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|Posted on 22 April, 2011 at 10:49||comments (175)|
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.
|Posted on 13 April, 2011 at 12:35||comments (312)|
|Posted on 11 April, 2011 at 22:08||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
|Posted on 9 April, 2011 at 21:28||comments (1591)|
|Posted on 9 April, 2011 at 11:13||comments (294)|
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" ...is 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 odors...by the way..you 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 situation...you 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.
|Posted on 8 April, 2011 at 15:09||comments (263)|
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.
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.
|Posted on 8 April, 2011 at 15:01||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.
Call 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.
|Posted on 8 April, 2011 at 14:33||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.