Duct Cleaning and Encapsulation in Baltimore, MD

Duct cleaning and duct encapsulation are important parts of indoor air quality and energy efficiency. HVAC ducts are an air superhighway that runs through your home or business. Keeping ducts clean and properly sealed are additional steps to improve indoor air quality and maintain indoor comfort.

Duct Cleaning

When one decides to investigate air duct cleaning, indoor air quality is a primary motivation. Although filters are used, heating and cooling systems still get dirty through normal use.

Through normal occupation of a building, many contaminants such as dander, dust, and chemicals are expelled into the air. Because the HVAC system is continually moving air through its ductwork, these contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and circulated throughout your workplace several times per day. This causes contaminants and pollutants to build up in your HVAC ductwork. This can be especially unhealthy for people who suffer from respiratory issues, seasonal allergies, and other health disorders.

In addition to spreading contaminants, dirty ducts can unnecessarily increase your heating and cooling costs. Contaminants in your duct work and HVAC system cause it to work harder. This increases your energy bills and can shorten the life of the system.

To clean HVAC ducts in and around Baltimore, Maryland, DeVere Weatherization & Construction uses equipment from Hypervac.

Duct Sanitizing

After cleaning HVAC ducts, take the next step with air duct sanitizing. Standard air duct cleaning removes contaminants and pollutants from your ductwork. Duct sanitizing decreases bacterial odors, reduces moldy smells, and removes lingering scents while killing any mold and mildew lurking inside.

After ductwork has been cleaned and the cleaning system is still hooked up, the sanitizer is applied. The technicians use a fogger to apply the sanitizer which coats the interior of the duct system.

There is no strict guideline for how often ductwork should be sanitized. If residents suffer from asthma, allergies, and other health disorders, it can be beneficial to sanitize ducts every few years. If your facility has had a water issue or flood which could have caused mold growth, sanitizing is even more important.

When sanitizing ductwork, DeVere Weatherization & Construction uses Envirocon, an EPA-approved product.

Duct Encapsulation

If your HVAC ducts are lined with fiberglass or if you have duct board, sealing ducts can improve performance of your HVAC system.

Encapsulating ductwork improves indoor air quality by coating the system to help reduce dirt and dust, and creates a surface that is resistant to mold, mildew, and other contaminants. The product utilized makes it resistant to bacterial growth while providing a smooth, semi-gloss finish that facilitates improved airflow.

Encapsulating ductwork instead of replacing it can save time and money while achieving a higher level of ductwork efficiency. Coating the fiberglass liner or duct board not only increases the equipment’s longevity but also minimizes the cost of replacement.

When encapsulating ductwork in the Baltimore, Maryland area, we use duct encapsulation products from Fiberlock Technologies.

Duct Insulation

HVAC ductwork is an important source of energy loss, one that can be easily corrected. Most ductwork is manufactured from metal or fiberglass and carries hot or cold air through ceilings and walls. Some ducts are installed in unfinished areas without climate control (e.g., attics, basements). If ducts are not insulated or are improperly sealed, conditioned air can be lost.

Commercial and residential duct insulation can be installed on new and existing ductwork. Insulating your ductwork will save you money on your energy bills and also reduce strain on your furnace during the summer heat and winter cold. Contact our office to discuss your upcoming project!

Photos of Duct Cleaning Work

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Side-by-Side comparison of inside ducting before and after cleaning.
Side-by-Side comparison of inside ducting before and after cleaning.