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.
At Howard Services Air Conditioning, we provide industrial, commercial, and residential heating and air conditioning service repair, ac maintenance, and AC replacement. When it comes to quality HVAC services, we’ve got your heating and air conditioning needs covered. You see, we’ve been in the business for 50 years now, and we have the experience that it takes to offer elite services to our clients. We pride ourselves on our approach to preventative HVAC maintenance and 24-hour emergency ac repair services. No ac repair service or project is too big or too small for Howard Services. We are the commercial and residential HVAC company professionals you can trust in Jacksonville, FL. We service the greater Jacksonville area, as well as St. Johns County, Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville Beach, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Middleburg, Lake City, Gainesville, Fernandina Beach, Ocala, South Georgia and everywhere in between.
We have a small older home that has 5 same floor registers. We recently put in a new furnace and they suggested we get the ducts blown out. One seems to be particularly blocked. I also own the house next door where we put in the identical furnace. I might want to do that house as well, depending on the price of the first house. Thank you very much.
There is some disagreement within the industry about the best method for cleaning air ducts.  The two schools of thought are the “negative air” approach and the rotary brush and vacuum approach.  We believe that both air duct cleaning methods can achieve great results in most situations when performed properly by competent technicians.  However, our focus has always been on high quality residential service.  The type of residential duct work commonly used in homes in the South poses unique challenges to duct cleaners because it is soft, flexible, and does not go in straight lines.  Firms using the negative air approach are especially challenged by this type of duct work, as that process was originally designed to work well on the rigid metal duct work commonly found in the North and in large commercial buildings.  The tools used to agitate the duct work in negative air cleaning are very difficult to get all the way into your duct work and can damage the lining of the ducts we find in most residences in the greater Jacksonville area.
The amount of time air duct cleaning takes can depend on how extensive your duct system is, how old your air ducts are, and whether they have ever been cleaned. On average, expect a standard size home (between 2,000 and 3,000 square feet) to take 2-5 hours for one to two technicians to clean. Here are the proper protocol and equipment you should expect from a professional duct cleaning service, as recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency:
Business Description: Scott Air of Florida is a local, family-owned and operated company. Our goal is to create indoor climate solutions so that our customers can enjoy total indoor comfort both in their homes and places of business. Our people and facilities, together with the best manufacturers in the industry, offer you heating and air conditioning systems, maintenance, and service that we believe is unequaled in Northeast Florida. Our installation and service personnel are highly trained in every aspect from home or business installation, efficiency and service and are up to date on the latest in technology including Eco-friendly or (GREEN) products. We think this speaks well for the professionalism and integrity of a family-owned company. Perhaps the best way to say it is the simplest: We're proud that our family name is on the door!

This service call was excellent. I would highly recommend All Appliance Repair to anyone needing work. My dryer wasn't working and they fixed the belt and rod, and when it squealed after they left, they returned to add another part at no extra charge. They guarantee their work! In addition, they noticed the vents needed cleaning and did that while here. As well as being professional and efficient, they also cleaned up after their work. Five Star work!


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.
Business Description: Scott Air of Florida is a local, family-owned and operated company. Our goal is to create indoor climate solutions so that our customers can enjoy total indoor comfort both in their homes and places of business. Our people and facilities, together with the best manufacturers in the industry, offer you heating and air conditioning systems, maintenance, and service that we believe is unequaled in Northeast Florida. Our installation and service personnel are highly trained in every aspect from home or business installation, efficiency and service and are up to date on the latest in technology including Eco-friendly or (GREEN) products. We think this speaks well for the professionalism and integrity of a family-owned company. Perhaps the best way to say it is the simplest: We're proud that our family name is on the door!
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.”
   Jacksonville dryer vent cleaning service technicians are trained to do a complete dryer vent cleaning. If your dryer vent vents out to the roof, most of the buildup is in the "gooseneck" shaped cap sticking out of your roof. That is why it is neccessary for us to either go up on the roof or in the attic and clean the dryer vent cap out before cleaning the rest of the duct. Beware of dryer vent cleaning services that clean the duct only from the laundry room because the brushes or blower will push the lint up to the roof vent and compact it even more.

As your dryer vent becomes clogged, drying time gradually increases. While you may not notice the extra few minutes at first, the drying cycle will continue to take longer as the vents become more clogged until you eventually have to run a second cycle in order to dry clothes completely. You can reclaim your time that would be lost to extended or repeated drying cycles by having a Dryer Vent Wizard clean your vents!
The indoor air quality in your home may be one of the most important health items for your family. Whether your indoor air is clean or dirty, will determine how the indoor air quality in your home impacts your family as it relates to allergies, pulmonary health, cardiac health, or even dangerous reactions from certain contaminates, such as mold, that may be coming directly out of your home heating and air system. Clean air can promote healthy living and may also minimize reactionary symptoms due to poor indoor air quality. These symptoms would include; persistent cough, runny nose, sleeps deficiency, headaches or fatigue, when in the home. Good indoor air can improve your and your family’s general health substantially, especially those family members that may suffer from allergies or pulmonary reactions, or has experienced cardiac problems.
How typically should you have your clothing dryer vent cleaned? It relies on simply just how much laundry you do, if you have kids, if you have animals, if your clothing dryer vent exhaust pipe is short, long, or rising through the roofing of your home. As a standard, and recommended by the Insurance protection Company, you have to have the vent cleaned a minimum of every 2 years.
Another valuable service that can be offered to you after the HVAC system has been cleaned is anti-microbial fogging. The name of this service is impressive, but the service itself is quite simple. A small chemical fogger is used to introduce chemicals into the ductwork system, chemicals that sanitize germs, bacteria and fungus. EPA-registered chemicals specifically for use in ductwork systems are available that do not require the evacuation of family members and pets from the occupied space while the chemical is being used. We simply add the liquid chemical to the fogger, and fog the supply ducts before replacing the registers. Then turn the central fan on, and fog through the return duct, with the HVAC system's fan helping to distribute the chemical throughout the system. The best news is that fogging can be repeated every 6 months, while system cleaning is at best required every couple of years. Antimicrobial fogging is a simple service that provides real benefits to our customers.
Q. Just bought an older house. When we turn on the whole house fan, even with lots of windows open, some air is still drawn through our vents. This causes severe alergy attacks for my wife. The previous owners never had the furnace serviced, weren't the cleanest people, and had several cats. I can only imagine how nast all of the air ducts are. I cleaned out a couple of the reurn ducts and they were nasty with dust and construction debris. I want to have the system cleaned out well. I've gotten several quotes that vary pretty greatly in cost $179-$450. We have a small home with a finished basement that also has heating ducts. I want to choose a service that will do a great job, but have heard that some do a much better job than others. How do I know what to look for, or ask for in a good air duct cleaning service?
"We were very satisfied with all phases of the purchase and installation of our two new systems. The price was competitive and we appreciated the fact that Waychoff's did not attempt to markup Bryant's extended warranty as our previous company had done. We were also impressed that Waychoff's quote included modifications of the previous installation that might have added to the problems we had with our previous system. The installation was done on schedule as promised and the technicians were all excellent at their work and respectful of our property."
You should also have air ducts cleaned after recent water contamination or water damage to prevent mold; after renovations or remodeling to ensure debris and dust didn’t settle in the vents and ducts; if you are having problems with allergies or asthma; or when you are moving into a newly purchased home, especially if the previous owners smoked or had pets. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends getting your air ducts cleaned every three to five years, or every two to three years in regions where homeowners use their air conditioning and heater for many months of the year, while the EPA suggests homeowners have duct cleaning done as needed.
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:
We don't compete with service and repair companies, we compliment their existing businesses. Jax Vents is not in the dryer repair business, we are in the vent cleaning business. Most dryer malfunction is caused by lint buildup or inadequate ventilation, and when service personnel can't find a problem with the machine, it is definitely a vent problem that we can solve. We work together with the sales, service, and repair companies to maintain customer satisfaction and everybody wins.

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.
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