Why the Indoor Air Quality Business?

The indoor air quality industry has seen substantial growth recently. This surge is due to a heightened awareness among homeowners about the presence of germs and allergens in their homes. Despite this growth, many contractors have yet to realize the immense potential of this largely untapped market. There are profitable chances to increase revenue or create a new branch specifically for indoor air quality within their current HVAC or carpet cleaning businesses.

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Who Are We?

Air-Care is the world’s premier manufacturer of air duct cleaning equipment, supplies, and a trusted provider of comprehensive air duct cleaning training for over 40 years. In addition to our exceptional air duct cleaning solutions, we produce electrostatic air filters designed to replace disposable furnace filters. Our extensive product line features negative air machines, contact cleaning machines, foggers, chemicals, duct inspection systems, and much more.

Why Should Air Ducts be Cleaned

Indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air, with most filters trapping only 10% of pollutants like dust, pollen, and dander. These accumulate in HVAC systems and ducts, often overlooked during cleaning. Neglecting them allows pollutants and biological growth to compromise air quality, as mold and bacteria thrive in the humid conditions created by air conditioners and humidifiers, releasing spores and toxins.

How Often Should Air Ducts be Cleaned?

After a complete air system cleaning, with proper upkeep and a high-quality filter, the system should stay clean for 3 to 7 years. Standard filters catch just 10% of airborne contaminants, letting most dust recirculate. For ongoing protection against biological growth, a professional should apply an EPA-approved biocide semi-annually to annually.

Dirty Ducts Cause Higher Energy Costs

If fan blades, evaporator coils, or other key parts of an HVAC system are heavily contaminated, they can significantly increase energy consumption. The system may need to operate longer to achieve desired heating or cooling levels, leading to excessive energy use. Regular cleaning and maintenance of these components are essential to ensure energy efficiency and reduce unnecessary energy expenditure in heating or cooling the occupied spaces.

Problems with Mold in Duct Systems

Mold spores proliferate with steady warmth, moisture, and nutrients from dust and dirt bypassing filters. HVAC systems provide the perfect temperature, while moisture arises from environmental humidity, furnace humidifiers, or air conditioner coils. These molds disperse spores, potentially triggering severe allergies or asthma in 10% of individuals. Both living and dead molds emit toxins, causing immediate allergic reactions.

What are Sources of Air Duct Contamination?

Indoor air, once outside, carries in dust, chemicals, pollen, and mold. Humans shed skin cells hourly, adding to pollutants from cooking, sprays, and personal products. Building materials and furnishings also release contaminants. Construction generates dust that enters ductwork, and duct components stored outdoors may gather dust, water, and mold before installation.

What Does Air Duct Cleaning Cost?

The cost of duct cleaning depends on home size, duct count, and time since last service. A complete system cleaning with a high-efficiency filter installation is advised for sustained cleanliness. A professional duct cleaning for a small residence starts at $200, while a larger home may cost at least $800. These prices ensure a comprehensive clean that contributes to the system’s long-term efficiency and the home’s air quality.

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