Air Duct Cleaning
Trying to clean your own air ducts can be problematic. Most people do not have an extension that will allow them to reach very far back. Throughout your air ducts, mold can develop, along with mites, plus dust can collect if there is moisture. It is important to not only clean your air ducts every year, but also sanitize them, to prevent unwanted bacteria and mold from forming. Along with sanitizing and cleaning your air ducts, they should also be deodorized. This will prevent unwanted odors from permeating every room in your house. All of this and more are available from this business.
So why is duct cleaning beneficial?
These objects and dust can limit the airflow of your HVAC system, cause health issues for you and your family and cause your system to work less efficiently over time.
According to the EPA, indoor air pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels, and in some cases, those levels can exceed 100 times that of outdoor levels of the same pollutants. In other words, the air inside can sometimes be far more harmful than outside.
At Wilson Heating & Cooling, we generally recommend ductwork cleaning every 3-5 years. Or, after you have construction or any remodeling jobs completed on your home, bought a new home, or have pets, young children, or any allergy sufferers living inside your house. The first option is a roto brush.
A roto-brush or a portable duct cleaning system is a self-contained vacuum consisting of three parts: the vacuum, rotating brush head, and hose. The unit is carried room by room and cleans the ductwork by inserting the roto brush into each vent.
Sounds easy and convenient, right?
Wrong. Roto brushes or these types of portable vacuum systems can encounter significant issues when it comes to dust removal because of the way that they are constructed.
The issue is that the hose itself is 4-inches thick and cannot get into tight spaces or ductwork with a lot of bends and turns. So when the unit is turned on, the brush is activated, and it violently spins, stirring up all the debris inside the ductwork.
However, these vacuums have weaker horsepower and won’t be able to capture the dust being stirred up. Not to mention it can even damage your ductwork as well.
So when it’s all said and done, you’re likely left with the dust in your ductwork floating around in the house and not collected by the system. This is especially true if all the vents and registers aren’t covered prior to the duct cleaning.
We don’t use these systems because they can cause more problems than they solve for your ducts and your home's indoor air quality.
Our company uses the most advanced Air Duct Cleaning System available. It is designed and manufactured by Nikro industries, one of the leading manufacturers of H.E.P.A filtered vacuum equipment in the United States. All of our equipment is manufactured to meet or exceed OSHA, EPA, and NADCA standards for cleaning the air of nuisance dust.
At Wilson Heating & Cooling, we use a high-powered vacuum on all of our duct cleanings. Why? Because it’s just the best way to clean ductwork properly and efficiently. A negative air system includes a 7,000 CFM vacuum to create a negative-pressure environment. Attached to the vacuum is a 12” hose that gets attached to your ductwork.
The goal with the high-powered vacuum system is to put your entire ductwork system into negative pressure. This way, all the dust and debris from your ducts will go into the truck and not stay inside your home.
To accomplish this task, each vent is sealed. Then, compressed air is shot into each vent and duct connection to agitate and push the debris towards the vacuum.
Additionally, during a duct cleaning with Wilson Heating & Cooling, our technicians go the extra step with our duct cleanings to clean the coil and furnace blower, if accessible. These areas are known to carry bacteria and other nastiness that could be entering your home.
Not only will your ductwork be cleaned in the end, but all dust and debris will be 100% removed from the home since the system will be under negative pressure during the entire cleaning process.
Additionally, a disinfectant, like Envirocon, can be added afterward to take the cleaning to the next level.
Be on the Lookout For Duct Cleaning Scams
Be wary of companies handing out cheap, seemingly too-good-to-be-real deals on duct cleaning. These companies can use systems that damage your ductwork and high-pressure sales tactics to get you to commit. For example, salespeople who are not technicians come into your home and try to perform duct cleaning services they are not certified to do. They may even go so far as to lie to you and say they found mold inside your ductwork or add extra charges that are unnecessary.
In the Kansas City area, many companies offer duct cleaning services, but only a very few know HVAC. The process doesn’t just stop at the vents; the company you select should use every tool at its disposal to address the whole system.
We also Offer Dryer Vent Cleaning
When your dryer is clogged with lint and dust in the exhaust pine, a fire can occur. A clogged dryer vent is a dangerous fire hazard that needs an immediate checkup. Regular cleaning of your dryer vent can prevent fire and smooth airflow in your home that will result in lower electric bills and long-lasting dryer machine.
WHAT ARE CLIENTS SAYING
These guys are honest and trustworthy. They worked directly with the manufacturer on a warranty issue to ensure I received the best complete system at a fair price.
Family owned and fairly priced. Wilson Heating & Cooling came out quickly and replaced our entire HVAC system. They even got another customer to trade days with us since our AC was totally out.
I'd recommend them to anyone!
First time using this company. They arrived right on time for our furnace inspection. Noted they could change out some older parts, but didn't see the need to since it was running correctly. Will have back again if needed.