How Does Cleaning The Vents And Ducts In My Home Purify The Air?

How does cleaning the vents and ducts in my home purify the air? Cleaning the vents in your home and making sure the ducts are properly sealed purifies your air by ensuring proper air flow throughout your house.

Truthfully, cleaning vents and ducts will not help if there are holes in your system. Most manufacturers and service providers will not bother to tell you all the facts, but Sylvia Crank of Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning does not fit any conventional mould of self-serving business person. Her Austin, Texas based company is dedicated to home air purification, and Sylvia excels in providing superior customer service. Give her company a cleaning and maintenance contract for your home air filtration and ventilation system, and cleaning is the last thing her crew does! 'Clean ducts with leaks and they get dirty again almost immediately,' she explains. Not everyone can understand the complicated system that Aire Serv follows to find and seal leaks in home air ventilation systems, but Sylvia is almost passionate about it, and never tires of trying to explain it to interested clients!


Leaks in an air ventilation system may be too small for the naked eye to spot. Sylvia Crank therefore approaches the problem by using a sophisticated computer system to measure the rate of air flow delivered by the ducts. This is measured in Cubic Feet per Minute or CFMs. The CFMs have to be adequate for the size of each room of the home served by the filtration and ventilation system. Small leaks may occur from any point in the system, including the buckets which lead to the grills or the highest point, which is generally the attic. Aire Serv uses a modern aerosol system to ensure that particles of sealant can reach every nook and cranny from which CFMs get reduced. It is not a matter of CFMs alone, the points of leaks act as inlets for fresh dirt, dust, allergens and pollutants to enter and contaminate the air circulating in your home. This is why you could continue to suffer from poor indoor air quality even after you have cleaned your ducts and changed your filter.




The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns not everyone understands the intricacies of air duct cleaning, which means that it is something best left to established experts in the field. Air duct cleaning is most useful when inspection shows significant accumulation of allergens and pollutants. The EPA stresses that there is little benefit in cleaning a duct system unless it is done properly. The EPA also advises due caution in selecting a reliable and capable service provider for the complicated work involved in cleaning air ducts. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association maintains a list of suitable members. Avoid companies that are prone to making wild claims, which do not answer your questions to your satisfaction and which do not seem to have trustworthy references.

Sylvia's sealing and cleaning procedures are so sound that Aire Serv has won many contracts for it from hospitals and nursing homes. You can call her or an equivalent service provider and get your home air filtration system up and running to the top quality standards your family and you deserve!

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