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Home Air Duct Cleaning Facts

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Thinking about home air duct cleaning this Fall, here are some good facts before you do.

Here are some facts about air duct cleaning in your home. Your home’s air duct system is the lungs and arteries of your home, meaning they are the highway system that circulates and directs the air through your home. The air is circulated by a powerful fan motor drawing the air through the fan housing, through the supply ducts and then sucked back into the return ducts. This process is repeated over and over through out the day. Here are the facts about your home’s air duct cleaning.

Key points to check:

Now that you know the facts about how the air circulates through the system, here is what to look for.

Return Ducts- they are always the dirtiest as the suck the air into the system. The suction draws in dust and dander into the duct system which is captured by the air filter.

Supply Ducts- This is the delivery highway in your home. These supply ducts distribute the air into the rooms and help regulate the temperature in your home.

Fan motor– the fan motor is the heart of the system, this motor is the driving force that brings the entire system together, all working in union to regulate and control you in door air quality.

Evaporator Coil- The evaporator coil is vital to your indoor air in your home as it is the part that the air, flows over, through the coil, to be processed by the system by removing heat and humidity from the air in your home by the process of absorption, then recirculating it again to start the process all over again.

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Dirty Evaporator Coil

The evaporator coil needs to be kept cleaned as all of the air passes through it, and gets processed, then recirculated through the system, so any type of clog or restriction, will directly effect the efficiency of the system. According the The National Air Duct Cleaning Association, NADCA http://www.nadca.com  all of the mentioned components need to be cleaned and serviced during a routine home cleaning of the duct system. Apex follows the NADCA guidelines for residential, commercial and industrial air duct cleanings in NJ.

Dryer Vent Cleaning:

Dryer vent cleaning in NJ is important and should be done every 2 years. As the vent line gets clogged with lint, the dryer has to work harder, run longer and use more energy to dry a single load of clothes. This extra strain on your dryer can cause it to break more often, costing you more in repairs and possibly overheat and cause a fire.

According to the U.S Fire Administration https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/clothes_dryers.html

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  • 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
  • Failure to clean the dryer (34 percent) is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires.
  • More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.

This is a good time to consider doing your dryer vent and air ducts before the heating system kicks into high gear, in New Jersey the best time to do this is in October.

NJ air duct and dryer vent cleaning services can be booked online or you can call 732-257-4590

 

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