Commercial Duct Cleaning
Benefits of HVAC System Cleaning
Why should you have your HVAC system cleaned?
Productivity and health of all building occupants are at risk of poor indoor air quality. An office or building is second only to the time spent at home. With that being said, the air you are breathing is 1/3 of the air you will breathe daily.
An average HVAC system will turn over the air in a facility 6 times per hour. Therefore, if allergens, pollutants, dirt or debris are in the ducting, the possibility for loss time from work due to sickness for many workers is increased. Advantages of clean ductwork to businesses can be substantial.
The NEMI (National Energy Management Institute) reports that, “Benefits of improved indoor air quality are so large that this opportunity cannot be ignored…”
These benefits include:
- Better employee, customer, and visitor health
- Improved productivity
- Reduced health costs
- Reduced sick leave
- Increased profits
According to the EPA, any preventative maintenance plan should include: “monitoring, inspecting and cleaning HVAC components such as outside air intakes, outside air dampers, air filters, drain pans, heating and cooling coils, the interior of air handling units, fan motors and belts, air humidification, controls and cooling towers.”
Read also the EPA’s study on Sick Building Syndrome (SBS):
Also available at EPA.gov:
Indoor Air Quality in Large Buildings
At Firelands Fresh Air Service, we take pride in knowing we are your trusted service provider providing increased Indoor Air Quality. By increasing a buildings indoor air quality, loss time due to allergens, air borne sicknesses and other health maladies can be reduced or eliminated.
Benefits of HVAC System Cleaning
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, up to 40 percent of the energy used to operate air handlers in a commercial building is wasted.
Why? Due to dust, dirt and debris buildup in the system it causes the unit to work harder, use more energy and it shortens the life span of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use. When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.
View NADCA’s White Paper on Restoring Energy Efficiency Through HVAC Air Distribution System Cleaning Indoor Air Quality Indoor air quality is a main concern that workers, clients and managers need to consider when to investigate HVAC system. Through normal occupation in a building, a lot of allergens, such as dander, dust, and chemicals are being circulated throughout a building. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and cycled 6 times per hour. Although a dirty HVAC system doesn’t mean unhealthy air, the end result can be a factor leading to time off work due to allergies, for those suffering from auto-immune disorders, respiratory health conditions, cancers, COPD, and other environmental allergies.
Benefits of HVAC Inspection
HVAC inspectors conduct comprehensive examinations of components and systems to determine whether they are contaminated with a significant accumulation of particulate or microbial growth, or if HVAC performance is compromised due to contamination build-up. The role of an HVAC inspector is to assess the cleanliness and structural integrity of an HVAC system. Inspectors search for obstructions, excess moisture and microbial contamination in the HVAC system.
Benefits of HVAC Restoration
Restoration of HVAC system components is the process of preparation, refurbishment, resurfacing, repair, or replacement of any surface common to the air stream. Restoration procedures must only be performed after mechanical cleaning. Air side surfaces of HVAC systems found to be compromised during the HVAC cleanliness evaluation or during cleaning must be documented for restoration or replacement to industry standards, as required. HVAC system components subjected to catastrophic events such as fire, smoke, flood, or water-damage must be subject to restoration procedures. Component degradation that results in compromised system performance must be corrected through restoration procedures if possible.
HVAC component replacement must take place if acceptable cleanliness levels cannot be achieved through mechanical cleaning and restoration methods.