Indoor Air Quality Services
Dust accumulates in the ducts long before it shows on the vents.
Air Purifier Installation, Air Duct Cleaning & More
The average American spends 90% of the day indoors. Did you know that indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air?
Every time you switch on the central heat or air conditioning, you’re circulating contaminants like:
- Pet hair
- Dust mite, insect, and rodent feces (eew!)
Air Purifier Installation & Maintenance
Pollen, mold, pet dander, dust mites, bacteria and viruses, and even chemicals may be drifting through your home’s heating and cooling system, paragliding on the currents of the air you breathe, pitching their toxic tents in every corner and crevice of the building.
But adding an air purifier to your central air and heating system mitigates the damage they cause. It helps everyone breathe easier and maintain better health.
A high-efficiency air purifier from BWR Heating & Cooling is the perfect solution for homes susceptible to airborne germs, or for people sensitive to pollen, pet dander, and other irritants.
- Enjoy much cleaner air — not just filtered, but purified. Patented technology treats 100% of the air flowing through your home; it filters and kills or inactivates airborne pathogens.
- This technology is effective against three of the most common and pernicious pathogens: human influenza, the common cold, and streptococcus aureus.
- A high-efficiency air purifier attaches to your furnace and works with nearly any ductwork system. BWR also does ductwork; we can modify or install any ductwork as needed.
- The latest high-end air purifiers are designed to maintain steady air pressure and protect your heating and cooling equipment.
Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning
Air duct service often goes to the back of the line. Out of sight, out of mind, right?
As a result, regular duct cleaning may be neglected in your home or office. It shouldn’t be. What’s the point of a state-of-the-art air filtration system if that air is delivered through sewer pipes, figuratively speaking?
Air ducts are repositories for:
- Pet hair
- Dust mite feces
- Insect feces
- Rodent feces
- Smoke odors
- Skin flakes
- Decaying organic matter
- Textile fibers
- Chemical residue
- And more
“Amazing service start to finish!“
Amazing service start to finish! I have some severe lung issues and with the amazing service of their whole team, we were even able to improve the air quality in my home. A whole new A/C and heat system, careful attention to detail, and a very professional team. I highly recommend BWR!
What Happens When You Don’t Clean the Ducts
Heating and central air conditioning systems draw in contaminants from outdoors and circulate them through the vents, concentrating them indoors. Over time, uncleaned air ducts become grossly contaminated, polluting the air inside your home.
- The average six-room house will collect 40 pounds of dust in a year.
- Contaminated air ducts can create worse air quality inside the home than outside — even on a smoggy day.
- Seniors, young children, and people with dust allergies and asthma are especially vulnerable to hazardous indoor air quality.
DIY Cleaning: Good But Not Great for Air Ducts
While vacuuming and dusting may be part of your weekly cleaning routine, no amount of regular cleaning can eliminate every dust mite or bug dropping in your home. Basic cleaning methods invariably leave behind contaminants that end up in your air ducts.
Worse, these contaminants are continually recirculated and concentrated as new contaminants are added to the mix over time.
This constant cycle of dust accumulation and redistribution can have serious effects on your family’s health, irritating allergy sufferers throughout the year, even when pollen counts are low outdoors. And people with compromised respiratory systems may have difficulty breathing in dusty homes.
Our Air Duct Cleaning Process
Our technicians use powerful state-of-the-art “negative” air equipment to clean your air ducts of dust, debris, pet dander, allergens, and grime. Commercial-grade vacuums clear out years of accumulated contaminants, leaving air ducts almost like new. Once the vacuuming is complete, our technicians run a thorough check of your ducts and HVAC system to ensure they’re in optimal condition.
With BMR’s All-Star Healthy Home Services Air Duct Cleaning, you can significantly reduce the amount of dust in your ventilation system, leading to better health and ultimately a better quality of life.
Air Duct Cleaning: Summary of Benefits
- Increased heating and central air conditioning system efficiency, which saves you $$$ on your energy bills.
- Effective allergy relief.
- Less dust and dirt in your home.
- Less contamination in your HVAC system.
- Cleaner household surfaces (carpet / upholstery / wall coverings & clothing)
Better air quality; healthier home.
How Often Should You Clean Your Air Ducts?
Every three to five years! That’s the standard recommendation. But you may need to have ducts cleaned more often if you:
- Live in a dusty area.
- Have a house full of pets.
- Have a mold problem in your home.
- Run your HVAC unit often.
- Suffer from breathing problems.
Look for the warning signs. If you find yourself sniffling often, or experiencing frequent headaches, it may be time to clean the ducts. If rodents or insects have invited themselves into your home or business, call us to clean the ducts. While we’re at it, we’ll give you a free estimate on an advanced air filtration system.
Air Duct Sealing, Repair & Installation
Old ductwork can compromise indoor air quality as well. Plus, leaky or damaged air ducts can be a significant source of energy loss in your home, driving up energy bills, reducing the efficiency of your HVAC system, and forcing your air conditioner and furnace to work extra hard.
All the while, you might be cursing your air conditioner or furnace for leaving you too hot or too cold, when in fact your ductwork is to blame.
All air ducts deteriorate over time. 20 to 25 years is the maximum service you can expect, and even after 15 years, it’s time to consider replacing sections of your ductwork or all of it.
Call us to inspect your ductwork.
- Maybe all your air ducts need is a thorough cleaning.
- But maybe there are leaks throughout your ductwork, which we can seal if the ducts are still in good condition.
- But very old air ducts are past the point of repair or cleaning. They should simply be replaced.
- We can design new and improved ductwork for you, install it faster than you ever thought possible, and have your HVAC system running so efficiently that you’ll wonder why you didn’t call us much sooner.
7 Tips for Better Air Quality & Comfort
By Brian Weaver, BWR President & Co-Founder
Is your HVAC system keeping you cool enough? Heating and cooling systems need a little help from you to work at their optimum level. These 7 tips can help you to improve the air quality and comfort of your HVAC unit.
- Replace your filters. All HVAC systems have filters to catch floating debris. When your filters are clogged and dirty, your HVAC system has to work much harder to produce much less air.
- Use ceiling fans. Fans circulate air and make indoor temperatures feel cooler. Ceiling fans in particular push cold air around the room and pull hot air up toward the ceiling.
- Install a good thermostat. New digital thermostats are highly accurate. Older thermostats can be off by a few degrees, and this can make a huge difference in your comfort level.
- Keep it clean. Clear bushes, plants, grasses, and clutter away from outdoor units to improve air quality and flow. Keep all interior vents clear as well, and be sure they’re not closed off or blocked by furniture (like that big comfy couch).
- Get out of the kitchen. Cook outdoors as often as you can. Kitchen heat can make your HVAC system work overtime. If you can’t cook outdoors, try serving summer salads and other dishes that don’t require oven or stove preparation.
- Get a little shade going. Trees and bushes have a major cooling effect on a home and yard. Plus, they’re pleasant to look at, and they increase the value of your home.
- Choose a good maintenance plan. Yearly maintenance, like the maintenance plans offered by BWR, will help to prevent breakdowns, will nip any minor problems in the bud, and will help your HVAC system run at an optimal level.
If you take care of your HVAC system, it will take care of you! These few simple steps will go a long way toward improving the air quality in your home and reducing high energy bills.
Why BWR & Not the Box Store, the Plumber, or the Fix-It Guy?
The contractor who installs your heating and cooling system is responsible for all warranties, including labor and materials.
Suppose you purchase a pricey HVAC appliance, only to discover that the seller has subcontracted installation to someone who arrives in an unmarked vehicle? Are you still confident the job will be done right?
Subcontractors are normally paid piece work. The faster they work, the more money they make. Shortcuts become a virtual certainty. Jobs are rushed.
Then there’s the question of liability and workman’s compensation. If something goes wrong and the subcontractor is underinsured, you the homeowner could be liable. So much for the 50 bucks you saved at Big Jim’s Cut-Rate Appliance last weekend.
All BWR team members have passed drug and background checks. They’ll show up on time in a marked BWR vehicle and wearing a BWR uniform. They’re trained to respect your property and your home, always removing debris when the job is complete.
Need More Reasons? Here You Go…
- BWR Heating & Cooling is an authorized dealer of major, trusted brands of heating, air conditioning, and HVAC equipment.
- We specialize in air conditioners, furnaces, and HVAC appliances. We don’t do anything else!
We guarantee all work, parts and labor.
- We’ve been installing and repairing heating and cooling systems in Southern California for two decades.
- We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
- All BWR technicians are certified, licensed, bonded, and insured. We don’t hire subcontractors to do the dirty work for us.
- Our technicians average 5 years of work experience in HVAC, heating, and air conditioning.
- Technicians receive 75 hours of additional technical and customer service training per year.