Commercial Air Duct Cleaning
Fresh Air Technologies provides commercial air duct cleaning services to clients in the Charlotte, NC area and surrounding cities. Air duct cleaning is an important part of any commercial indoor air quality management program.
What is required for cleaning commercial air duct systems is much different than cleaning residential air duct systems, and our experienced team has extensive knowledge on how to clean both types of systems. The Fresh Air team can read and understand mechanical drawings of commercial air ducts so that we can locate and protect the sensitive airflow monitoring equipment and dampers.
Benefits of Commercial Air Duct Cleaning
People spend about 90% of their time indoors, which means having clean breathable air is important. Proper maintenance and upkeep of your systems is a great way to prevent problems. A major part of taking care of your system is cleaning your air ducts. Here are the benefits of commercial air duct cleaning.
Reduced energy costs
Dirty air ducts make your HVAC system work harder due to contaminants. When you have clean air ducts, your system can work without issues. Therefore, the heating and cooling operations work much more efficiently. When your equipment is working efficiently, it will not use as much energy, saving you money on your energy bills.
Longer equipment life
When debris and other particles build-up, it can clog up your HVAC system and cause it to fail. Having a regular air duct cleaning can keep your equipment running for years.
Removes Old Toxins
Commercial Air duct cleaning reduces airborne pathogens that could cause respiratory distress. While previously used vacuum systems may remove old toxins, some could be left behind or make their way into the furnace system. These can be heavy chemical treatments or resurfacing of items that contain paint or other toxic compounds that can release fine particles into the air.
Improves indoor air quality
Over time, many contaminants and air pollutants will enter your commercial airflow, these contaminants are then sucked up into your heating and cooling systems and then re-circulated over and over daily. This vicious cycle creates build-up in the ductwork of your commercial building.
Having commercial air ducts cleaned means you can remove potential odors that seem to linger around. This could be from chemical solutions used in your plant or exhaust from fans or machines. Extracting the cobwebs or dust that may be in your air ducts can eliminate these odors.
Commercial Air Duct Cleaning Process
Commercial air duct cleaning is a fairly intrusive and loud process. All work will be done outside of business hours, either at night or on the weekends. We take extra care to make sure all work stations and flooring are protected with plastic before we begin our work. At the end of the shift, all floors are vacuumed to ensure we leave your space cleaner than when we found it. We also provide commercial air duct sealing to ensure your air duct is performing its best.
1. Inspect the air duct
Before any work can begin, a full inspection of the facility’s air duct will be conducted to determine the amount of debris and contaminants as well as any damage that may be present.
2. Protective coverings
We will ensure that all furniture is covered to protect it from any dust or debris that may fall during the cleaning process.
3. Gain Access to Air Ducts
To gain access to the air ducts, the first step is to utilize the existing service openings. If existing service openings are not usable for the cleaning process, then it may be required to remove ceiling sections to access the ductwork.
4. Clean Diffusers
Once the cleaning starts, the first aspect of the air duct that gets cleaned is all diffusers, dampers, grills, and diffuser boots. These will be removed, cleaned, and then replaced at the end of the cleaning procedures.
5. Clean Ductwork
All internal ductwork such as fiberglass insulation, ducts, dampers, and louvers, will then be cleaned via vacuuming, air washing, or power brushing.
The vacuuming involves the use of a portable vacuum cleaner with a high-efficiency particle air filter. The vacuum is inserted into openings of the air duct to remove and clean out contaminants.
The air washing method uses a hose with a special attachment that pushes the compressed air into each opening in the duct. The attachment improves the force that pushes the air into the ductwork, removing particulates and toxins. These contaminants are then pushed downstream through the air duct and out of the system and into a vacuum collection unit.
Commercial Air Duct Cleaning Cost
Air duct cleaning is the process in which your HVAC system is cleaned from the main trunk line to the branches.
The average air duct cleaning cost for commercial businesses is between $400 and $1,000, with the price affected by factors like the size of the commercial property, the number of ducts, and their configuration.
Minimum Cost: $250
National Average Cost: $600
Average Range: $400 to $1,000
It is important to clean your ducts every 5 to 7 years or as needed to help improve system efficiency. Other factors that go into determining the price is the size of your ductwork, the number of vents, degree of contamination, and ease of access.
About Fresh Air Technologies
The Fresh Air Companies’ experts devote as much time as is necessary to complete the commercial air duct cleaning. Our expert team is always ready to help you as they have with their clients since being in business. Whether you need commercial dry ice blasting, commercial dryer vent cleaning, or HVAC coil restoration Fresh Air can help.
Fresh Air Technologies has been helping Charlotte area homeowners solve their air duct issues for over 16 years. Jay Lanzy, Principal Owner of FATech, was trained as an Environmental Geologist with over 20 years of environmental consulting experience. Every air duct cleaning project is carefully planned with written protocols prepared for every job.