You benefit if air ducts are clean
Air ducts are like lungs. They provide the air we need, but we tend to take them for granted.
Some cleaning and maintenance, however, can mean healthier air indoors and less stress on your heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Less stress on the HVAC system, in turn, means lower utility bills and a system that lasts longer.
All these reasons make air-duct cleaning a smart, long-term investment with immediate benefits.
Dirty indoor air
Believe it or not, the air inside your home or business may be dirtier than the air you breathe outside in big, bad New York City or bustling Long Island.
From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:
“In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.
“In addition, people who may be exposed to indoor air pollutants for the longest periods of time are often those most susceptible to the effects of indoor air pollution. Such groups include the young, the elderly and the chronically ill, especially those suffering from respiratory or cardiovascular disease.”
What duct cleaning is
A professional duct cleaning will remove all the dirt, dust, mouse droppings and debris that have worked their way into the ducts, which carry your heated or cooled air into the rooms of your home or business.
Our experienced technicians look for cracked or dislodged ducts, which can let heated or cooled air escape, at great cost to your energy bill.
They can install an ultraviolet light in your ducts to kill bacteria and mold. Ducts contain a lot of humidity, which encourages growth of fungi. Hospitals, for example, have used ultraviolet lights in their ducts systems for years to fight bacteria.
We can run tests to determine the air pressure. This will show how much, if any, air you are losing and whether the system is properly balanced. Industry estimates put the average home’s air loss at 10 percent or more.
Do my ducts need cleaning?
Call Lighthouse and we will be glad to help you determine if your ducts need cleaning at this time.
You’re more likely to benefit from a cleaning if you have pets – their dander gets into the ducts –- or you allow smoking indoors or you have recently renovated part of your home, which can send sawdust into your ducts.
Maybe your ducts haven’t been cleaned in several years, making buildup more likely and creating an environment for mold. Or someone in your family has asthma or another respiratory problem that would be eased with cleaner ducts and better indoor air quality.
What we do
When we clean, our experienced staff tackles the entire system.
• They will dislodge dust and use high-tech vacuums to capture all the unwanted particles.
• They will determine if ducts have leaks or damage.
• If they must cut holes to gain access, they will seal and re-insulate the areas.
• Our technicians are very courteous; they will make sure your home—furnishings, carpet etc. –- is as clean as when they entered your home or business.
You will breathe easier knowing that your ducts are bringing you cleaner air. And your system won’t have to work as hard to push air past the debris and obstacles that were in your ducts.
We also offer a maintenance plan that calls for periodic cleaning of your system to ensure your HVAC is operating at its best efficiency.
Lighthouse HVAC is a full-service company known in Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island for top quality work and competitive prices. We’re available 24/7 for emergencies and we guarantee our work.