Duct Cleaning Forum
Air-Care has recently launched an air duct cleaning forum. It is a great place for those in the industry to ask and answer questions and discuss and debate anything related to air duct cleaning.
Here's some recent posts from DuctCleaningForum.com.
Posted on Mon, 02 Sep 2013 10:23:56 -0400
Im trying to figure out if anyone out there has had experience with the Pro-Spin dryer vent cleaner? Or does anyone have one. Im thinking of purchasing one, but I want to know reviews. I cant find anything bad or good on it, ANYWHERE!! I guess no news is good news, but just want to make sure. Thanks for your time guys.
Posted on Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:07:06 -0400
What marketing strategies have been working for you guys? We have just started offering this service and use nikros negative air machine with air tools... We have used yellow pages and created a website. Do you think door hangers may be a good idea? Any advice would be great.. thanks
Posted on Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:52:56 -0500
UV Light In-Duct Air Purifier
The U.S. Government requires UV lamps above cooling coils for all government buildings and schools in order to control microbial growth in buildings. Now the average homeowner can apply the same safety measures in their own living spaces.
Considering the dangers of mold and bacteria in the home, it just makes sense to attack these problems at the source. Now you can with our certified UV Germicidal Lamp.
Placed on the inside trunk line of your furnace next to the coil, this UV light will kill as well as prevent mold growth and spores on your system’s air conditioning coils and air ducts, thereby providing the BEST protection available for you and your family.
In-duct air purification bulbs use highly effective methods to clean the air in your home or building. This system has the power to remove particles of a much smaller size than even the best HEPA filtration systems, such as: viruses, odors, fumes, bacteria, smoke particles, gases, dust, allergens, and skin flakes.
Don’t settle for a UV lamp just because it’s cheap. These bulbs always burn out quickly, and you will find yourself spending more money in the long run.
Things to check:
• Number of bulbs
• Size of bulbs
• Warranty time
Recommended price: $350-450
We cut two, one inch holes inside supply/return plenum (main duct line), followed by the unit installation.
This information provided by Cleanable Solutions.
Posted on Fri, 20 Apr 2012 19:56:48 -0400
Posted on Tue, 24 Apr 2012 20:12:47 -0400
What do you think is a fair price, as a worker doing the actual job, for a full residential duct cleaning and a commercial duct cleaning job respectively? (Using averages)
Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2012 16:11:28 -0400
i am looking for a little bit of info about getting started and if a contractors license is need.
i have been in hvac for the last ten years and currently a tm for a nation wide equipment and parts supplier.
so if any of you ducted cleaning vets have any wise words for me that would me much appreciated.
Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:31:10 -0400
The wasted energy and possible employee down time resulting from a dirty
duct system is by no means a myth. Although each and every specific
health benefit is under constant debate, like nearly every other subject
in the medical field, the removal of debris to cause machinery to work
up to factory specifications and the removal of mold and bacteria which
have proven negative implications is essential. Whether there are
specific benefits and improvements to a particular employee's asthma or
other respiratory issues goes beyond a duct system either way.
Lifestyle choices are always an important factor in determining the
state of someone's overall health, and cynicism about microcosmic
non-benefits should not stop an employer from looking at the big picture
and desiring a building that functions properly from top to bottom.
Posted on Tue, 15 May 2012 16:49:39 -0400
Do you use the idea of a Preventive HVAC Hygiene Program as a selling point?
Posted on Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:07:04 -0400
There has been some recent drama lately regarding the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. The board recently passed a measure to change the management company for the association, much to the chagrin of many of the NADCA members.
Some members feel the reasons given were not good enough or there was not enough communication made with the members before the decision to change management companies took place.
You can read the press release here: http://www.nadca.com/sites/default/files/userfiles/documents/nadca_press_release_final.pdf
Does anyone here on the forum even know or care about this and what are your thoughts on joining NADCA? If you are a member, what benefit have you received by being a member? If you are not a member, what is stopping you from joining?
Posted on Mon, 25 Jun 2012 15:26:27 -0400
I read the following article today that brings up a good point about not needing legislation that's designed to reduce duct cleaning scams and complaints. What do you think? Read the article and comment below.