Your duct system functions as the respiratory system of your home. Dust, dirt, pollen, animal dander, and other airborne contaminants are pulled into your duct system every time the heating and cooling system runs. These contaminants build up inside the duct work over time and can make your duct system an ideal breeding ground for mold spores, bacteria, fungus, mildew, and other microbes.
Contaminant “Source Removal”
The removal of contaminants from the entire HVAC system is recognized by industry experts as the most effective way to eliminate air duct pollutants. This is referred to as the “source removal” method of duct cleaning.
In addition to the obvious health benefits, duct cleaning can help you maintain a cleaner home. Crystal Air & Water, Inc., owns and maintains the most advanced “source removal” equipment available. This high tech, state-of-the-art system is used by leading professional duct cleaners throughout North America, and is widely recognized as the most significant breakthrough in duct cleaning equipment technology in the past thirty years.
Three Step Cleaning Process
The key components of this system are the patented HEPA-AIRE portable power vacuum and the AIRE-SWEEP compressor. This system enables our trained technicians to reach and thoroughly clean your entire duct system with minimal noise and disruption.
- The HEPA-AIRE power vacuum is connected to the duct system near the furnace.
- 1 inch access holes are drilled into the air ducts.
- Long lengths of air hose with special 360° high velocity nozzles are connected to the compressor and “snaked” through the entire duct system dislodging debris that has accumulated on inner duct surfaces.
The HEPA-AIRE unit creates a powerful vacuum, pulling dislodged contaminants into its filtration system. This filtration system is so efficient that it captures contaminants 1/300th the diameter of a human hair and returns filtered “hospital grade” air to your home. Once your duct system has been cleaned, we reseal all access holes and your ducts are returned to “like new” condition.
Duct Leak Sealing
Air ducts are the components of your central system that distribute conditioned air to various parts of your home. Supply ducts carry the air to the individual rooms of the home, and the return ducts carry the air back to the air handler or furnace.
Ducts are manufactured from various materials including rigid fiberglass duct board, sheet metal, and flex duct (a wire-reinforced mylar inner liner with fiberglass insulation wrapped around it and a durable vapor barrier on the outside). A leaky duct system can double the cost of keeping your family comfortable.
Recent studies by the State of Florida Energy Office, Florida Solar Energy Center, and researchers around the world show that duct leakage is the biggest energy waster in a typical home and can account for up to 40% of a home’s cooling and heating energy use.
Crystal Air & Water, Inc. offers duct sealing that utilizes a state-of-the-art testing computerized system. With our leak testing software, we can measure air-tightness and flow rates through the air handler and registers. With this method, the guess-work is eliminated. We are able to confidently seal the openings at the point of leaks.