Did you know that there is a lot more to air duct cleaning than just cleaning the actual ducts? Here’s how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines air duct cleaning: “Duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing” (see diagram). The EPA goes on to say, “…if not maintained these components may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris. Failure to clean a component of a contaminated system can result in re-contamination of the entire system, thus negating any potential benefits.”
The bottom line of the EPA’s findings is that if you only clean the ducts and don’t clean the inner components thoroughly, contaminants will build up again and restrict airflow. Take a look at the two images below, the blower and cooling coils. These components literally get caked-on debris that restricts airflow and efficiency. The result is uneven cooling and heating. The answer is to have your air flow optimized. Monster Vac gets deep in your system to provide much needed maintenance to choked up heating and cooling components to optimize air flow. If you have any questions about this important EPA information, please call us at 303-277-0140 .