Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Air Duct Cleaning?
Air duct cleaning is the process of removing dust, dirt, debris, and other contaminants from the air ducts and other components of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. This typically involves the use of specialized equipment such as vacuums, brushes, and blowers to dislodge and remove the buildup of debris. The goal of air duct cleaning is to improve the quality of the air in the home by reducing the amount of airborne contaminants that can be circulated throughout the system and into the living space. Air duct cleaning can also potentially improve the efficiency and lifespan of the HVAC system.
Why do I need to have my air ducts cleaned?
According to the EPA, indoor air can be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air. The benefits of a freshly cleaned air duct system include: (1) Cleaner, fresher and healthier air inside your home or office (2) Home and office furnishings will stay cleaner longer (3) Mechanical units will perform more efficiently when coils and blowers are cleaned which means energy and money savings for you.
Will your equipment damage my air ducts?
Absolutely not. While our equipment is designed to be aggressive at removing debris from your air system, it is also gentle enough so that it does not damage your air ducts.
Is the process messy?
Absolutely not. All of our vacuum equipment is HEPA-filtered to 99.97% so the dirt stays in the machine and out of your home. Our procedures are designed to protect your home and furnishings from dust/dirt and we always leave the home cleaner then when we arrived.
How long does it take?
It typically takes 2-4 hours per air system based on the cleaning method being used (residential customers
How often should my air ducts be cleaned?
It is recommended to have your home's air system cleaned every 3-5 years. For commercial customers, we recommend a thorough cleaning every 2 years.
Can I be at home while the work is being completed?
Yes. Our HEPA-filtered machines prevent any debris in your air system from entering the home environment, so you can be home while the work is performed.
Are you licensed and insured?
Will air duct cleaning damage my HVAC system?
Air duct cleaning shouldn't damage your HVAC system if it's done by a reputable and professional company. A skilled technician will use proper tools and techniques to safely remove debris and dust from your air ducts without causing damage. However, if the equipment is not used correctly, it could potentially damage your HVAC system. It's important to research and choose a trusted and experienced air duct cleaning company to avoid any risk of damage to your HVAC system.
How will you clean my air ducts?
There are two universally accepted methods to clean air ducts. One method is called contact cleaning, which stirs up and collects the debris at the point of contact inside the ducts. The other method is negative air cleaning or the "push-pull method". This method of air duct cleaning involves putting the air system under negative pressure, disturbing the debris inside the ducts and collecting it in one place.
How much does it cost?
For residential customers, the EPA says that "duct cleaning services typically - but not always - range in cost from $450 to $600 per heating and cooling system" depending on factors such as the level of service provided, the size and number of systems to be cleaned, climatic region and level of contamination, and the type of air duct material. For commercial customers, please call for a price quote.
Can air duct cleaning help with allergies and respiratory issues?
Air duct cleaning can potentially help with allergies and respiratory issues by removing dust, pollen, and other airborne contaminants from the air ducts. However, it's important to note that air duct cleaning is not a cure-all solution for these issues and should be done in conjunction with other measures such as maintaining a clean home, using air purifiers and filters, and avoiding allergens and irritants. It's best to consult with a healthcare professional and an HVAC specialist to determine the best course of action for specific allergies and respiratory issues.