Dirty duct systems are a major source of indoor air pollution. Airborne contaminants are pulled into the ducts every time the heating and cooling system runs. Over time, these contaminants build up inside the ductwork, creating an ideal breeding ground for mold, bacteria, fungi and other microbes.
Particles drawn into the air ducts also pass through fiberglass filters and infiltrate into HVAC equipment, undermining the performance and energy efficiency of these systems. That can lead to premature failure and higher repair and maintenance costs, and shorter service life in the long run. According to the EPA, a build-up of only 0.42″ of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can decrease efficiency by 21%.
Air duct cleaning is a proactive solution to these problems. It can enhance indoor air quality, improve overall air circulation, eliminate built-up dirt and contaminants, and extend the life of heating and cooling systems.
INDOOR COMFORT TEAM service technicians provide comprehensive indoor air quality products and services through out St. Louis Metro Area, as being truly trained and experienced Indoor Air Quality Specialists.
That’s why so many businesses and homeowners rely on INDOOR COMFORT TEAM -- the professional choice in HEATING-AIR CONDITIONING and INDOOR AIR QUALITY. Our service technicians have the tools, methods and experience to repair, maintain, Install and thoroughly clean and sanitize all varieties of air-handling ductwork and systems -- from commercial and industrial to residential and fire/water restorations.
At “INDOOR COMFORT TEAM” We design, fabricate and install air duct systems…
Yes, we can repair and clean them too!
1. Ask For Mechanical License?
Furnace and A/C evaporative coil are the heart of your air duct system. Only HVAC trained and experienced professionals are recommended to work on it.
Cleaning the air vents only and not cleaning Blower assembly, Evaporative Coil, Primary and secondary heat exchanger, simple doesn’t make sense , it would be same as vacuuming only one half of your room and not the other half.
Not to mention newer highly advanced systems where only highly trained and experienced HVAC technicians are able to handle maintenance procedure with out damaging systems.
2. Ask Witch Method of Air Duct Cleaning They Use?
Negative air pressure push-pull is proved as one of the most effective methods.
Don’t get mislead by terms such as Truck Mount Powerful system and many other hand held vacuum type cleaning tools currently used by some contractors.
To effectively pull contaminants out of any air vents contractor must have tools and technique to create suction pressure of at least 4000 to 5000 CFM and at the same time is able to push with more than 125 PSI of air and/or physical brush…And most important contractor must be committed to take time and do it the right way!
3. Ask if it is HEPA-certified Vacuum System?
Only HEPA certified Vacuum systems won’t leave any dust in your home.
4. Ask for Proof of Liability and Workmen’s Comp Insurances for all employees?
Professional Contractor can provide these on your request.
5. Ask For References From Real Customers and Check with” BBB”?
Good contractor should have many references and good record with Better Business Bureau.
6. Ask How Long It Takes To Clean Entire Air Duct System?
On average a single story house with 3 bedrooms and one Furnace system can usually take 5 to 6 hours of labor for two experienced technicians, being committed to do it the right way.
7. Be aware of the whole house duct cleaning offers for $49?
At Indoor Comfort Team, we believe in honesty and integrity by being upfront with our customers. Usually these are scams and the company offers low prices to get a chance to come to your home and up-sale!
8. Ask For Total Price Including COMPLETE Cleaning Procedure of Entire System?
Honest contractor will give you upfront total “not to exceed” price with no hidden cost and up-sells.
9. Do not hire duct cleaners who make sweeping claims about the health benefits of duct cleaning — such claims are unsubstantiated.
Do not hire duct cleaners who recommend duct cleaning as a routine part of your heating and cooling system maintenance. You should also be wary of duct cleaners who claim to be certified by EPA. EPA neither establishes duct cleaning standards nor certifies, endorses, or approves duct cleaning companies.
10. For more official information about what Environmental Protection Agency has to say about duct cleaning visit: