Air Duct Cleaning

Your air ducts can become a major source of indoor air pollution. Every time you run your heating and cooling system, airborne contaminants, including dust, pet dander, pollens and molds, are pulled into the ducts. Over time, these contaminants build up inside the ductwork, creating a breeding ground for mold, bacteria, fungi and other microbes. These contaminants can also significantly decrease the efficiency of your heating or cooling system.

Air duct cleaning is a proactive solution to these problems. It can enhance the indoor air quality of your home or business, eliminate built-up dirt and contaminants, and extend the life of your heating and cooling systems.
A study conducted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency found that indoor air is 70% more polluted than outdoor air. Air duct cleaning services reduce allergens and bacteria in the air resulting in improved air quality, increased air flow, and ensure your heating and cooling system runs more efficiently, thereby lowering your monthly energy bills. A clean air duct system will help ensure that the air you and your family breathes is cleaner and fresher.
As a result, most health experts agree on the health benefits of proper, and regular, air duct cleaning.

Rotobrush® Air Duct Cleaning System
Hennes Air Duct Cleaning uses the following process:

  1. Conduct a thorough pre-inspection of your home’s air duct system. You will be informed of the air duct cleaning services needed, and the cost of such service, before any service will be performed.
  2. We go to each branch line and use compressed air to push all the debris down to the main trunk lines. A vacuum hose is inserted to remove all debris. Once we have completed the initial air sweep, we use the rotary brush with a reverse nozzle. It will be inserted into the trunk line where the brush will rotate inside the ductwork using compressed air in combination with a pneumatic motor for additional power to pull any dust and debris that is stuck on the side walls of the trunk lines and any free floating debris back to the vacuum. We clean all return lines and supply lines within your household.
  3. As needed, areas will be zoned off to ensure that the entire system is cleaned properly.
  4. We will put the air duct system back together and clean up any remaining debris in the work area.
  5. Our methodology follows the guidelines of the National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA).

Air Duct Facts & Questions

Facts(American Lung Association)

  1. Children are more likely than adults to be affected by polluted indoor air.
  2. The average 6 room house collects 40 pounds of dust a year.
  3. Air ducts have more germs than a chicken coop.
  4. A build up of 0.42 inches of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease in efficiency of 21%.
  5. 9 out of 10 furnace, ventilating, air conditioning systems failures are caused by dust and dirt.
  6. Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. In addition, poor indoor air quality can cause headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea and fatigue. People who already have respiratory diseases are at greater risk.
  7. Each person inhales over 3,500 gallons of air each day. Children inhale more air for their size than adolescents or adults.
  8. Contaminated air causes 94% of all respiratory problems.
  9. Approximately 40,000 dust mites and their feces, the most common and misunderstood cause of allergies, can live in one ounce of dust.
  10. Each person sheds up to 700,000 skin flakes per day. Those skin flakes are the staple diet of the dust mite.
  11. Even in very clean homes, approximately 40 pounds of dust is generated each year per 1,500 square feet of living space.
  12. Common household dust carries illness-causing dust mites, dust mite feces, bacteria, mold, mildew & viruses.
  13. 80% of the household dust you see floating on a ray of sunshine in your home is dead human skin flakes. Only 10% of all indoor airborne contaminants are visible to the naked eye.

Why should you clean your air ducts?

  • Allergies
  • Pets
  • New addition to the family(baby)
  • Doctor Recommended
  • Lots of dust in your home
  • Smokers in the house
  • Remodeling work
  • Moving into a new home/apt/condo
  • Someone who wants to breathe fresher indoor air

How Often Should You Clean Your Air Ducts?

  1. This answer is different for every house, every neighborhood, every family.
  2. The typical answer for how often should you get your air ducts cleaned from the average air duct cleaner is every 3 to 5 years.
  3. But it also depends on several factors involving your home and lifestyle.