Indoor air quality has been gaining momentum for a number of years. Now with COVID, IAQ is on the minds of homeowners and commercial building managers even more. Air duct cleaning is an important part of indoor air quality, and that is why Rotobrush attended the 2022 AHR Expo to connect with HVAC contractors.
“A lot of the HVAC contractors are not doing duct cleaning because they want to become duct cleaners,” said John Kovacs, Rotobrush vice president of sales. “They are bringing in air duct cleaning because when their customer asks for it, they don’t want them going someplace else to get it done. Then the homeowner could sign on a maintenance agreement with someone else, and that contractor just lost a customer.”
In addition, duct cleaning provides HVAC contractors a great opportunity to get inside the home to talk about items beyond duct cleaning such as proper filtration, UV lights, and IAQ as a whole.
“That is what homeowners are after because awareness is at an all-time high.” Kovacs said.
While clean air is the most important part of the equation, the increase in efficiency of the system after ducts are cleaned would certainly be a close second.
“A lot of contractors realize if they go in and put in a brand-new system while not cleaning the air ducts, the minute they fire up that system, all that dust and debris affects their brand-new coils. Then they lose efficiency.”
THE BEAST: The BrushBeast is equipped with large 12-inch back wheels. These nylon-enforced wheels are durable and allow contractors to easily navigate some of the toughest surfaces. (Staff photo)
To help HVAC contractors tap into this market, Rotobrush was showcasing its BrushBeast product with a speed tray carrier, telling contractors it is the most powerful and portable Rotobrush system yet. It is intended for residential and light commercial work.
The largest air ducts contractors can clean with this machine are 28 inches in vertical height. A 17-foot extension hose can be added to the standard 35 foot hose to give HVAC contractors 52 feet of hose. The direct duct design of the air path provides a short distance directly to the vacuum chamber to help increase vacuum power.
The product has a 90% increase in vacuum power and is designed to remove heavy buildup within the duct system. Perhaps more importantly for contractors, contractors can easily access their brushes and other accessories with the newly designed speed tray carrier, with built-in magnets and holders. To help the process, everything is within arm’s reach.
The BrushBeast is equipped with large 12-inch back wheels. These nylon-enforced wheels are durable and allow contractors to easily navigate some of the toughest surfaces.
With this product, contractors can clean flexible duct and duct board as well. It rotates at 405 rpm so as not to damage the ducts.
“The pod itself is removable so the speed tray carrier on the bottom can be taken out,” Kovacs said. “This can be a one-person job. It was designed to be a tool on the truck rather than becoming your truck.”
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