake, we also clean all areas inside the dryer that collect lint.
How does a Dryer Vent Cleaning clear lint?
When a dryer vent and the dryer ducts are clogged with lint, airflow is restricted, causing your dryer to work harder and use more energy.
This creates higher utility bills and a greater chance of the appliance breaking down.
Appliance repairs and/or replacement can be expensive.
You can prolong the life of your clothes dryer with proper dryer vent cleaning and maintenance.
Johnson Brothers Hvac Dryer Vent Cleaning provides dryer vent cleaning, maintenance, repairs, installation and dryer vent inspections for homes and businesses in your area.
Does a Dryer Vent Cleaning improve efficiency?
Yes! When a dryer vent is clogged with lint, air flow is greatly restricted, which causes your dryer to run longer.
This uses unnecessary energy, which drives up your utility bills and puts your appliance at great risk for a break down.
Appliance repairs are not only expensive; they are avoidable.
Calling a professional dryer vent cleaner from Johnson Brothers Hvac Dryer Vent Cleaning to clean out your dryer vent will ensure that your vent is clear of the debris that causes high energy costs for homes and businesses.
How does a Dryer Vent Cleaning prevent fires?
Failure to clean the dryer vent is the cause of most of these fires. In fact, your clothes dryer is more likely to cause a fire than your furnace, stove, and chimney combined.
Prolonged drying cycles can overheat the lint trapped in the dryer vent. This built-up lint can ignite within the dryer cabinet, causing a dryer fire in your home.
In 2005, the National Fire Protection Association estimated that 14,500 residential fires were caused by clothes dryer vents, causing over 440 injures, including 14 deaths, and over $207 million in property damage.
In fact, clothes dryer fires was the most reoccurring cause for home fires, beating out those furnaces and water heaters that are checked annually.
What are the benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning?
1. Dryer Vent Cleaning Cleans Lint Build-Up in Dryer Vents
When a dryer vent is clogged with lint, air flow becomes restricted. This causes your dryer to work harder and use more energy. This means higher utility bills and a greater chance of the appliance breaking down. Appliance repairs and/or replacement can be expensive. You can prolong the life of your clothes dryer with proper dryer vent cleaning and maintenance.
2. Dryer Vent Cleaning Reduces Energy Bills When a dryer vent is clogged with lint, air flow is greatly restricted, which causes your dryer to run longer. This uses unnecessary energy, which also drives up your utility bills and puts your appliance at great risk for a break down.
3. Dryer Vent Cleaning Reduces Fire Hazards Failure to clean the dryer vent is the cause of most of residential fires. In fact, your clothes dryer is more likely to cause a fire than your furnace, stove, and chimney combined. Prolonged drying cycles can overheat the lint trapped in the dryer vent. This built-up lint can ignite within the dryer cabinet, causing a dryer fire in your home.