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Duct Cleaning in Fostoria Ohio-SAVE up to $500

Posted on 22 April, 2011 at 10:49 Comments comments (175)
Hello Fostoria,
A great way to save money on your air duct cleaning is ask for our coupon
If you have an older home, which most of you do, the likelihood of getting all the dirt out of the system without some kind of camera or video equipment is highly unlikely.  I had Duct Hunter out to my house a few years ago.  I went back into my house system with video equipment 2 years later and looked at the ductwork.  It was filthy!  I am thankful that I decided to get the house cleaned again.  This time with the aid of cameras to make sure the ducts were clean.
I have found that the older homes here in Fostoria usually have a floor return system and most of the supply ducts are on the 1st floor of the house. On two story homes there is usually some odors, fungus and mold growing in the duct work.  Cleaning the return on the older homes can be a bit more challenging for any system, but with Roto Vision, you have a 95% better chance of getting all the dirt out of the system.
before cleaning by the HVAC guyWhen your entire HVAC system is clean and functioning correctly, you have a much greater chance of saving money on utility bills.

Spring Cleaning Air Ducts the RotoBrush Way 800-440-6515

Posted on 13 April, 2011 at 12:35 Comments comments (312)


Back to the books-Ashwood College for a diploma in HVAC

Posted on 11 April, 2011 at 22:08 Comments comments (123)
I'm taking some courses at Ashwood College.  It's online and pretty affordable, so I'll be able to learn some better techniques for troubleshooting and repairing central air conditioning systems.

The season is almost here...we even had an 80 degree day last Sunday the 10th of April

How to get rid of odors in the house

Posted on 9 April, 2011 at 21:28 Comments comments (1591)
Ridding strong odors in your house...

You might already have tried to get rid of the odor yourself, so I'm going to tell you how to get rid of the stubborn odors that don't go away with chemicals you might try from places like a hardware store.

Odors caused from CATS,SMOKE, URINE, NICOTINE, and  CONTAMINATION from MOLD & MILDEW and FUNGUS can be pretty stubborn.

Here's what I recommend:

1st.  If the odor is light, you might try using Arm and Hammer baking soda powder over all the carpets.  Having the carpets professionally extracted might solve the problem, but if the odor still comes back you have to replace the carpet and padding.
Sometimes you have to use a commercial grade product to rid odors in your homeIMPORTANT-Before you put new carpet and padding down, use an odor eating agent like Neutron Industries orange odor eliminator.  I've use this product and it works.  Follow the directions.  You have to add water over the product to activate it.

2nd. Once the carpet has been extracted, you will have to wash the walls with tri-sodium phosphate.  You can get it at the paint store or a hardware.  In some cases you have to prime the ceilings and walls with a stain and odor blocking primer and then paint.  It just depends on how heavy the nicotine is.  I usually wash the walls with a good degreaser, but male cats mark their territory and you cannot see the trails on the walls without a black light.

3rd.  Call a professional to clean your air ducts.  You might have to use a fogger to stop the odor trapped inside, but taking all the fuzz and lint out of the air ducts will usually give you some good results. Getting rid of the allergens, mites and microscopic life takes some professional fogging. Your duct work may be full of all kinds of odors. 

You local H-VAC Guy can help you at 800-440-6515


Duct Cleaners-Here's what you need to know...

Posted on 9 April, 2011 at 11:13 Comments comments (294)
Inside your home there are several feet of metal duct boxing that air travels in back to the air handler
Hi, This is Dave Evans

I've been in the service industry all my life.  I'm also a EPA certified HVAC technician.  What does that mean? It means I could take a test and get at least a 70%.  It's the same with every profession-doctors included!  It's the experience that really counts and the knowledge to apply what we learn to correctly take care of business. This helps us all get our jobs done efficiently.

There are unions and trade organizations that every professional joins, but the bottom line is "personal conviction to do the best job possible and NOT CUT CORNERS.  I believe "a good name is better than anything!  My customers tell me all the time, "I can see you know what your doing".  I don't belong the NDCA because it's really expensive and "You" the home owner will end up paying for a companies membership in the organization.  

What you need to ask over the phone when you call for a technician to clean your air ducts depends on your situation...

You need to ask yourself "Why am I getting this done" it because there's dust everywhere in your house or do you think you got mold issues?

Or is it another reason...for instance just the thought of possibility of sharing another families germs with your family.. or

"Does your entire house smell bad?"...Well, here's a few questions?

Ask them: " Do you have a FREE inspection 1st or do you include it in the duct cleaning service?"

The H-VAC GUY does free inspections & I will tell you the remedy for your situation-even how to get rid of strong odors.  We do Fogging-it sanitizes your duct work and get's rid of the don't have to leave your house-regular fogging won't hurt you, but in some cases like smoke damage or a cat smell-that's a different story.

"Do you have to clean every vent duct in the house?" If you have an odor problem, the answer is yes".... if it's just to clean the dirt out of the duct work the answer might be "no" it depends on the might have had an addition added to your home last year. 

How dirty does it have to be to want to pay for the cleaning?

Ask how much they charge.   Typically you can get a technician out to your house for $100 or less to clean the main trunk line, but there are many factors to consider before you ask them to come.

Here's a few thoughts.

"Can your vents be cleaned from the floor level of your home?"

"Is your air handler in a difficult place to service?"

"Even though you may have furnace techs inspect your furnace every year, would you be willing to pay to have the furnace evaporator coil, and squirrel cage examined with a video camera?"

"What do you think they might find?"

"When was the last time you replaced your air filter and what kind do you typically buy?"

"Do you have pets, leaving behind hair and dander?"

"If you hire a company to clean your equipment and air ducts, what kind of guarantee are you looking for?"

The H-Vac Guy is a duct and HVAC equipment cleaning service that guarantees that you will feel and see  the results of our service the same day!  We video the whole process so you can share it with your family, so they will know it was done right.

Dryer and dryer vent cleaning

Posted on 8 April, 2011 at 15:09 Comments comments (263)
clean dryer vents might save a lifeIt's the chore nobody likes to do! But nobody likes a house on fire either.

Cleaning the dryer lint trap.  Really it's no big deal when you have nice place to throw away the lint when your reach out and grab it-so soft and fuzzy!  It's usually just the lint of towels and cotton clothes that constantly fall apart. 

The problem is that when a dryer runs, the moisture that get eliminated with the lint causing the dryer vent to get gummed up!  Then the metal and plastic tubes leading to fresh air get full of lint as well. This makes a mess and in some cases leads to a fire inside the dryer vent cavity.
clean a dirty dryer means taking the dryer back off and physically vacuuming out the lint or brushing it away
It might be hard to define what your looking at here.  TheGREY MATTER -dust inside the vent of a dryer.

When I opened the back of the dryer up, I placed part of the diffuser on the floor.

If you've been cleaning the lint trap all along, but it takes longer to dry the clothes, the answer is deep inside the dryer.

Here is what a dryer looks like opened up like a factory repair.

Do you fear mold?

Posted on 8 April, 2011 at 15:01 Comments comments (105)
If you think your have mold, fungus or mildew blowing through your air ducts in your house, I have a simple solution that won't cost you much more than your time.

avoiding  allergens with a resperatorCall me right now at 800-440-6515.  If you are a DIY person,  go and buy a mold test kit and place it somewhere inside the air handler. You can also do a swipe test to find out if your air ducts have a layer of dirt thriving with spores. 

You can see pictures of mold and get more information on serious issues no more mold.

Cleaning your air ducts can save money on your utility bill

Posted on 8 April, 2011 at 14:33 Comments comments (209)
As a technician that works on homes, I am constantly looking at broken and damaged air ducts-sometimes they are completely disconnected.  If you have an older house, with a crawl space or basement, it's a good idea to check the connections and the dampers to make sure they are set in the right position.

Occasionally I get a call from a customer who has dust everywhere in the house.  This usually means there is a problem with a filter or in some cases a broken cold air return in the attic-pulling all the loose insulation to the air handler.

A dirty evaporator coil can cause your energy bill to soar double!germs live in air ducts and dust contains allergens and dust mitesIf you get either of these two situations repaired, you will save a lot of money.  It's worth having your air ducts cleaned out because all the construction materials from the past have accumulated there...add the 6 pounds of normal dust and dander.  Well, you have a mess on your hands.