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In 1908, Ford Motor Company’s first car, The Model T, used ethanol corn alcohol gasoline as fuel energy.

Since 2003, ethanol has grown rapidly as the oxygenating factor for gasoline. Ethanol replaced MTBE for oxygenating fuel, since almost all states now have banned MTBE, due to groundwater contamination, health and environmental concerns.

Ethanol blend fuels for gas powered engines have been around for over 100 years; Ethanol is now found at most public gas stations nationwide, due to mandates/laws and recommendations in the Alternative Motor Fuels Act (1988), Clean Air Act (1990), Energy Policy Act (2005) and most importantly – The Renewable Fuel Standard Program (RFS) – Signed September 2006.

The push for ethanol as an alternative to imported oil spurred the construction of 172 plants in 25 states by the end of 2008. But during 2009 falling oil prices has made ethanol less cost effective. More than 20 plants have recently closed.

Despite 10% being the universally accepted legal limit for ethanol in conventional gas-powered engines,

in March 2009 ACE, Growth Energy and 54 ethanol producers submitted a waiver application to increase E10 to E15.

ETHANOL HISTORY TIMELINE

1826 Samuel Morey developed an engine that ran on ethanol and turpentine.

1850’s During the Civil War, a liquor tax was placed on ethanol whisky, also called Moonshine, to raise money for the war.

1876 Otto Cycle was the first combustion engine designed to use alcohol and gasoline.

1896 Henry Ford built his first automobile, the quadricycle, to run on pure ethanol.

1920’s Standard Oil began adding ethanol to gasoline to increase octane and reduce engine knocking.

1908 The first Ford Motor Company automobile, Henry Ford’s Model T. was designed to use corn alcohol, called ethanol. The Model T ran on (ethanol) alcohol, fuel or a combination of the two fuels.

1940’s First U.S. fuel ethanol plant built. The U.S. Army built and operated an ethanol plant in Omaha, Nebraska, to produce fuel for the army and to provide ethanol for regional fuel blending.

1940’s to late 1970’s Virtually no commercial fuel ethanol was sold to the general public in the U.S. – due to the low price of gasoline fuel.

1975 U.S. begins to phase out lead in gasoline. MTBE eventually replaced lead.

Note: Later, between 2004 to 2006, MTBE banned in almost all states, due to groundwater contamination and health risks.

1980’s Oxygenates added to gasoline included MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether – made from natural gas and petroleum) and ETBE (Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether – made from ethanol and petroleum).

1988 Denver, Colorado, was the first state to mandate ethanol oxygenates fuels for winter use to control carbon monoxide emissions. Other cities soon followed.

1990 Clean Air Act Amendments – Mandated the winter use of oxygenated fuels in 39 major carbon monoxide non-attainment areas (based on EPA emissions standards for carbon dioxide not being met) and required year-round use of oxygenates in 9 severe ozone non-attainment areas in 1995.

1992 The Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) was passed by Congress to reduce our nation’s dependence on imported petroleum by requiring certain fleets to acquire alternative fuel vehicles, which are capable of operating on nonpetroleum fuels.

The Clean Air Act (1990) and Alternative Motor Fuels Act (1998 1992) contain provisions for mandating oxygenated fuel (RFG =Ethanol and MTBE). Requirements set for 2 types of clean-burning gasoline, RFG Federal Reformulated Gasoline and Wintertime Oxygenated Fuel.

1995 The EPA began requiring the use of reformulated gasoline year round in metropolitan areas with the most smog.


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Welcome to American Air Duct Cleaning and Chimney Sweep Service.

We appreciate your interest in our services and would like to give you an idea of the procedures we use, as well as the benefits that air duct cleaning will provide for you and your family

We use only state-of-the-Art equipment such as the Viper Clean Sweep System to ensure the best results for our customers.

Services we provide:

  • AC Heating Service: All Brands
  • AC Heating Install: Amana Goodman
  • Chimney Sweep
  • Chimney Inspection
  • Crown Replacement
  • Crown Resurface
  • Firebox Repairs
  • Dryer Vent Cleaning
  • Air Duct Cleaning
  • Evaporator Coil Cleaning.

Products we provide:

  • Chimney Cap
  • Top Sealing Damper
  • Fireplace Screen
  • Log Lighter
  • Electrostatic Filters (may be ordered via website email request)
    • Polytron Clean Air-$129.95(strike thru price), $99.95
    • Polytron Value Air-$99.95 (strike thru price), $79.95

The FIRST STEP is the removal of all your vent covers or registers. These are cleaned and later sanitized.

SECONDLY. each duct is cleaned from the vent opening all the way to the air handling unit using a source removal cleaning method. We use a high pressure air hose and compressor in conjunction with a commercial air duct cleaning vacuum with a HEPA filter. The system is put under a ´┐Żnegative pressure´┐Ż using the vacuum and then the air hose is worked through the system to agitate the dirt which is then pulled out of the system by the constant vacuum. The returns are cleaned in the same manner. The THIRD STEP is the cleaning of the air handling unit (s). This includes cleaning of the blower, fan, motor and filter (s) areas.

The LAST STEP is the application of an EPA registered sanitizer. The entire system is sanitized using an atomizing fogger. We use a hypo-allergenic sanitizer called Enviro-Con which eliminates microscopic organisms that can cause respiratory problems and odors.

To help maintain a cleaner, healthier environment, we recommend using a high quality filter such as an ASHRAE tested electrostatic filter and run the fan on your unit as much as possible in order to constantly filter the air in the home. Most disposable filters only filter out 5%-7% of dust and pollen whereas an electrostatic filter removes 77%.

Cleaning of the ducts improves the air quality in your home due to the removal of pollen, mold spores, mildew, bacteria and dust from the system. You may also notice that you are dusting less often and that your system operates more efficiently.

We are a family business and guarantee all of our work. If you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment then please contact us at 281-352-1794.