DuAll Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Duct Cleaning’ Category

Dust Blowing Everywhere? It May Be Time to Clean Your Ducts

Monday, August 31st, 2015

*DuAll Heating & Cooling no longer offers duct cleaning services. Take a look at our other indoor air quality services to find the best solution for your needs.

Your ductwork system is largely unseen, especially the inside, where dust and dirt can accumulate in a significant layer. Even though the dust and dirt may be in a thick layer, lots of dust and dirt particles will blow with the passing air current every single time your air conditioning system turns on. This means that a whole lot of dust and dirt particles get a free ride into your home and living spaces on a consistent basis each day. One of the telltale signs of this is the constant presence of dust on your furniture and belongings, even with regular cleaning. The best way to tackle this issue with your ductwork in Bolingbrook, IL is to schedule a professional duct cleaning appointment with the indoor air quality pros at DuAll Heating & Cooling.

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3 Ways Duct Cleaning Helps Your AC

Monday, May 18th, 2015

*DuAll Heating & Cooling no longer offers duct cleaning services. Take a look at our other indoor air quality services to find the best solution for your needs.

The ductwork in your home can be very much “out of sight, out of mind,” because it resides behind walls and above ceilings. Unfortunately, this can lead to forgetting about your ducts until it becomes apparent that they need cleaning. An HVAC expert can help you with the cleaning of your ductwork, and now is a great time of year to schedule duct cleaning because it can help your air conditioner. How? Let’s take a look.

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What Is the Rotobrush System?

Friday, February 27th, 2015

*DuAll Heating & Cooling no longer offers duct cleaning services. Take a look at our other indoor air quality services to find the best solution for your needs.

At DuAll Heating & Cooling, we know that there are a number of ways in which your efforts to heat and cool your home can be adversely affected. The same is true of your efforts to ensure that the air filling your home is of the highest quality. That is why we not only offer outstanding duct cleaning services throughout the Bolingbrook, IL area, but also why we use top of the line equipment in order to get the job done in the finest fashion possible. Rotobrush duct cleaning is truly a cut above the rest, and we are a registered user of, and a firm believer in, this outstanding equipment. To better understand what it is that separates Rotobrush duct cleaning equipment apart from the rest, you must first understand what this equipment is capable of.

For nearly two decades, Rotobrush technology has helped indoor air quality and duct cleaning technicians to clean their clients’ ductwork in a more effective and thorough manner than ever before. Rotobrush air duct cleaning systems are designed to optimize both maneuverability and performance quality, meaning that you technician can not only get the job done in a timely manner, with minimal disruption to your home life, but that the quality of the job is never sacrificed for the speed with which it is completed. In the hands of a trained processional, such as those on our team, the Rotobrush is the perfect tool for the meticulous cleaning of the air ducts in your home.

Rather than agitate pollutants built up in the ductwork, then cleaning them up afterwards, the Rotobrush system has features both a hose and a brush which work simultaneously. Even as debris is loosened by the scrubbing brush, it is vacuumed up by the hose. This leaves no interim in which the pollutants may spread throughout your living space. The system also makes use of dual HEPA filters, able to trap pollutants as small as .3 microns with an efficiency of 99.97% (using the standard Rotobrush air duct cleaning system).

We have the answers you need to determine if you require duct cleaning in your home. Speak with a knowledgeable member of our staff, and know that your air ducts are in good hands.

If you have any further questions about our indoor air quality services, just call DuAll Heating & Cooling today.

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How Is the Rotobrush Used for Professional Duct Cleaning?

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

*DuAll Heating & Cooling no longer offers duct cleaning services. Take a look at our other indoor air quality services to find the best solution for your needs.

When you hire a company to perform duct cleaning in Naperville, you want to be assured that your ducts are being cleaned at a level that  improves energy efficiency, indoor air quality and your comfort. The way DuAll Heating & Cooling makes sure this happens is by using the patented Rotobrush Duct Cleaning system for all duct cleaning appointments. The Rotobrush system allows our trained technicians to clean every angle of your ductwork without causing damage, and the HEPA vacuum of the Rotobrush system ensures that all contaminants are removed safely. If you are in need of a professional duct cleaning, call us today!

Features of the Rotobrush Professional Duct Cleaning System

  • Powerful, portable HEPA vacuum – the vacuum of the Rotobrush system is powerful and portable; it also uses HEPA filters to contain and capture the contaminants in your ductwork, ensuring that they are safely removed from your system and home.
  • Hose and brush system – the Rotobrush system has an advanced, patented design that allows it to clean and remove dirt, dust and any other build-up in your system, even in the crevices of turns. This is due to the design of the Rotobrush head and how the head and hose of the system work together.

The Rotobrush head is a rotating, full brush. The bristles are strong enough to clean, yet gentle enough not to do damage to your system. The brush scrubs the inside of your ductwork at 450 rpm while the nozzle of the hose, which is part of the brush head, sucks up any and all debris and contaminants loosened by the rotating brush.

  • Flexible hose – the hose of the Rotobrush system contains the cable that manages the movement of the hose and brush, and because of its slim yet durable design, the hose can reach for long distances and curve easily through a complicated duct system.

The Rotobrush is one of the best duct cleaning devices on the market, and offers something most other duct cleaning systems cannot: 360 degree cleaning. Not only is this system powerful, it can reach the crevices and turns other systems may not. When you combine the cleaning capacity of the Rotobrush with the expertise of our DuAll Heating & Cooling technicians, you can be assured that your duct cleaning in Naperville will be beneficial and long-lasting.

Call the duct cleaning experts at DuAll Heating & Cooling to set up an appointment today!

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When Should I Schedule Duct Cleaning?

Monday, July 14th, 2014

*DuAll Heating & Cooling no longer offers duct cleaning services. Take a look at our other indoor air quality services to find the best solution for your needs.

Having professional cleaning for your ducts is an essential service for maintaining an efficient air conditioner and forced-air heater and to protect the quality of the air in your home. Duct cleaning experts use high-level tools such as enormous power vacuums and agitation equipment to remove buildup of dirt, dust, pollen, lint, and other contaminants that will place heavy resistance on airflow and which can end up pushed out into your air.

A question we often hear from customers is, “When should I arrange to have duct cleaning done?” It’s a good question, and one that isn’t simple to answer, since there are a variety of times when it’s good to schedule it and a number of signs to watch for.

More than two years have passed since you last had cleaning done

…or if you’ve never scheduled cleaning before. Although not all ventilation systems will need cleaning on the same regular basis, two years is a good general rule of thumb for how often you should schedule cleaning. Your cleaners will be able to tell you if you should adjust the frequency up or down.

A visual inspection reveals serious clogging in the ducts

You should make an occasional visual check on the inside of your ductwork. Here is how to do it: Remove one of the covers from a vent, then reach down inside with a digital camera and take a flash photo of the interior that is normally out of your sight. If the image captured shows you a tangle of dust and lint that looks like a clogged intake filter, then you definitely need to schedule cleaning.

An increase in health problems from airborne contaminants

If you have people with asthma and allergies living in your home, any increase in their symptoms should prompt a visual check (see above) and then scheduling duct cleaning. You may also notice allergy and asthma symptoms in other people in your house, and in this case the problem is probably very serious.

You struggle keeping your home clean

Excessive dirt and dust inside the ventilation system will lead to a buildup in your home as well. For example, a six-room home will, on average, circulate 40 lbs. of dust over a year through the ventilation system, and most of that will settle across your floors and furnishings. When you can’t seem to keep your home free of dust no matter how much cleaning you do, then it’s time to look into duct cleaning services.

A long-handle broom and hose vacuum cleaner will not do the job of cleaning out your ductwork.

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What to Expect with Duct Cleaning

Friday, May 9th, 2014

*DuAll Heating & Cooling no longer offers duct cleaning services. Take a look at our other indoor air quality services to find the best solution for your needs.

With the amount of contamination that can enter a house’s ductwork over the space of only a year, duct cleaning is a necessary step for protecting your home’s indoor air quality and keeping your HVAC system working efficiently. However, people often neglect to schedule regular professional duct cleaning because they imagine that it is a disruptive hassle.

We’d like to show you what you can expect from duct cleaning in Plainfield, IL when you call DuAll Heating & Cooling. As you’ll see, professional duct cleaning isn’t an arduous process thanks to the Roto Brush System that our skilled technicians use. There’s no reason to put off this important task any longer, so call our duct cleaning professionals today.

The duct cleaning process

Duct cleaning with the Roto Brush usually requires only a few hours of work and will not interfere much with your daily routines since the equipment necessary is small and creates only minor lewvels of noise.

After arriving at your house, the duct cleaning technicians will use special video cameras fed into the ducts to examine what areas have the heaviest dust, dirt, and other contamination. After this, the actual cleaning process starts.

The technicians will first remove the registers from your vents and wash them to make sure they do not contribute to lowering indoor air quality. Then they will send the Roto Brush into the ducts through the vents. A soft spinning brush on the long hose moves down into ductwork and agitates the pollutants along the interior of the duct without damaging the lining. The brush can fit into all sizes of ducts while still providing the same level of safe cleaning, and it can reach around corners and down through the ventilation network to reach all areas.

As the spinning brush action loosens dirt, dust, dander, smoke residue, and other pollutants from the duct interiors, a powerful vacuum attached to the Roto Brush suctions up the loose debris and runs it through a HEPA filter to catch even the smallest particles.

Once the Roto Brush stage is finished, the technicians will treat the ducts with an anti-microbial that is environmentally safe and commonly used in hospitals. This will eliminate the last of the contaminants and leave no residue behind in your ducts.

Not all duct cleaning is equal

The above process is not the only way that professionals can clean your ducts; there are more intrusive methods that involve cutting holes into an HVAC system to reach into the ducts and using enormous power vacuums. But at DuAll Heating & Cooling, we’re proud to use the Roto Brush System to provide you with safe, fast, and effective duct cleaning in Plainfield, IL.

Call DuAll Heating & Cooling today for improved air and a more efficient HVAC system through our professional duct cleaning service.

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Why Schedule Duct Cleaning at the End of Heating Season

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

*DuAll Heating & Cooling no longer offers duct cleaning services. Take a look at our other indoor air quality services to find the best solution for your needs.

A heating system in Illinois never fully closes down during the spring or summer: we can expect a few cool days to come along when we’ll need to turn the furnace back on, or switch the heat pump from cooling back to heating mode. Nevertheless, by the end of April we’ll start scaling back on how much work our heaters do.

This is a good time to schedule duct cleaning to clear away the dust, dirt, lint, and other contaminants that have entered your ductwork. We’ll look into why you should have duct cleaning in Naperville, IL done at the tail end of heating season.

Duct cleaning at the end of winter

If you have a heat pump or furnace, then your heating relies on the same ductwork system that your air conditioner will use. When the AC comes on for the first time during a hot spring day, you’ll want the air coming from it to have the smoothest, cleanest path to reach the vents. All the dust that can build up during the winter from your closed-up house can gather thickly along the ductwork walls, and this will place resistance against the AC’s airflow. The harder the air conditioner has to work, the more expensive it will be to run.

You can also expect lower air quality because of dirty ducts. The air conditioner will spread around the build up inside the ventilation system throughout your home. You don’t want to spend the summer battling congestion, skin and eye irritation, asthma, and other symptoms similar to the cold and the flu—but this is what will happen without clean ducts.

Winter snows also bring moisture that enters ductwork. This can lead to one of the major troubles that can start inside ventilation systems: the growth of mold and bacteria. You’ll need duct cleaning, and possibly UV germicidal lights, to stop this before it adversely affects your indoor air quality.

Call professional duct cleaners

It requires special training and equipment to clean a home’s ducts; you can’t effectively access the ductwork on your own.

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Common Duct Contaminants

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

*DuAll Heating & Cooling no longer offers duct cleaning services. Take a look at our other indoor air quality services to find the best solution for your needs.

Forced-air heating and cooling systems use ductwork to deliver the cooled or heated air throughout your home. Your home’s ductwork is incredibly important to your home’s comfort and efficiency. Over time, contaminants can start to collect inside your ductwork and cause a variety of issues for your home. Getting duct cleaning can have a number of terrific benefits for homeowners including increased air quality and increased efficiency. At DuAll Heating and Cooling we have years of experience offering duct cleaning for countless homeowners. These are a few of the most common duct contaminants that we find.

Naperville, IL Duct Cleaning Contaminants

With all the years of experience that we have here at DuAll Heating and Cooling, we’ve seen all different types of duct contaminants. We wanted to share some of the most common things that can start to collect in your home’s ductwork.

  • Dust – As you might expect, dust is probably the most common contaminant that we see in ductwork. Dust is usually comprised mostly of dead skin cells. If you have children or pets then the dust levels in your home can be elevated. When you get Naperville, IL duct cleaning duct cleaning you will likely see a decrease in dust. As air moves through your ducts it will pick up the dust and carry it throughout your home.
  • Pet dander – Pet dander is another common contaminant that we see in homes that have dogs, cats or birds.
  • Insect and rodent droppings – Dust mites and cockroaches can leave their droppings inside your ductwork. These are major allergens for a lot of people. By removing them with Naperville, IL duct cleaning you could be able to improve the comfort of people in your home who suffer from allergies.
  • Pollen – As your air conditioning and heating system pull in outdoor air, they will likely also pull in outdoor contaminants like pollen. This can get trapped in your ducts and continue to get circulated throughout your home.

For all your Naperville, IL indoor air quality services make sure that you call DuAll Heating and Cooling.

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Contaminants We Find During Duct Cleaning

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

*DuAll Heating & Cooling no longer offers duct cleaning services. Take a look at our other indoor air quality services to find the best solution for your needs.

If you have a forced-air heating and air conditioning system then many different kinds of contaminants can start to accumulate in them. When you run your AC or heater, those contaminants can get picked up and carried into your home. Most people don’t realize what kind of things can get caught in their ducts so we thought it would be a good idea to put together some of the most common pollutants that we find.

Common Duct Contaminants

Probably the most common contaminant that we find is dust which is primarily composed of dead skin cells. During the winter when the air gets drier dust levels can increase. Because modern homes are built very efficiently it can allow indoor air contaminants to increase in the air—including dust. During regular duct cleaning, our technicians will thoroughly vacuum out your home’s ducts and remove most of the dust. Dust is a common allergen and it can also build up on your home’s furniture.

Pet dander is another common contaminant that can cause comfort problems in your home. If you have pets in your home it likely means that your ducts have a lot of pet dander in them. Pet dander is another common allergen that can wreak havoc on the comfort of people who are allergic to them.

Pollen and insect droppings are also very common to find in ductwork. Insect droppings from dust mites and cockroaches are terrible allergens for many people. During duct cleaning our technicians will vacuum out many of those contaminants which could increase the comfort of people in your home.

For all your Plainfield, IL indoor air quality services, make sure that you call the friendly experts at DuAll Heating and Cooling.

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