If you are soon bringing home a small human with tiny lungs into your home, then now is a great time to have your HVAC system's ductwork cleaned and inspected for damage!
Cleaning the duct system removes dust, dirt, and other contaminants from the air blowing out of your home's heating and air conditioning vents and can greatly improve your home's indoor air quality.
If you were previously unaware of this popular HVAC cleaning process, then here is some further information so you will understand it better:
Contaminants Commonly Found in Residential HVAC Systems
The air quality in your home is affected by many different factors. For example, if you frequently leave your windows open to bring in fresh air, then pollen and dust enter your home and eventually end up in your HVAC system's ductwork.
Some of the contaminants most often found in residential HVAC system ducts are:
In addition to the above, rodent droppings can also be found in your home's ducts, and they can contain bacteria that can make your family members very sick.
The Residential Duct Cleaning Process
To remove contaminants and clean up your home's air quality, you should have your duct system professionally cleaned and disinfected.
The cleaning process consists of a high-pressure suction hose with a brush end scrubbing the inside of all of your HVAC system's ducts, as well as thorough cleaning of the following components:
the furnace fan
the heat coils
the air conditioning coils
In addition, all of the vent registers will be scrubbed clean.
After the system has been cleaned of any residual contaminants, then the system will be fogged with an antibacterial disinfectant fog to ensure no bacteria or viruses are left behind.
Evaluating Quotes for HVAC System Duct Cleaning
Finally, when the time comes to find an HVAC contractor to clean your home's vents before you bring your baby home from the hospital, ensure they are certified by the NADCA — the National Air Duct Cleaners Association.
The NADCA certifies HVAC professionals who have been trained to properly perform duct cleaning work, and their membership assures you the contractor you hire is legitimate and will do a good job. This is important, especially because you cannot see into your HVAC system and need to be assured the contractor does the job they claim they will do.
For more details, get in touch with a company like Boyers R S Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.