Let’s Learn About Duct Cleaning

Step 1: Do I Really Need an Air Duct Cleaning

Air duct cleaning is not for everyone. To see if this is something you need or want take a look at some details we have listed below and you be the judge.

Step 2

Quick Information and Numbers

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends cleaning your air ducts every three to five years. The EPA doesn’t suggest a specific timeline but recommends doing so if you have substantial mold growth, a vermin infestation, or excessive amounts of dust and debris in your system.

3-5 Years

Normal Routine

Should you want to clean the air ducts this is good frequency.

2-4 Hours

Time Frame

This should be the expected time to complete an air duct cleaning.

2-3

Technicians Required

Air duct cleaning is a complex and exhausting not suitable for just one.

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The NADCA and EPA has the following recommendations when to clean the air duct inside your home or office.

NADCA Recommends

The frequency of cleaning depends on several factors, not the least of which is the preference of the homeowner. Some of the things that may lead a homeowner to consider more frequent cleaning include:

  • Smokers in the household
  • Pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander
  • Water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
  • Residents with allergies or asthma who might benefit from a reduction in the amount of indoor air pollutants in the home’s HVAC system
  • After home renovations or remodeling
  • Prior to occupancy of a new home.
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EPA Recommends

You should consider having the air ducts in your home cleaned if:

  • Ducts are infested with vermin, e.g. (rodents or insects).
  • Ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers.

There is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system. There are several important points to understand concerning mold detection in heating and cooling systems.

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Key Benefits of the Service

Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning. Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home. The system takes air in and breathes air out.

Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the ductwork.

  • Energy savings
  • Creates a cleaner living environment
  • Reduces allergens and irritants
  • Removes unpleasant smells and odors
  • Improves airflow efficiency
 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

You may consider having your air ducts cleaned simply because it seems logical that air ducts will get dirty over time and should occasionally be cleaned. While the debate about the value of periodic duct cleaning continues, no evidence suggests that such cleaning would be detrimental, provided that it is done properly.

Key Drawbacks of the Service

A thorough air duct cleaning removes dust and other particles from your system. Performed improperly, however, duct cleaning can do more harm than good.

If the vacuum pressure isn’t applied carefully, some of the dust that settled in the ducts will be loosened by the agitation and blown into the living space after the cleaning. (This explains the results of the Canadian study in which particle levels actually rose right after a cleaning.)

  • Dust being woken up and not properly removed
  • Damage to the seals inside the air ducts
  • Flexible coil-style ducts being punctured
  • Cleaning can damage the inside insulation
  • Hiring an inexperienced business
 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

You may consider having your air ducts cleaned simply because it seems logical that air ducts will get dirty over time and should occasionally be cleaned. While the debate about the value of periodic duct cleaning continues, no evidence suggests that such cleaning would be detrimental, provided that it is done properly.

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