This construction dust will cover everything including the heat exchanger (left) and the coil (right). When you turn your furnace on in the Fall and it smells, that is the dirt and dust on the heat exchanger burning. Dust on a coil will dramatically reduce it’s efficiency and ability to cool the home. We have seen this dust reduce the air flow and efficiency of a heating and air conditioning system by 40% on a brand new system.
This construction debris will collect in the air ducts and continually move with air flow through the air ducts. This dust will attract more dust and then over the course of a few short years the dust can become very thick. It is not uncommon for us to see homes that are only 5 years old to have air ducts that look like the ones below.
These dirty supply and return air ducts are found in most homes that never have had their systems Monster Vac’d before. The original construction debris acts like a magnet to attract other dirt and dust. This debris will become more and more of a problem until it is professionally cleaned out.
Air ducts Furnaces and Air Conditioning systems get dirty. There is no way around it. Most systems we clean are even dirtier then the ones pictured above. Most people that look inside their system and see dirt like this would want it cleaned. The most common reasons that people call Monster Vac to have their systems cleaned are below.
Dust in the Home
The dirt and dust that is present in the air ducts will continually circulate throughout the home settle on furniture, windows and fixtures. What doesn’t settle will just suck back into the air ducts and circulate through the system again. The only way to stop this constant circulation of the dust is to have it removed from the air ducts.
Removing Allergy and Asthma Triggers
The EPA lists common household dust as one of the top 5 Allergy and Asthma triggers found in a home. In addition to dust, pet hair, insects and sometimes molds are also found in air ducts. It is the recommendation of the EPA and health professionals all over the country that you reduce your exposure to triggers that can set off an allergy or asthma attack. The air ducts in your home are the biggest source of household dust and is most likely the dirtiest part of your home. It just makes good sense to remove these potential health hazards that exist in your air ducts.
Improving heating and air conditioning system performance
A dirty system will restrict air flow. Restricted air flow will cause uneven temperature distribution causing hot and cold areas in your home. A dirty system may never heat or cool your home to your satisfaction. A dirty system will work harder to to keep your home comfortable. This will cause premature failure of system components and will shorten the life of your system. Cleaning your system will restore the performance of your system. Many people who thought they needed to replace their system were pleased to find that after Monster Vac cleaned it, the system was running the same way it did when it was brand new. Having the system cleaned has saved many of our customers $5,000.00 to $10,000.00 in replacement costs.
A dirty and clogged system will consume and waste a lot of energy. A dirty system that is running constantly will cost you energy dollars. According to a study done by the University of Colorado, having a dirty system cleaned can save homeowners 40% of the electrical cost to run their heating and air conditioning. Making sure your system is clean is one of the first steps you should take when looking for ways to save energy.
Because it is Dirty!
Believe it or not our customers tell us the top reason they have Monster Vac clean their air ducts is because they are dirty! Just the thought of having the creepy crawly dirty things that are present in the air ducts is enough for most people to want to have them cleaned out. Many people who take pride in keeping a clean home just don’t want to ignore the dirtiest part of the home, they want it clean.