Most homeowners who are looking into an ductwork cleaning service oftentimes don't know where to start. Depending on the challenges they're facing, the research process can be difficult. Because we believe in that old idiom "knowledge is power," we've gone out and done the hard work for you! Just select from these vent cleaning issues and peruse the material that we have located for you!
NADCA Duct Cleaning Videos
The following videos were produced by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association to answer some of the common questions homeowners have in regard to duct cleaning. The first video reviews indoor air quality, the second how your HVAC system got dirty, and the last video on improvements in energy efficiency.
Still in the research phase, but not ready to give us a call? The following links will help lay down the basics of air duct cleaning, as well as provide some insight on the industry:www.NADCA.com
The National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA) is an accreditation organization that sets both the technical and ethical standards that, as members, our company follows. Here you can find articles on the benefits of having your air ducts cleaned, keep tabs on the evolving practices in the industry, and find other greats sources for consumer information.www.EPA.gov
The Environmental Protection Agency is an outfit of the United States government and the nation’s leader in environmental science, research, education, and assessment efforts. Here you can find information on the importance of Indoor Air Quality and the do’s and don’ts of Air Duct Cleaning.www.consumerreports.org
Consumers Union (CU) is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. The following link will take you to their page on "dirty" air duct cleaning practices to watch out for.
Source Documents & Further Research
NADCA's "Why Clean Air Ducts": http://nadca.com/residential/why-clean-air-ducts
NADCA's "Why Choose a NADCA Member": http://nadca.com/residential/why-nadca
NADCA's "FAQs": http://nadca.com/residential/faq
NADCA's "Consumer Education": http://nadca.com/residential/consumer-education
NADCA's "Air Duct Cleaning & Energy Savings" Video Series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3lehNzTuvE
EPA's Pesticide Registration Division's
"Use of Antimicrobial Pesticide Products in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems": http://www.epa.gov/PR_Notices/prdraft_hvacr_2006.htm
Harrington, Tom, and Grant Shallcross
"The Importance of Cooling Coil Cleaning." DuctTales.
Angie's List's "Is Air Duct Cleaning Worth It?": http://magazine.angieslist.com/air-duct-cleaning/articles/air-duct-cleaning.aspx