Choosing An Air Duct Cleaning Contractor

Air-duct-cleaning-nj-memorable-air-care-300x300We are a Veteran Owned & Operated Air Duct & Dryer Vent Cleaning Company. We are NADCA Certified, ” www.nadca.com ” so you can have peace of mind that your air ducts are ACTUALLY being cleaned.

You have questions about air duct cleaning and Memorable Air Care, LLC has the answers.

Any contractor should have proper insurance and liability certificates to work in your home (this ultimately protects you, the homeowner).

What kind of filtration is on the equipment? Through access holes, negative pressure and proper filtration, Memorable Air Care, LLC technicians ensure that your home will not be re-contaminated with dirt and debris being removed from your duct work.

The EPA offers a post-consumer checklist for air duct cleaning. Memorable Air Care, LLC adhere’s to this checklist and any reputable duct cleaner should be able to offer it to their customers.

Air Duct Cleaning is an involved and lengthy process. A proper cleaning should take at least 3-4 hours. Anything less, and you should be asking questions.

Request before and after pictures of the cleaning. As a customer, who wants to stick their head in their duct work to make sure of a job well done? Request photos and a photo report. Memorable Air Care, LLC offer a PICTURE PERFECT photo report containing before and after photos of your project.

Before hiring ANY contractor, a written proposal with pricing and scope of work should be offered prior to job start. (Many companies offer the “too good to be true” coupon price and then add on hundreds or even thousands of dollars at the end).

Lastly, your air duct cleaning technician should walk you through your project at the end, ensuring that all of your questions are answered.

To learn more about the Memorable Air Care, LLC process and their NADCA trained technicians, visit https://www.memorableaircare.com/air-duct-cleaning-services/

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NADCA Certified Air Duct Cleaning!!!

Did you know that Memorable Air Care is a NADCA Certified company? We are trained to perform Air Duct Cleaning and Dryer Vent Cleaning in New Jersey. All we do 365 days a year is Air  Duct Cleaning & Dryer Vent Cleaning. We are your Indoor Air Specialists in Monmouth County, Ocean County, and Mercer County New Jersey. Give us a call for a free estimate. 908-884-5246

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Children With Allergies Only At Home? Air Duct Cleaning Might Fix That!

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Do you have children who suffer from allergens inside your home? Are they sick when inside your home then as soon as they leave all their symptoms go away? If so you may have poor indoor air quality and its time to have your Air Ducts Cleaned by a #NADCA certified professional! Give us a call for a free estimate and peace of mind!
We are a Veteran Owned/Operated business. We provide top quality Air Duct Cleaning & Dryer Vent Cleaning. We have state of the art Air Duct Cleaning equipment!

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Why Should I Clean My HVAC System and Air Ducts ?

Top Benefits of HVAC Cleaning

NADCA’s rule of thumb for consumers is that “if your ducts look dirty, they probably are,” and that dirty HVAC systems should be inspected by a reputable, certified HVAC professional. Below are some other reasons homeowners choose to have their air ducts cleaned.

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning. In a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living. Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home. The system taken air in and breathes air out.

Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work.

While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school or workplace, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.

Energy Savings

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.

When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.

Poor Air Quality May Be Slowing Your Employees Down

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Last month, we discussed the implications of indoor air quality (IAQ). We asked why you should care, and came up with a number of answers focused on health. If that weren’t reason enough, there is another reason that IAQ should be of particular interest to business owners: employee productivity.

A number of credible studies have shown that indoor air quality can have a significant effect on employee productivity. And we’re not just talking about air that’s so bad that you can’t see or breathe. Generally speaking,OSHA takes cares of those (though I could tell you a story about an agricultural processing job I once worked in Arkansas). What we’re talking about here is much more subtle than that.

For example, a series of laboratory studies at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) examined typing speed and accuracy, as well as addition and proofreading error rate, with and without a section of 20-year-old carpet present in the room. The carpet, which was known to emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), was hidden from the subjects. (VOC s are used and produced in the manufacture of paints, adhesives, petroleum products, pharmaceuticals, dry cleaning agents and refrigerants.) Results found a 4 percent improvement in speed and accuracy when the carpet was absent. The amount of ventilation used also had a significant impact. Results above were achieved with 20 cubic feet per minute (CFM) per person being blown into the room. Dropping that down to 6 CFM per person led to an additional 4 percent decrease in performance. Increasing the ventilation to 60 CFM per person achieved the same result as removing the carpet.

Another study found the presence of CRT monitors led to a 16 percent increase in typing error rate. A similar study found a 10 percent improvement in call center talk times when additional fresh air ventilation was provided. In many of these studies, the inhabitants made no complaints and were unaware of any issue with respect to the air quality.

Another extensive study performed at the Technical University of Denmark had similar results: A series of 8-week-long intervention experiments in call centers found performance improvements in the 6 to 9 percent range. While these numbers may not seem particularly high, they could be achieved at relatively low cost, or, in the case of new facility construction, built-in at the outset.

When you consider the fact that 90 percent of the total operating cost of a commercial office building goes into the salaries of the people working inside it, a simple change like improving the ventilation can yield substantial dividends. A Swedish study found that a 1 percent improvement in employee productivity was enough to offset the increased cost of proper ventilation.

Finally, a paper prepared by the Environmental Protection Agency makes a case for IAQ management in schools: The agency cites not only health impacts, particularly asthma, but also academic improvements. One cited study found that students in classrooms with higher ventilation rates scored as much as 14 to 15 percent higher on standardized tests than those in rooms with less ventilation.

UL Environment has developed a number of new test methodologies for indoor air quality. The company also released a study on the impact of paint on school air. In that report, researchers found that half of the nation’s 115,000 schools have issues with indoor air quality. Focusing initially on paints, they evaluated various paints — both those that emit low VOCs, as well as others designed to pull VOCs out of the air. The study identified paints of both types that were effective in reducing VOCs in the classroom, particularly in the days and weeks after application, which is when the problem was most prevalent.

We’re just beginning to understand some of the impacts of air quality on our health, wellness and ability to perform tasks. The picture that is now emerging shows us that we need to be concerned about air quality, indoor and out, and that we can improve that air quality by understanding the impact that man-made processes and products can have on our air.

Dryer vent cleaning is a yearly service needed to prevent dryer fires!!!

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires are sparked every year by clothes dryers.  Lint and other debris can build up in your dryer vent, reducing air flow to the dryer, backing up dryer exhaust gases, creating a fire hazard.

“Clothes dryers are an appliance that make our lives easier but we often take them for granted. We shouldn’t,” said Angie’s List founder, Angie Hicks. “We need to maintain them and most importantly have their vents cleaned.”

The first sign that you might have a clog is when your dryer stops drying your clothes in one cycle. The dryer is designed to exhaust the heat and the moisture while it’s drying. If that heat and moisture cannot get out of the dryer, then the dryer just sits there and keeps working itself but it can’t accomplish the drying. that means the dryer works harder and heat builds up and that is what can lead to a dryer vent fire. It’s a bigger problem in new homes, where the dryer is placed in the center of the home rather than up against an outside wall. “As a result, the vent can run quite a long distance. We see 15, 20, 25 foot vents all the time. The longer the vent, the harder it is for the dryer to get the lint out. Those homes with longer vents are more susceptible to fire.”

Here are some of the signs that it’s time to clean your vent:

  • Clothing does not dry completely after a normal drying cycle.
  • Drying time for clothing takes longer than 35 to 40 minutes in duration.
  • A musty odor is noticed in the clothing following the drying cycle.
  • Clothing seems unusually hot to the touch after a complete drying cycle.
  • The dryer vent hood flap does not properly open as it is designed to do during the operation of the dryer.
  • Debris is noticed within the outside dryer vent opening.
  • Excessive heat is noticed within the room in which the dryer is being operated.
  • Large amounts of lint accumulate in the lint trap for the dryer during operation.
  • A visible sign of lint and debris is noticed around the lint filter for the dryer.
  • Excessive odor is noticed from dryer sheets that are used during the drying cycle.

Hicks recommends you leave dryer vent cleaning to the professionals. “They have the proper tools and additionally they know whether your dryer vent meets code and they can fix it if it doesn’t.”

Angie’s List Tips: Dryer vent cleaning

  • How much does it cost? Dryer vent cleaning is relatively inexpensive given its benefits. A cleaning typically costs between $100 and $150, depending on the length and location of the vent. In addition to the reduced threat of fire, a cleaning can actually pay for itself in less than a year through the improved efficiency with less drying time required.
  • Hire a pro:  Though there are do-it-yourself vent cleaning kits available, they typically aren’t as effective as the tools used by professionals. One advantage to having an experienced, qualified and reliable professional clean your system is that he or she has likely seen just about every make and model and will likely be able to clean the interior components more efficiently than you will. Plus, you’ll have the assurance that the job was done correctly and safely.
  • Start with an inspection: A qualified company should do an inspection of the dryer vent prior to a cleaning.
  • Annual cleanings: Dryer vents should be cleaned at least once a year to reduce the risk of fires, gas leaks, and operate efficiently.
  • Do not restrict airflow: The transition vent between the dryer and the wall goes INSIDE the pipe leading to the wall. Also, the length for the transition vent should be as short as possible.

Angie’s List Tips: Tips to decrease debris

  • Limit the use of dryer sheets used when drying clothing.  Instead of dryer sheets for liquid fabric softener.
  • Only operate clothing dryers for intervals of 30 to 40 minutes per batch of laundry.  This allows more air circulation within the dryer and less lint build up from occurring.
  • When possible hang clothing such as heavy bedding, pillows and other large articles outside to line dry.

Call us today for peace of mind 908-884-5246

Beware Of Air Duct Cleaning Scams

Please take a moment to learn about air duct cleaning scams, and proper duct cleaning. Don’t fall for cheap Air Duct Cleaning & Dryer Vent Cleaning. Remember, you get what you pay for.

You’ve probably seen the ads in the newspaper or in your mailbox: a huge, frightening-looking dust mite accompanied by warnings that your health could suffer from dirty, moldy air ducts. But have no fear: for a low price, like $49.95 air duct cleaning, you can have them cleaned — you might even get a 10 percent discount if you’re a senior citizen.

According to the Better Business Bureau, it’s a scam called a “bait and switch,” and the BBB says it’s happening all across the country. In fact, the BBB claims that dozens of connected companies are involved in the airduct cleaning scam, systematically ripping off homeowners for more than a decade to the tune of millions of dollars.

Over the years, hundreds of homeowners have logged complaints with the BBB, all sounding similar: Once inside a customer’s home, technicians routinely mislead them into paying hundreds or thousands of dollars for additional work. Many were told they had dangerous mold. Others had their homes unnecessarily flooded with noxious chemicals. Some said they were afraid of the workmen. All said they were duped into paying hundreds more than the promised $49.99 advertised price.