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New Furnace, Clean Ducts!

New Furnace, Clean Ducts!

Duct Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning Comes with Serious Benefits Across Multiple Areas.

The average homeowner replaces their furnace about every 10-15 years. Most times the last time the furnace was replaced was also the last time an air duct cleaning was done.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you should see about having an air duct cleaning if:

  1. If you can visibly see mold growth inside air ducts or other parts of the system, such as the vents.
  2. The air ducts are riddled with insects or rodents.
  3. Dust and debris are clogging the ducts while being released into your home.

Most times you cannot see dust and debris that are being blown into your home with the bare eye. When a contractor comes in and replaces the furnace, he is not replacing any of the duct work, therefore anything that was captured inside will remain inside. Another thing to keep in mind is that the new furnace might blow out air differently than the old one, forcefully pushing air and debris when it is turned on for the first time, which is why you should clean the air ducts prior to turning the new furnace on.

Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning NJ

According to NADCA, pollutants in our home are recycled throughout the HVAC system and are distributed back into the home up to 7 times per day. Because of this an accumulation of contamination materializes in the ducts. Having dirty ducts does not automatically mean that the air in your home is unhealthy. However, it can contribute to irritating allergies, cause serious problems for individuals who have respiratory health issues, or autoimmune disorders.

The average American spends around 90% of their time indoors. To reduce dust and improve the air quality in your home be sure to have an air duct cleaning as necessary.

Plus, as report by the US Department of Energy up to 30% of the energy used to run the HVAC system is wasted. Pollutants in the HVAC system can cause the system to not run properly and can even shorten the life of the system as well. A clean system will maintain your desired temperature with ease.

Things to Expect from an Air Duct Cleaning Service Provider

If you decide on getting your air ducts clean, your service provider should:

  • Stay in compliance with the NADCA standards.
  • Handle the duct work with care. (Reinsulated and seal any access holes that were made at the time of service.)
  • Preserve the carpets and furniture in your home.
  • Use a high-efficiency particle air (HEPA) vacuum.

One last thing: Do not forget to clean your dryer vent! A dryer vent cleaning will clear out any lint or dirt that gets trapped inside over time. Although, it is often overlooked, it is crucial step in the maintenance of your home.

Dampers, What Are they And What Should I Do With Them?

What Are Dampers And What Should I Do With Them?

Learn What Dampers Are and What To Do With Them.

A lot of air ducts systems contain dampers within the duct work. The purpose of the dampers is to control air flow, which in turn affects the temperature in the room. Rooms that either face the sun, or contain a lot of windows may need more AC in the summer, but less heat in the winter. A room with minimal to no sun exposure may need more heat, but less AC. This is where the dampers do their work.

Dampers are usually found where the main trunk line connects to the supply duct. (duct work that supplies air to various areas of your home). You will see a lever that can be turned to adjust the position of the damper. You’ll want to turn this to a fully open position. If your dampers need to be adjusted seasonally, you may find it helpful to use a marker and mark the duct work with what position the lever is in and mark its position optimal flow. It is also a good idea to write which area of your home this particular duct services.

Once the damper is open, go to the room it services (be sure the register or vent is fully open) and check the air flow. If you feel it is sufficient, leave the damper in this position. If it is a particularly sunny or warm space, you might want to adjust the damper. Repeat this process throughout your home until you have achieved your desired air flow.

Also, remember not to close off the dampers on your vent covers as they are the breathing point for your system. Restricting air to and from the furnace could put a heavy work load and increase pressure on your HVAC system!

If you need air duct cleaning in New Jersey, call DRX Duct today at 908.755.2950 for an NADCA certified technician.

The Facts About Air Duct Cleaning

The Facts About Air Duct Cleaning

Signs You May Need Air Duct Cleaning in New Jersey!

What are some signs that may indicate it’s time for an air duct cleaning? Check out these tips from DRX Duct Cleaning, the most exclusive duct cleaners in NJ. Here are some clues that you may be due for an air duct cleaning with us:

  • If you suspect, or can physically see mold, mildew, slime, or other growth.
  • Foul odors coming from your vents when you turn on your system.
  • When dust or cobwebs are blowing from the ductwork, or visible on the registers.
  • Frequent allergy flare-ups or general feelings of illness among members of your household.
  • If your home has fiberglass ductwork, which is more susceptible to harboring contaminants than sheet metal ductwork.
  • If your home has had any water damage.
  • If there is evidence of insect or rodent infestation.

Throughout the year, dust and other debris can accumulate in the ductwork of your home. Air ducts can be a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and other growths which can be hazardous to your health. Having your air ducts cleaned regularly has been shown to reduce these types of buildup, which can, in turn, reduce allergy responses and feelings of illness related to poor indoor air quality. Clean ductwork can also increase the efficiency and lifespan of your HVAC system.

It is also recommended that you

  • Change air filters regularly. (Every 3 months.)
  • Keep up with regularly scheduled annual maintenance and cleaning.
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices.
  • Ensure air intakes are properly located.

If it’s time for your home’s routine duct cleaning in NJ, schedule an appointment with the experts at DRX Duct Cleaning. We are proud members of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association and have been serving locations across NJ for over 10 years. Our staff has a combined 75 years experience in the industry, and we provide the best air duct cleaning service the greater NJ area has to offer. In addition, we guarantee an NADCA certified technician on site at every job every time.

For more information about our NJ duct cleaning process, questions about your air ducts, or to schedule an appointment for an NJ air duct cleaning, DRX Duct Cleaning at 908.755.2950.