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What To Do Before Installing a Humidifier, HEPA Filter or UV Air Purifier
What if you knew there was one thing you needed to do first before installing your new indoor air quality equipment?
And you knew that, without completing that step first, your new equipment would not deliver on its promise of cleaner indoor air?
Would you do it?
This past year has forced each of us to revisit how well we can tolerate breathing dirty, toxic and potentially viral air. In this post, our CleanAir Solutions Technicians highlight the part of the equation nearly everyone continues to overlook.
What Is Professional Air Duct Cleaning?
As we have mentioned so many times here before, air duct cleaning is not glamorous. No one talks about it at cocktail parties - back before COVID when we were still allowed to host cocktail parties, that is.
But even now, when our indoor air quality customers are so familiar with HEPA and ultraviolet air cleaners, they often call to ask for what they need by name, air duct cleaning still goes largely unmentioned.
And our lungs are the poorer for it.
Imagine your home has a set of lungs. Where might you look to find them? For homes with central HVAC systems, the lungs can only be located in one place - your air ducts.
Now imagine those lungs have been breathing in dust and dirt and pollen and mould spores and pet dander and environmental toxins like carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds for years or even decades.
If you were able to peer inside your home's lungs, how dirty might you expect them to be?
Pretty dirty. We can confirm. In most cases, when we visit a home to provide a Hamilton, Ontario air duct cleaning service, it is the first time that home's "lungs" have ever been cleaned.
And in fact, when we insert our tiny camera up into the ducts to see what there is to be seen, what we see is a spectacularly thick layer of toxic debris just waiting to be exhaled.
Our RotoBrush system uses negative vacuum pressure to exhale all those toxins directly into our secure waste removal canister, following that up with a deodorizing and/or sanitizing treatment (depending on what air duct cleaning package the homeowner has selected).
By evening, with squeaky clean lung-ducts for the first time since the crew broke ground to lay that home's foundation, their indoor air is so clean many customers can actually smell the difference!
Why Indoor Air Cleaners Won't Work Without Air Duct Cleaning
Perhaps the idea of investing in both an indoor air cleaner and air duct cleaning seems cost-prohibitive to you.
We understand. 2020 was a tough year financially for many of us.
But if you could only afford to make one change to your indoor air quality right now, we strongly recommend starting with air duct cleaning.
This cleaning service literally resets the level of purity in your indoor air back to 100 percent.
It not only gets rid of the single socks and old VHS tape holders and comic books and all the other legitimately strange stuff our technicians have found in home air ducts over the decades, but it also removes the far scarier stuff no one can see.
- The bacteria.
- The mildew.
- The ash residue.
- The viral micro particulates.
- The odour.....you know the one - the mysterious odour that, no matter how much (chemical) air "freshener" you try to use, just never goes away.
It was hiding in your air ducts all along!
Try installing a UV air purifier, HEPA filter or humidifier system without first cleaning out your air ducts and you instantly reduce the useful life of your new system by 10 percent or greater (depending on the age of your home and the state of its air ducts).
That is no investment worth writing home about.
What to Expect During Indoor Air Duct Cleaning Service
You may have many questions about air duct cleaning and we are happy to answer them.
“How much is duct cleaning?”
“How does duct cleaning work?”
The biggest question most people have is "do I have to leave the house during air duct service?"
You sure don't. You can stay at home! We even have safe contactless service, invoicing and payment options if you need them.
The next biggest question is "how long will indoor air duct cleaning take?"
The average service call ranges from three to five hours depending on the size of your space and the complexity of its duct system.
Another question we get asked a lot is "what will be done during an air duct cleaning?"
This depends on the package you pick. Options include:
- Air duct cleaning
- Clean the air registers
- Clean furnace fan
- Clean AC coil
Would You Like to Save $100 on Cleaner Indoor Air?
There is no doubt that cleaning up your indoor air is going to require an investment.
The good news is, you only have to make that investment once.
Unlike for many home maintenance needs, air duct cleaning doesn't need to be repeated annually. In fact, once every five to 10 years is usually quite sufficient!
With COVID-19 still raging on, we want to make it easy and affordable for you to protect yourself and your family.
Right now, take $100 off the cost of any of our three popular air duct cleaning packages when you combine your purchase with either a whole-home humidifier or whole-home ultraviolet air purifier.
Click here to claim your $100 savings.
(Don't wait - this offer only lasts until February 28th!)
Get Clean Indoor Air With Hamilton Ontario CleanAir Solutions
Cleaner indoor air is no longer a luxury to dream about. It has become a health necessity. At CleanAir Solutions in Hamilton, Ontario. can help you select the perfect package to improve your indoor air quality at home and at work.
P.S. Be sure to request our safe contactless estimate, service, invoicing and payment options.