Should I Clean My Ducts?
Over time, dust and debris can begin to build up in your duct-work. This happens every time your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system turns on to circulate air throughout your home. The buildup can accumulate even quicker if you have pets, residents who smoke, a recent renovation or remodel, leaky duct-work, or even a poorly sized or unsealed furnace filter.
Dust and debris can enter your duct-work through more than just the returns in your living area. If your duct-work is unsealed, you're losing conditioned air before it can make its way to its intended destination like bedrooms, basements and bonus rooms. Those leaky spots in your duct-work are also allowing air to enter back into the duct system when your HVAC system is not running. This means if your duct-work runs through your crawl space, attic, garage or unfinished basement, that dirty dusty air is likely circulating through your home and affecting your indoor air quality.
Duct cleaning is recommended for anyone with severe allergies, mold growing in their ducts, a previous rodent infestation, odors coming from the duct-work, or a large amount of debris buildup. It is also recommended to have your ducts cleaned before getting your ducts sealed so that your HVAC system can run even more efficiently.
Benefits of Duct Cleaning
- Improve HVAC efficiency
- Improve indoor air quality
- Reduce dust and allergens circulating in the home
- Potential reduction of ductwork odors
How Duct Cleaning Works
After your initial assessment, our technicians will come to your home to begin the cleaning process. After sealing all registers, they use a special rotating brush and high powered vacuum to dislodge and suck up all the building up that has accumulated in your duct work. This is done through the entire truck line back to the HVAC system.
Follow duct cleaning with duct sealing (or Aeroseal in some locations) and AirSafe 2000 Furnace Filters to help ensure that your duct system stays clean and running efficiently for years to come.