How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home 

Regular dusting, mopping, vacuuming and sweeping makes a big difference. As well, keeping the filters in your vacuum clean, making sure you have door mats at every entrance can help trap particles for easier removal. A deeper clean, such as carpet steaming, HVAC duct cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and washing the drapes regularly, can all help. 

The filter in your HVAC system can also make a big difference!  Proper use of an electrostatic filter can help with this.  It ionically charges the particles, trapping them in the filter.  These filters help reduce household costs and landfill waste, as well as dust, since they are washed, rather than replaced!

With this in mind, it is imperative that the A.C. Unit and the Duct-work receive a basic vent cleaning every 18 to 24 months, and a deep cleaning every 4 to 6 years (depending on system accessories).  

There are several differences between basic and deep cleaning that is explained below:

Basic Cleaning:  Vacuuming out each individual air duct and return with high powered negative pressure vacuum to remove dust, debris, hair, and dirt.

Deep Cleaning:  Several deep cleaning services that can be done separately or together which include:  Sanitization with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial solutions, mold treatment that eradicates fungus within the air ducts/unit and rotor brush for solidified dirt and debris.

Maintenance Between Cleanings

Although having your air ducts professionally cleaned is beneficial to your home and health, it isn’t enough. To ensure that you are breathing the cleanest air at all times, you should stay up-to-date on your filters.Your air filters need to be changed least every 3 months. If there is a pet living in the home, the filter needs to be changed every 2 months. Finally, if there are multiple pets or allergy sufferers, it should be changed every 20-45 days.If changing your air filter this often seems to be a pain, opt for electrostatic filters. This type of filter does not need to be changed, but simply washed off. They can be a bit more expensive at first, but you will save money in the long run by not having to constantly buy traditional filters.By keeping up with your air filter, you will ensure your HVAC unit stays efficient and the air in your home stays breathable in between air duct cleanings.Another good rule of thumb is to ask any service provider that works on your HVAC unit to clean the cooling coils and drain pans. 

About ABC Cleaning, Inc. of Orlando, FL

Serving Central Florida since 1992, ABC Cleaning, Inc. has been the acknowledged leader in air duct cleaningchimney cleaning and dryer vent cleaning. We’re NADCA certified, we consistently invest in and have the most modern equipment and utilize the latest technology available with the best-trained service technicians in all of Orlando. If you need help deciding whether to replace or repair faulty ducts, please contact us at ABC. We provide quality HVAC service throughout Orlando and the surrounding communities. Please give us a call today at 407-477-4302. We are here to help!

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