Phillips Power Vacuum Service Ltd.- HVAC cleaning and decontamination, Victoria BC Canada

By: Phillips Power Vacuum  09-12-2011
Keywords: Heating, air duct, Power Vacuum

Why Everybody Needs - Phillips Power Vacuum Services Ltd.

We live in a world where healthy living has become a way of life. The Environmental Protection Agency claims that indoor air can be up to 70 times more polluted that outdoor air. Now consider that most people spend between 60% to 90% of their time indoors.. The facts can be quite alarming.

Dirt, dust and lint in the air are some of the most common sources of polluted air causing allergy problems and other respiratory ailments. Heating and cooling systems circulate dirt as well as heat, unless they are thoroughly leaned on a regular basis. The Phillips Power Vacuum Service Ltd. is the clean air contractor in this area.

Fact: 100,000 btu natural gas furnace can produce slightly more than one gallon of water per hour. Because of faulty maintenance and installation, many of those systems are corroded, and the chimneys, venting systems, burners and heat exchangers are rusted and plugged. While many of those systems appear to be operating normally, they are actually introducing dangerous carbon monoxide gas into the indoor living environment - a major cause of illness.

Phillips Power Vacuum Service Ltd. is designed to accomplish a thorough cleaning of the air ducts, plenums, fans, evaporator coils, secondary and recuperative coils. The work involved is not difficult. The vacuum is hooked up by linking a flex hose from the Power Vacuum unit. All registers and grills are sealed off and a vacuum is created within the air duct system.

Do you Have An "Indoor Air Pollution Problem?"

If you answer YES to any of the following questions, your home may suffer from "Indoor Air Pollution."

  • Do you have an air circulating system that utilizes a standard fibre glass filter?
  • Do you have pets?
  • Are there smokers in the house?
  • Does anyone in your house suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory problems?
  • Do you experience headaches, nausea, burning sensations in the nose, throat or eyes when inside the home?
  • Do you have "dust rails" or discolouring coming out of your air duct registers?
  • When you last changed your furnace filter, did you see dust and dirt inside the filter housing?

Saves Fuel & Reduces Maintenance Problems

There is abundant evidence that even a thin layer of soot and dirt in heating or cooling systems becomes an unwanted insulator. As little as 1/16th of an inch of soot is equal to a one-inch blanket of insulation, which can double the amount of fuel required to maintain a comfortable room temperature. Nine out of ten mechanical breakdowns on heating and cooling systems are caused by dirt, dust, lint or soot. Think of that. The lack of simple, low-cost maintenance can double the cost of heating and can cost consumers millions of dollars each year in maintenance.

Clearing The Air In Your Home

(NAPS)—Sealing a home to keep the cold air out can also keep airborne contaminants in. That’s why it’s important for homeowners to get their heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system cleaned—before they shut their windows for the season.

The following tips can help homeowners determine if their air ducts need to be cleaned:

  1. Remove the register from the floor or wall vent.
  2. Insert a mirror into the duct and hold it at a 45-degree angle.
  3. Shine a flashlight straight into the mirror.
If you see accumulated dust, mold or mildew, it may be time to call an HVAC system cleaning contractor.

It’s a good idea to use a company that’s a certified member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). The group tests the knowledge of contractors for safe and effective HVAC system cleaning.

Keywords: air duct, Heating, Power Vacuum

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