What are your concerns about indoor air
Since the energy crisis of 1974, the American public has made a
conscious effort to save energy. The typical U.S. home is now tighter and more
efficient than ever before; but these steps to prevent heat loss often have a
negative effect. Energy efficiency measures such as adding insulation,
weather-stripping, caulking, etc., although they prevent heat loss, simultaneous
trap bad air indoors.
Since most Americans spend 90% of their time
indoors, breathing clean air can have an important impact on their health. Our
exposure to toxic materials indoors is 5-10 times greater than is outdoors.
While outdoor air has a dilution effect on pollutants, indoor air tends to trap
and intensify pollutants.
Air ducts naturally accumulate sizeable deposits of dust and other
contaminants over a period of years and in some cases months. This debris can
reduce the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system and even cause
physical discomfort and illness by degrading the quality of air you breathe
What are the benefits of air duct cleaning?
and other contaminates are actually pulled into the mechanical conveyance system
through the return side of the system and from exterior sources. These
contaminates build up inside the return ductwork. Many homes have inefficient
filters, which trap less than 10 percent of the particulate that is drawn in the
system. The average six-room house collects 40 pounds of dust each year!
Why should I have my ducts cleaned?
|Your Health - Duct
cleaning improves the health of your home living environment. It is estimated
that 1/2 of all upper respiratory illnesses are caused by poor indoor air
quality. According to the Department of Consumer Affairs, children are more
likely than adults to be affected by poor indoor air - they breathe faster,
inhale more air per unit of body weight, and are closer to the ground where
concentrations are higher.|
Your Home - Duct cleaning removes a
substantial amount of dust and debris from the home, in some cases as much as
ten pounds may be removed. These airborne pollutants contribute to dust in the
air, on your furniture, and in your carpet.
Your Wallet - Dust
and debris that is drawn into your system will soon overcome a standard
household filter and begin to accumulate in the mechanical systems and ductwork.
Once this occurs the system is less efficient and must run longer to do the same
job as when it is clean. The cumulative savings here will pay for the cleaning
over a few years. Some 50% of illnesses are either caused or aggravated by
polluted indoor air!
What type of
procedure does Swift Air Mechanical use to clean my system?
Mechanical has 16 years of duct cleaning experience in the Indianapolis area. We
employ and train highly competent individuals to best serve the needs of our
customer. Upon arriving at your home our lead technician will walk through and
count the registers in your home while explaining the process to be used in
cleaning your system. Source removal duct cleaning is considered the best method
for relieving indoor air quality problems and is the only method endorsed by the
National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA).
Swift Air Mechanical
has utilized source removal technology for duct cleaning since 1996. We use high
velocity compressed air along with a high volume vacuum system (9000 cfm) to
dislodge contaminates and pull them from your home. We use specially designed
air whips, air sweeps and rotary brushes designed to ensure proper removal of
contaminates. All grills, registers, diffusers and plenums are cleaned and
sanitized. After the cleaning an EPA approved sanitizer is fogged through the
system. This sanitizer will kill mold, bacteria and fungus.
ensure a clean, healthy environment, we recommend that air ducts be cleaned
every 5 to 7 years. Give us a call at 547-5355 if we can schedule your cleaning
or answer any questions for you.
To learn more about air duct cleaning
or to schedule us to come out, give us a call at 547-5355.