Since your dryer has to blow exhaust air out through the ducts, the shorter the ductwork, the better. The total recommended length is normally less than 25 feet from the back of your dryer to the outside vent cover. If the duct has bends and turns, it should be an even shorter distance. The more turns, and the further the distance, the harder your dryer must work to move exhaust air and loose lint. A clogged dryer vent means:


Duct Cleaning provided by Waychoff’s Air Conditioning is one of the most sought-after air duct cleaning services in Jacksonville, FL. Our duct cleaning services help remove and eliminate the pollutants in your home air conditioning duct system. They can cause allergies, stale odors in your home, extra dust and even sickness. Over time these pollutants, mold, and bacteria from dirt, pollen, tobacco, smoke, pet hair and dust mites in the ductwork of your home’s heating and cooling system. Every time your furnace or air conditioner runs, these particles whisk through the vents and spew from your ducts into the air your family breathes.
The most important reason to keep air ducts clean is your health! Particularly if you have allergies, sensitivities, or respiratory issues, it’s important to keep the air quality high--not to mention potentially dangerous molds from building up. It’s also important for the health of your HVAC system. Keeping it clean and well maintained will improve performance and the life expectancy of the HVAC unit.
Most homeowners never pay any attention to their dryer vent. It’s kind of an out of sight out of mind aspect of their home care. More often than not, they don’t notice a problem until their laundry isn’t drying as quickly as it used to. Unfortunately, a lack of maintenance can lead to tragedy. Every year in the U.S., blocked vents and dryer fires lead to the loss of lives and millions of dollars in property damage. Fixing — or better yet, avoiding — the problem requires powerful equipment to handle air flow restrictions. After your dryer vent cleaning, your dryer will be more cost-efficient, drying clothes more quickly even at a lower heat.
Air duct cleaning is done by heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals. The pros use industrial-strength, truck-mounted vacuums and powerful brushes and hoses to clean inside the metal ducts that make up your forced air heating and cooling system. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends duct cleaning if there is “substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface ducts, ducts that are infested with vermin such as rodents or insects, or ducts that are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers.”

Business Description: Window Gang is a local, family-owned and operated franchise that is a “one-stop shop” for your home or business maintenance needs. Window Gang has been servicing the Jacksonville metro area for over 8 years and brings a new level of professionalism to our residential and commercial clients. Window Gang is comprehensively insured and bonded; we carry Workman’s Compensation on all employees. All of the cleaning chemicals Window Gang uses are environmentally safe, biodegradable and approved by OSHA. All our employees are uniformed and all of our trucks are clearly marked with our logo. Window Gang employees also receive extensive training in job safety.
Use a company that will provide a fair quote, based on the service that they will provide. Be weary of companies that advertise one price for a whole house. Think about it, would a painter paint any size house for one low price? Neither can an air duct cleaner PROPERLY clean the WHOLE house, no matter how many systems or air vents are in the home for one low price.
Jax Vents philosophy is to provide quality service at affordable rates. By having our dryer vent service done on a yearly basis as dryer manufacturers suggest, we can save our customers more in time and energy than our service costs. This gives our customers real benefits and value, with the convenience and security of knowing their dryer is operating efficiently. We believe that delinting your dryer vent regularly will greatly reduce the potential for fires that exists, help reduce energy consumption, minimize dryer damage, and give our customers greater peace of mind.

These are companies who are more interested in getting your money, through misleading advertisements or “bait and switch” mailers than actually doing the work properly and improving your indoor air. The very worse thing you can do is to hire a company that may actually create more of an indoor air problem for you and your family due to improper cleaning or use of inferior air duct cleaning vacuums with no more vacuum power than a large Wet/Dry vacuum with a rotating brush attached at the end of the hose, or use a “carpet cleaner” who is not properly licensed or certified to clean air systems. Be especially suspicious of companies advertising low one price duct cleaning service, it’s like providing a one price to paint the exterior of your home whether it be 1 story or several stories high.

Business Description: Jarvis Heat and Air LLC was established in 2010 by Rob Jarvis. Rob is a graduate of Union County High School and Cam-Tech School of Contracting. Rob started his career in 1988 working with a private property management company where he was introduced and trained on small HVAC systems and refrigeration units. However, after ten years performing service for private property management he decided to move to a national heating and air company. There, he worked in homes and businesses all over North Florida. A few of these customers are Fairfield by Marriott, University of Florida, Lake Butler Hospital, Fallgatter Law Firm, among many others. After working for other HVAC companies a total of 12 years, Rob wanted to start his own company. He knew that he could provide the best HVAC service in this area. Also, he enjoys being a big part of the customer’s satisfaction, knowing that having happy customers is the key to a successful business. Rob is so dedicated to the business that he personally answers and over-sees all emergency cases. If there is ever an emergency case, know that your call to the 24-hour emergency number, will be answered promptly, by Rob himself. Rob also does not charge any over-time service fees. He believes you shouldn’t have to pay extra just because things happen at inconvenient times. Jarvis Heat and Air was founded on good old-fashioned hard work and dedication. He has taught his entire crew to prove themselves daily, as well as the value of hard work and integrity. In addition to working hard, Rob is also a family man. He enjoys spending time with his wife Marlena of 25 years, as well as his 3 children, Tianna, Robby and Keaton. We regularly donate time and materials to back to school events as well as sponsorship of underprivileged children and little league sports teams. Rob always say's "we are in the people business, heat and air is just our talent". Additional phone numbers - (904) 557-1312 & (386) 496-4603.
Mold in the air ducts can be an easy DIY fix. First, turn OFF your HVAC system. Find an approved cleaning solution. Pour or spray the solution on the infected area. Put on protective gear and a mask - you do not want to make contact with the mold (or chemicals! or breathe it in. Scrub the area using disposable towels or brushes, and be sure to check the drip pan and evaporator coils. Vacuum the affected areas after cleaning. Bag all your rags and utensils and dispose of properly. Apply an inhibitor to the affected areas to prevent future growth. It is recommended to call a professional if you have more than 10 square feet of mold as this may be too big of a job, or there might be other/larger issues. Even if you don’t have more than 10 square feet of mold, you can still call a professional to clean it up.
The most important reason to keep air ducts clean is your health! Particularly if you have allergies, sensitivities, or respiratory issues, it’s important to keep the air quality high--not to mention potentially dangerous molds from building up. It’s also important for the health of your HVAC system. Keeping it clean and well maintained will improve performance and the life expectancy of the HVAC unit.

Make certain that the business has the correct devices and sufficient HEPA filtered vacuum power (2,000 CFMs or more), to appropriately clean your duct. Be tired of business that utilizes little vacuum systems that have a little turning brush on completion of a little vacuum hose with a normal air flow of 150 to 300 cfm or less. Appropriate duct cleaning vacuums are damaging air devices with 2,000 CFMs have 8 inches to 14 inches or bigger, vacuum hoses to record big amounts of dust and particles.
We use Rotobrush aiR+ professional air duct cleaning equipment (rotary brush and vacuum) and believe very strongly that this is the best equipment to clean the air ducts in your home.  Our equipment features a camera system so that if you would like, you can see what we are doing as we are doing it.  The Rotobrush aiR+ is designed specifically to handle the soft, flexible ducts in homes in the South. We are able to clean air ducts by inserting the rotating brush into the duct. With the brush rotating at 450 rpm, it loosens any debris that may be stuck inside. While the brush is scrubbing the walls, the vacuum sucks up the debris, leaving your air ducts clean.
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