Air Duct Cleaning by Sears
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- Powerful duct cleaning equipment for all duct types.
- Improves HVAC system efficiency and may reduce energy costs.
- Remove years of accumulated dirt, debris and allergens.
- Professional, trained, background checked technicians.
Air Duct Cleaning
Sears Air Duct Cleaning
Concealed behind your walls and mostly ignored, your air ducts serve as vital pathways that deliver warm and cool air
throughout your home during the year. While they may be unseen, your air ducts are working nearly year round, whenever
you have your air conditioner or heater running. Attached to your HVAC system, air ducts transfer the air from these
systems throughout your home. What many homeowners don’t realize, though, is that your air ducts, in nearly constant
use, continually accumulate dust, grime, debris, pet dander and allergens throughout the year. In fact, according to
National Air Duct Cleaners Association the average American home produces 40 pounds of dust per year!
Air Duct Cleaning and Indoor Air Quality
While vacuuming and dusting may be a part of your weekly cleaning routine, these basic methods invariably leave dust and
dirt behind, and no amount of regular cleaning can capture every dust mite your home produces. As such, much of that dust and
dirt ends up in your air ducts. What’s worse is that this same dust continues to recirculate over and over again, with the dust
continuing to accumulate inside your ducts even while it’s redistributed throughout your home.
This constant cycle of dust accumulation and redistribution can have serious effects on your home’s cleanliness and your
family’s health. Constantly re-circulated allergens will irritate allergy sufferers throughout the year, even when their allergies
are not in season (like pollen and weed allergies). Additionally, people with compromised respiratory systems may experience
difficulty breathing in homes with high dust quantities. With Sears Air Duct Cleaning, you can significantly reduce the amount of
dust in your air ducts, which can lead to a better indoor air quality throughout your home.
The Air Duct Cleaning Process
Once on the scene, trained Sears professionals utilize powerful, truck-mounted equipment to clear your air ducts of dust, debris, pet
dander, allergens, and grime. This powerful suction equipment essentially vacuums out years of accumulated dust from the air ducts,
leaving them clean and clear. Once finished, our technicians remove all equipment and make sure that your ducts and HVAC unit are
restored to their former condition.
Air Duct Cleaning & HVAC System Efficiency
Your HVAC unit and air ducts deliver heated or cooled air throughout your home year-in and year-out. The air your HVAC unit produces
travels through your air ducts and heats or cools your home through the air vents in each room. The EPA defines the dust and other
particles in your home’s air as particulate matter, "a complex mixture of extremely small particles and liquid droplets." The EPA also
notes that, "Particle pollution is made up of a number of components, including acids (such as nitrates and sulfates), organic chemicals,
metals, and soil or dust particle." 2
If you remove your furnace filter and hold it up to the light, you can probably see
several hundred of these minuscule particles floating in the air.
While your furnace filter is designed to trap this particulate matter and prevent it from entering your air ducts, often particles still get
through. The amount of particles your HVAC filter traps coincides with the quality of air in your home: the lower the quality of air, the
more particles your filter will trap, and the more particles are likely to get through the filter. If these particles are allowed to build up,
your HVAC system can become less efficient, having to operate longer to heat or cool your home. An inefficient HVAC system can result in
inconsistent heating or cooling, higher utility costs, and expensive HVAC unit repairs (for instance, an A-coil or blower motor) if the problem
is left unchecked. Air duct cleaning from Sears, which focuses on the dirt in your air ducts, can also boost the efficiency of a dirty HVAC
system, cleaning out the particulate matter that can hinder HVAC effectiveness.
The Sears Air Duct Cleaning System
The air duct cleaning system Sears technicians employ is among the most powerful air duct cleaning systems on the market today. Our cleaning
system applies to nearly any air duct system found in homes today. The techniques and methods our staff utilize are the result of careful
training to operate their equipment safely and consistently with the guidelines set by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA).
Air Duct Cleaning: Step 1
The Sears Blue Crew arrives at your home on time, in a clearly marked truck and
Air Duct Cleaning: Step 2
A technician greets you and carefully reviews the cleaning services you have requested.
Air Duct Cleaning: Step 3
Before the air duct cleaning, your advisor will explain the importance of indoor
air quality and air purification products available.
Air Duct Cleaning: Step 4
Sears uses some of the most powerful equipment available. The industrial strength
cleaning unit vacuums debris from your air ducts.
Air Duct Cleaning: Step 5
The technicians will prepare your home for service by covering floors with protective
cloths and placing corner guards where needed.
Air Duct Cleaning: Step 6
The technician carefully seals a return air vent before cleaning to maximize the
Air Duct Cleaning: Step 7
Your advisor will explain how Sears cleans the HVAC system using a variety of specialized
tools adapted to even the most unique system.
Air Duct Cleaning: Step 8
We connect a powerful 8 inch vacuum to the main trunk line. The vacuum collects
all contaminants which are dislodged during cleaning.
Air Duct Cleaning: Step 9
High pressure air and specialized tools are used to dislodge the dirt and debris
so that the vacuum can pull it into the containment unit.
Air Duct Cleaning: Step 10
The technician inserts the compressed air hose with an air whip which loosens dirt
from the duct walls and pushes the dust and dirt to the vacuum.
Air Duct Cleaning: Step 11
The technician installs a galvanized sheet metal access panel over the hole and
attaches it with 12 screws in accordance with NADCA standards and seals the patch
with metal tape.
Air Duct Cleaning: Step 12
The technician seals the hole made to insert the air whip with an approved plug.
Air Duct Cleaning: Step 13
After cleaning, the technician reviews the order with you to answer any questions
and to make sure you are satisfied with the job.
Air Duct Cleaning: Step 14
Please go online to our Survey Site and fill out the customer satisfaction survey.
Your feedback is important to us.
You’d Be Surprised What’s Lurking In Your Home’s Air Duct System
August 14, 2012
According to the National Air Duct Cleaner’s Association (NADCA), a typical six-room
home creates over 40 pounds of dust annually through everyday living. In addition,
the typical family generates a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants such
as dander, dirt and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system
and re-circulated 50 to 70 times per day on average. Over time, this re-circulation
can cause a build-up of contaminants in the air duct work.
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representative will contact you promptly, usually within the next business day.
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