Desert dwellers like us in Arizona are always dealing with dust and often worried about the air quality in their homes. One possible way to cut back on dust, allergens and chemicals in your home is to have a serious cleaning of your duct work.
Superficial duct cleaning performed by many companies can waste time and money. But competent duct work cleaning companies who do this process and job for you should use an eight-inch diameter vacuum hose and a duct scrubbing device. A semi-rigid air hose that uses about 200 psi pressure and a multi-directional pressure tip is a good scrubber. The high-pressure air dislodges the dirt from the inside walls of your duct work and is vacuumed to a large vacuum unit that is usually mounted on a truck. Handheld units are not adequate and should only be used in areas with limited access. And good companies will also clean out your dryer vent as well.
Once those ducts are thoroughly cleaned, you can help keep them that way by using only good quality, 1-inch paper pleated filters on the intakes for your air conditioning system. Change those filters frequently – probably every month in the summer. Those filters are found inside the grills that take in air from your home and then feed it into your HVAC system. As well, you may want to consider an additional electronic filtering filter system that zaps impurities from the air traveling through your blower system.
Richard Bazinet - Realty ONE Group - Phoenix Scottsdale Real Estate
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