Commercial air duct cleaning is an important part of keeping your facility functioning as it should. As a commercial property manager, keeping up with your HVAC and ventilation in the building should be a top priority to keep your staff and visitors healthy as well as keeping your systems running efficiently. Studies have shown that having proper air flow and ventilation in a work environment provides a healthier workforce and can boost employee productivity.
Having a well-maintained HVAC system means less chance of spreading harmful toxins through your air vents and a more efficient system that will keep the building at a comfortable, consistent temperature and improve your energy bills.
How often should the air ducts in my office be cleaned?
While a normal household is supposed to have their air ducts cleaned every 2-3 years, indoor air quality experts recommend that in a commercial facility, such as an office building, that the air ducts should be inspected every year and cleaned once every 2 years.
How does a commercial HVAC differ from a residential one?
Commercial air duct cleaning demands more attention than a residential home. The air delivery systems in commercial buildings are larger and more advanced then residential. Most commercial systems use outside air to condition the air delivered into the building space, this is important to inspect every year for any type of buildup of debris or contaminates. It is recommended that the larger ducts system, advanced air directional components, and fans should be inspected annually by a NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) certified professional.
What other actions can be taken to ensure the health and safety of employees and visitors?
In addition to routine cleanings and sanitizing the air ducts, a UV light can be installed on the air handlers. Having a UV light installed will decrease the spread of allergens, dust, germs, bacteria or microbial growth within the air ducts. These toxins can spread through the air and increase the spread of germs or trigger indoor allergies.
The UV light will kill these germs, bacteria, viruses and mold so it cannot spread to members and visitors. This in turn helps keep your facility functioning safely and properly.
When dust, dirt and germs build up in your air ducts, they can cause the system to run inefficiently, which may mean harm to the system and higher energy bills.
The UV Light should be replaced after 2-3 years. Having routine maintenance and cleanings will help keep everything functioning as it should.
How are Air Ducts Sanitized?
Your certified air duct cleaning technician will use a machine to apply sanitizer and due to the negative air pressure, it coats the entire interior of the air duct system. This sanitizer will clean and kill any germs that are on the interior surfaces. Having this done on a routine basis will help keep your system functioning properly and reduce the spread of toxins and germs that may cause indoor allergies or illness.
If it has been a while since your air ducts have been inspected or cleaned, please give Apex a call today to schedule an appointment: 732-314-7171
To learn more about air duct cleaning, click here.