Planning an air duct cleaning or curious about what it entails? Air duct cleaning is an important task in the maintenance routine. Continue reading to learn more about what to expect during an air duct cleaning in your home.

Importance of Air Duct Cleaning

We recommend cleaning your air ducts for a number of reasons. The air that comes into our home travels through these air ducts which is why you want the space to be clean and free of dust and debris. Dirty air ducts can affect the air quality of our home as well as our HVAC systems. Poor indoor air quality as a result of dirty air ducts can exacerbate current health conditions and cause difficulty breathing. In addition, our HVAC systems need to work even harder to cool and heat our homes when the ducts are in bad shape. This can lead to inefficient usage and increased utility bills.

Before Duct Cleaning

You may wonder if there’s anything that needs to be done ahead of time to prepare for duct cleaning. One of the big asks that our technicians will request is to make sure there is space cleared out around the HVAC system and registers. This makes it much easier to access certain points and creates a smoother flow for the team.

Once this is completed, there really isn’t much you need to do other than avoid the cleaners as they’re doing their work. This allows the technician adequate space to clean the air ducts and also ensures your safety throughout the process.

During Duct Cleaning

The duct cleaning process can take a couple of hours to several hours depending on the size of the system. On average, it takes around four hours to complete however several factors can impact this.

During the cleaning process, you can expect moderate noise from the vacuums and compressors that the technicians use. However, this noise shouldn’t travel outside the home. The technicians will begin by cleaning out the heating or cooling unit itself before moving on to the air ducts. They will also tackle the air vents, heat exchanger, evaporator coils, air handlers, and other parts of the HVAC system to prevent areas from being re-contaminated.

One of the main goals of cleaning the ducts is to rid the vents of any dust and debris that may have collected over time. The HVAC professionals will use special tools like motorized brushes and compressed air whips to ensure they do a thorough job of clearing it all out.

Afterwards, you may notice a difference immediately or overtime. Those with allergies or who have just moved into a home with a previous smoker may find there is an immediate change. You shouldn’t expect a change in odor unless this was a major cause of concern with your ducts.


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