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What are antimicrobial chemicals?
Antimicrobial chemicals are sometimes used on the interior surface of the air ducts to prevent microbial contamination from bacteria or fungi. Although our experts in Lake Forest do not recommend using them, and a thorough cleaning job is sufficient. It can still be used after proper duct cleaning is complete.
How does air duct cleaning affect the longevity of the HVAC system?
The fan located inside the air handler does an important job of keeping the HVAC system cool. If there is dirt and debris accumulated, it reduces the CFM or the cubic feet of air per minute by half! This will eventually cause the heat exchanger to crack or breakdown completely.
What happens when pollen gets inside the air ducts?
The particles may be tiny, but they are also very sticky and air filters cannot capture all of them. They will accumulate inside ducts over time. The air circulated around the house by the HVAC system will pick up the top layer of accumulated pollen and will carry it around the rooms. This will increase the risk of allergies even if you clean the surfaces regularly. That is why air duct cleaning is important.
Will vacuuming the HVAC registers help to keep the air ducts clean for longer?
Yes, this approach is helpful. Just make sure that vacuuming the registers becomes part of your weekly house cleaning routine. It is best to use an attachment which doesn’t feature a brush to avoid pushing some of the particles back into the air ducts. You should also remove the registers and clean them from both sides a couple of times every year.
Will a regular clean help me save money in some way?
It is understood throughout the industry that a clean HVAC system will run more smoothly and therefore require less energy to run effectively. A clean unit is also far more likely to run for longer without breaking down and needing serious repair.
What are the pros and cons of permanent air filters for the HVAC furnace?
The main advantage is that you can keep such filters for years so they may turn out to be more cost-efficient in the end. At the same time, you will have to clean them on a regular basis. Most are safe to put in the washer, but you need to confirm this in advance. The efficiency of each filter is different and depends on its design and make rather than on its type.