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Published on February 17, 2014

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Duct cleanings are a waste of money and a scam

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.

...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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

“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.

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.

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

“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

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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