Professional HVAC Cleaning Staten Island
Best HVAC Services specializes in cleaning air ducts, dryer vents, and kitchen exhaust systems and providing quality indoor air for residential and commercial properties. We share relevant information with our customers as part of our commitment to service excellence. We are most affordable HVAC cleaning Staten Island services!
Below are a few of the most HVAC cleaning FAQs, but feel free to call us (917)-909-5579 if you have any other questions or want to request a quote!
HVAC Cleaning FAQ
Q: Does HVAC duct cleaning have any health benefits?
A: Researchers have found that heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems accumulate a variety of contaminants that may pose a health risk. Such as mold, fungi, bacteria, and dust particles, etc. Cleaning your home’s air ducts is a great way to ensure healthy indoor air.
Q: Can we lower our home energy bills by cleaning our HVAC system?
A: According to US EPA research, duct cleaning may help heating and cooling systems run more efficiently by removing debris from sensitive mechanical components. A clean, efficient system is less likely to break down, has a longer lifespan, and tends to run more efficiently.
Q: What should be done to clean an HVAC system?
A: It is most effective to use “source removal” cleaning methods to clean air ducts and ventilation systems. Using a specialized, powerful vacuum, a contractor must place the system under negative pressure. The vacuum pulls air through the system, while devices are inserted into the ducts to dislodge any debris trapped in the ducts. Upon entering the vacuum, the debris is removed from the HVAC system and the home.
Q: Does an HVAC system need to be cleaned regularly?
A: HVAC systems and ductwork in homes should be cleaned every three to five years, depending on the homeowner’s preferences and lifestyle.
Q: How long does it typically take to clean the ducts?
A: Cleaning an HVAC system may take longer depending on the type and size of the home, accessibility of the ductwork, and the number of workers involved. Typically, duct cleaning takes four to eight hours for a three- or four-bedroom house.
Q: How will I know if my HVAC system has been cleaned effectively?
A: It is best to conduct a visual inspection of an HVAC system before and after it has been cleaned to determine its effectiveness. During the visual inspection, if there is any dust or debris visible, the system is not considered clean. A professional cleaning contractor will be able to better access the system components with the use of specialized inspection tools than just using a flashlight and mirror.
Q: Is it better to clean ducts with truck-mounted vacuums or with portable vacuums?
A: Both types of vacuums meet NADCA standards and are not endorsed by the association. An industrial vacuum cleaner is usually more powerful than truck-mounted duct cleaning equipment. A portable unit can be brought directly into the home and is able to get close to the ductwork. An HVAC system cannot be adequately cleaned with a vacuum collection device alone. The methods and tools used by professional duct cleaners are designed for agitating debris adhering to surfaces inside an HVAC system.
Q: What are sanitizers and how do they help clean ducts?
A: The antimicrobial chemicals in sanitizers are used on the interior surfaces of air ducts. These chemicals purge the air of bacteria. A thoroughly cleaned HVAC system should be used before any sanitizers are used. Any antimicrobial treatment you use in your HVAC system must be EPA-registered for use in HVAC systems. Consult the EPA for more information about the chemical’s material safety data sheet (MSDS).
Q: What are the benefits of having my HVAC system professionally cleaned?
- Every year, poor indoor air quality leads to an estimated $1 billion in medical costs and $60 billion in production losses for businesses and employees.
- Bacteria in air ducts cause the potentially fatal Legionnaires’ disease.
- There is a direct relationship between fungi and bacteria in air duct systems that causes up to one in six people to suffer from allergies (from Total Health & Better Health Magazine).
- The majority of people’s waking hours are spent inside.
- It is estimated that indoor air is 70% more polluted than outdoor air.
- More than 50% of contaminants in sick buildings come from dirty ventilation systems and ductwork (source: Healthy Buildings International).
- You waste energy if you have leaky ducts that allow cold and hot air to escape. Duct sealing reduces utility costs, improves comfort, and prevents indoor air pollution.
- Up to 30% of household energy consumption can be reduced through residential duct cleaning.
Most likely, the ductwork in your home hasn’t been thoroughly cleaned in a while. A dedicated team at Best HVAC Services can provide you and your family with safe, efficient, and effective HVAC cleaning Staten Island services. Don’t hesitate to call us (917)-909-5579 if you have any other questions or want to request a quote!