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Duct Cleanings are a scam

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Duct cleanings are a waste of money and a scam

Duct cleanings are a waste of money and a scam

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  • 1. Imagine your child has asthma... http://www.flickr.com/photos/spigoo/65405098/sizes/l/ Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 1: Hook/attention grabber Brief story about a family with a sick child that decides to have their ducts cleaned.
  • 2. ...and duct cleanings made it worse. http://www.flickr.com/photos/viralbus/523977327/sizes/l/ Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 2: Hook/attention grabber Explain how not only did the duct cleaning not help, It aggravated the child’s asthma even more.
  • 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jepoirrier/2046188221/sizes/l/ Duct cleanings are a scam Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 3: The Big Idea (pages 78-79) Air duct cleanings are a waste of money and a scam
  • 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/76657755@N04/6921653338/sizes/l/ Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 4: What’s in it for your audience? Explain why your topic is important or worth discussing. This can save the audience money and may actually improve their health.
  • 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/navfac/8767882443/sizes/l/ 9+ years of personal experience Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 5: Why should your audience listen to you? Explain your ethos (personal experience, expertise, and credibility). I have personally worked as a Duct cleaning technician and I have been in the HVAC industry for over 9 years.
  • 6. Preventative measures are all you need... http://www.flickr.com/photos/gurms/3373111542/sizes/o/ Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 6: Call to Adventure (pages 38-39) Simple preventative measures are all you need to keep your vents clean.
  • 7. Alternatives... Harmful... 3 2 Unnecessary... 1 Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 7: Preview the three main points that will support your big idea 1. Duct cleanings are unnecessary 2. Duct cleanings can be harmful 3. There are better alternatives
  • 8. Duct Cleanings are a waste of money! http://www.flickr.com/photos/zooboing/4404695769/sizes/l/ Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 8: Introduce and set up Supporting Point One Duct cleanings are a waste of time and money
  • 9. “EPA does not recommend that air ducts be cleaned except on an as-needed basis because of the continuing uncertainty about the benefits of duct cleaning under most circumstances.” -EPA Indoor Air Publications: Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned?. (n.d.). EPA. Retrieved February 9, 2014, from http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/airduct.html Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 9: Factual or emotional evidence Show supporting facts from EPA.
  • 10. Companies prey on the weak and the sick... http://www.flickr.com/photos/xjrlokix/10510310096/sizes/l/ Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 10: Factual or emotional evidence Companies prey on the weak and the sick.
  • 11. Harm Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 11: Introduce and set up Supporting Point Two Duct cleanings can do a lot more harm than it can do good. Duct Cleanings Good
  • 12. “post-cleaning air pollutants concentrations can be higher than pre-cleaning levels.” -Zuraimi, M. S. Zuraimi, M. S. (2010). Is ventilation duct cleaning useful? A review of the scientific evidence. Indoor Air, 20(6), 445-457. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0668.2010.00672.x Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 12: Factual or emotional evidence Factual study that show higher air pollutants after duct cleanings than before, by library resource. Worksheet
  • 13. Leave your ducts alone! http://www.flickr.com/photos/kattkieru/95206922/sizes/o/  Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 13: Factual or emotional evidence Explain that most dirt is trapped inside the duct, and it’s not until the dust is disturbed, that it becomes a problem.
  • 14. Change Your Filter! http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivydawned/4020166274/sizes/o/ Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 14: Introduce and set up Supporting Point Three Buying quality air filters and changing them regularly take care of the problem.
  • 15. “Get a good furnace filter and change it regularly” -The Washington Post Duct Cleaning: Good Idea, Or Just a Lot of Hot Air?. (2005, November 3). Washington Post. Retrieved February 9, 2014, from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/ content/article/2005/11/02/AR2005110200676.html Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 15: Factual or emotional evidence Provide factual information about changing filters regularly.
  • 16. Have your AC coil checked http://www.flickr.com/photos/pyxopotamus/7305142694/sizes/l/ Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 16: Factual or emotional evidence Recommend having the AC coil checked, as that's where most mold starts.
  • 17. Here is what to do... http://www.flickr.com/photos/thecrazyfilmgirl/3248283617/sizes/o/ Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 17: Call to Action (pages 42-43) Don’t get your ducts cleaned. Instead, change your air filter regularly and have your AC coil and blower inspected.
  • 18. Waste of Money Duct Cleanings Harmful to Health Better Alternatives Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 18: Summarize the main points Duct cleanings are not only a waste of money; they can be detrimental to your health. There are safer, smarter alternatives to breathing healthier air.
  • 19. Do not fall for “before and after” photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/frederickmdrocks/3927046399/sizes/o/ Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 19: Restate big idea Air duct cleanings are a scam
  • 20. You don’t need to waste hundreds of dollars... http://www.flickr.com/photos/tripletsisters/6679444993/sizes/o/ Sunday, February 16, 14 • Slide 20: Clincher/new bliss (page 44) You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to breathe safer and healthier air in your home.