Instead, he brought in a machine that resembled an industrial-sized air conditioner with a very long hose and brush attachment
Despite its importance, the duct system is easy to forget. The network of pipes is largely concealed behind walls, ceilings and inside crawl spaces. However, it’s responsible for delivering heated and cooled air to every room in the house. The air my family breathes passes through the ductwork multiple times per day. I started paying attention to the ductwork after I had problems with it. Initially, I blamed the air conditioner for the musty smells, increasing amount of dust floating around and higher electric bills. I noticed that whenever the cooling system ran, I’d get a headache. My kids would start sneezing or coughing. I scheduled air conditioner repair but the technician found nothing but a very minor accumulation of dust on the fan blades. A thorough inspection of the ducts revealed the cause of all of my complaints. There was a significant buildup of debris inside the pipes that was blocking airflow. This restriction was causing the air conditioner to run more often and use more energy. Plus, whenever the air conditioner cycled on, the contaminants within the ductwork were becoming airborne and getting spread throughout the house. The technician found all sorts of unpleasant toxins inside the ducts, including a decomposing rodent and mold growth. I wasn’t sure how he’d go about handling the cleaning. I was a little worried about damage and mess. Instead, he brought in a machine that resembled an industrial-sized air conditioner with a very long hose and brush attachment. The brush dislodged stubborn contaminants that were then sucked up into the hose. The process was completed in a couple of hours and fixed the problems with my air conditioner.