What you need to know starts with the two key components of HVAC and air duct cleaning in San Antonio:
Properly cleaning HVAC systems requires removing the sources of contamination. Source removal begins with the use of one or more agitation devices designed to loosen contaminants from the surfaces within the heating and air conditioning system. Agitation devices include brushes, air whips and compressed air nozzles or “skipper balls.” Agitation can also be achieved through hand-brushing or contact vacuuming.
During cleaning, the entire HVAC system is placed under continuous negative pressure (a vacuum) to prevent the spread of contaminants. Continuous negative pressure allows very fine particles to be removed from the system as they become airborne, ensuring that these particles are not released into the living space when the system is turned on after cleaning. This negative pressure also serves to extract the loosened contaminants, which are collected and removed from your home.
There is a wide variety of equipment available to HVAC cleaning professionals. Both truck-mounted and portable vacuums can be used to stop the spread of contaminants and get the system cleaned to the NADCA Standard.
Antimicrobial chemicals include sanitizers, disinfectants and deodorizers that can be applied to nonporous surfaces in HVAC systems to address microbial contamination and help control odors. Only chemicals registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can be used. These products should only be considered after mechanical surface cleaning has been performed and if the need for such treatment has been deemed necessary. Our team can further discuss the equipment you need to know about for HVAC and air duct cleaning in San Antonio.
Did you know that the coil is half the cost of the air handler? We want to share how to keep the coil clean. After all we do not want to replace your coils. It takes significant time to remove and replace. Most AC companies will try and sell you a whole AC system, making them more money. First, the coils may not be the only problem you have. The plenum is the box that helps supply the air into your home. If it gets moisture due to clogged coils, mold will start growing. If your coils are clogged, your unit starts to work harder and will build up condensation. Give us a call to handle the cleaning of your coils and learn more about what you need to know about HVAC and air duct cleaning in San Antonio.