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Apex Air Duct Cleaning is New Jersey’s Indoor Air Quality Experts offering both commercial and residential duct cleaning service. We provide a very extensive air duct cleaning practices to ensure that our homeowners’ ductwork is clean and dirt free.

Keeping your air ducts cleaned through regularly scheduled maintenance can have lasting positive effects on your home or office.  These air duct cleanings keep your system running efficiently and keep your family and coworkers healthy.  Regularly scheduled cleanings can improve the efficiency of your HVAC systems by up to 35%.

It is recommended that you have your air ducts cleaned by a professional every 3 years.  If you are concerned about the air quality in your home and require a routine cleaning or cannot remember the last time your air ducts were professionally cleaned – it is time to give Apex a call to schedule your air duct cleaning.

The air ducts in your home act as your lungs do for your body. Its purpose is to filter and recirculate air throughout your home. However, once the system becomes dirty, it will recirculate dirty air. It is important to keep your air system in good shape, regular cleanings and use a good filter.  It is important that you change your air filters every 30 days.

Though you may not be aware of it, your dirty air ducts could be passing dust, dirt, dead insects, animal hair, dander, pollen, paper dust, dead skin, cigarette tar, smoke, asbestos, fungus spores, pathogens and bacterial colonies. These things can be harmful to your health… Learn more about why you should clean your air ducts, as well as the problem of indoor air pollution.

The air inside of your home can be dirtier than the outside air. This is what you and your family breathe every day when your ducts are dirty.

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UV Lights

UV lights are a great supplement to your routine air duct cleanings.  They add an extra level of protection from viruses, bacteria and mold by killing these items within 10-20 seconds.  UV Lights can easily be installed by your air duct cleaning technician within your air handling units near the coil, where moisture tends to form and become a breeding ground for mold and other toxins.  They are highly efficient and relatively inexpensive.  If you are considering UV Lights for your home or facility, give us a call today.

FAQ

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Why Do Air Ducts Get Dirty in the First Place?
The air in your home is constantly being passed through the furnace or air handler by the blower anytime it is running. The dirt and dust in the air eventually gathers in the duct system. Each time the blower cycles it picks up some of that dirt and debris and sends it through your furnace or air handler.

Is It Necessary to Have My Air Ducts Clean?
The most important answer to this question is that when you have your air ducts cleaned there will be less dirt and debris in your system. If there is less dirt and debris in the system then there will be less dirt and debris spread throughout the ductworks in your home and into your living space. The main reason to remove the dirt and debris that clog the ductwork in a home is to keep it from getting into your filters, blower wheel, heat exchanger and the evaporator coil. When the components of your furnace have excess gunk on them it puts an unneeded strain on the mechanical workings making your system struggle to operate. The slightest amount of dirt and debris build up on a coil or secondary heat exchanger can cause a decrease in your home’s heating and cooling systems performance and efficiency.

How Does it Work?
When UV light is used for sanitizing purposes, it “deactivates” or kills microorganisms, including viruses, bacteria, molds and other fungi by disrupting their DNA.  Some deactivate after microseconds of exposure while others require much longer exposure.

Effectiveness can vary based on the following:
1. Intensity of lamp(s).
2. Length of time of exposure.
3. A virus, bacteria or mold’s ability to withstand UV.
4. The presence of particulate that may protect the organism from exposure by providing shadows or a shielding effect.
5. Increased humidity which may protect the organism.
6. Location of the UVC lamp(s).
7. Ambient temperature.
8. Number of lamps.
9. Reflectivity of surrounding surfaces..

How long does it take to kill a virus or bacteria?
Approximately ten seconds depending on the strength and placement of the UV light.

Does the UV Light Kill Coronavirus?
In a simple answer:  Yes.  The UV light has been scientifically proven to kill microbial growth, viruses and bacteria.
However, it will not eliminate the need for routine cleanings to rid your ducts of dust and other non-living allergens.

Can this be installed in my office, home or school?
Yes, all of the above.

These UV lights are ideal for any home, office, school or other facility looking to add an extra layer of protection and cleanliness to their HVAC systems and to ensure they have the healthiest air quality possible.

How are they installed?
UV lights are installed just above the evaporator coil that is located inside of the furnace or air handler. The installation near the coil is important, as this is where most of the microbial growth occurs. .

How does the UV Light help?
The coil is the area where the most moisture is produced and is a perfect breading ground for microbial growth. Having the UV light positioned in this location will eliminate the risk of growth.

In addition, the air in your home flows through this coil, so all of the air in your home is being sterilized as it travels through the light. This helps keep your system clean and the air in your home fresh and virus free.

The installation is available on all systems, it is relatively easy to install with no extra modifications to the system and the cost is relatively inexpensive.

Is it Expensive?
In a general answer: No.  In other words, for residential and commercial applications, these lights can range from $400-600 per light depending on availability and quantities.

How Often Should Air Ducts Be Cleaned?
Above all, it is always good practice to have your air ducts cleaned by a professional approximately every 3 years.

What happens if the air ducts have not been cleaned within 3 years?
These cleanings and UV light can also boost the efficiency of your HVAC systems.

Implementing a UV light to your HVAC system can reduce your facility’s energy consumption by up to 35%.

How often should the UV Light bulb be replaced?
The UV bulb should be replaced every 1-2 years.  Ask your air duct professional to setup reminders for your bulb replacement and routine cleaning schedule.

Is there a way to test the cleanliness of the indoor air before and after the lights are installed?
Controlling the indoor air quality of your home or office is a made up of multiple steps and factors so not one single aspect will be enough.

Good fresh air ventilation, filtration, air particles controlled (duct cleaning) and UV lights are all part of the equation of controlling and keeping your indoor air quality in good condition.

Have your system cleaned & inspected every 2 years.

Who can perform these types of services?
A certified air duct cleaning company can install the lights within your air duct or air handler.  It is a simple procedure.

Call your air duct cleaning technician to confirm they are selling these UV lights and completing installations.

I Don’t Want to Be Involved in a Scam, Who Do I Trust?
Call Apex Air Duct Cleaning and you can fully trust that the job will be done correctly the first time. We only send fully trained, professional, drug-tested, respectful technicians to ensure that you, your home and belongings will be protected. We have been serving New Jersey for over 30 years.

In Conclusion…
If you are unsure about the air quality in your facility and want your tenants or business to be better protected from mold, viruses, bacteria and other toxins, have a UV light installed as a supplement to your regularly scheduled air duct cleanings