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FAQ

Why is it important for me to have the ducts cleaned in my building or business?

Ducts and vents are responsible for circulating air, whether it is for heating, cooling, or ventilation purposes.  Air contains dust particles and allergens, as well as other forms of debris, which is often sucked into the intake grills.  Over time, the dust, particles and debris manages to cling to the sides of the walls, get caught up in corners, and ultimately buildup.  This buildup can cause additional blockages, poor ventilation, and unsafe conditions and air quality.

 

Why do dryer ducts and exhaust fans require extra attention?

Commercial dryer ducts and exhaust fans, specifically kitchen exhaust fans, require extra attention due to the very nature of their purpose.  Dryer ducts accumulate a lot of fibers and lint particles, while exhaust fans in kitchens are exposed to oils and other cooking solutions.  In both cases, the ducts, vents, and fans accumulate “build-up” and blockages much quicker.  Similarly, lint and oil/grease build-up are extremely dangerous because they are highly flammable.  Therefore, they must be inspected and cleaned regularly.

 

How often should I get my ducts cleaned?

It is highly recommended that your commercial ducts, vents, and fans are inspected annually or semi-annually.   Unlike residential systems that can be cleaned every few years, commercial systems are always in use and exposed to much more than a home is.  Additionally, codes and laws may require your ducts to be cleaned more frequently, depending upon the location of your business, as well as the nature of the business.  However, it is likely that your vents will need to be cleaned, yearly.

 

Can dirty vents and ducts cause problems with energy efficiency?

Yes.  When vents and ducts are dirty and have blockages, the flow of air is hindered.  As a result, the system will not work as efficiently.  Because the system may have to work harder and/or longer, this could lead to higher energy costs.

 

Are your employees well trained in the field or do you hire out?

At AW & Sons, we make it a priority to hire only highly trained and educated individuals.  All of our technicians are HVAC certified specialists.  We do not hire out.

 

How much does the service cost?

The cost of the service varies, according to the nature of the job and all that it entails.  However, we would be more than happy to provide you with a free estimate, by sending one of our expert technicians out to your site, for a full evaluation and estimate.  For more information regarding costs, please feel free to call us and one of our representatives would be glad to discuss everything with you.