Duct Cleaning FAQ
How can I tell if my air ducts need to be cleaned?
Be on the lookout for these signs that your ducts are dirty and need to be professionally cleaned:
- Your allergies are acting up or are worse than usual
- Your HVAC system seems inefficient or your bills are higher than usual
- There’s visible debris buildup in ductwork (dust, mold, or other debris)
Will duct cleaning help our home energy bills go down?
According to NADCA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has demonstrative research showing that HVAC system cleaning increases operational efficiency because it helps clear debris from the inner ductwork.
A clean HVAC system works better. It’s that simple. And when your HVAC system works better, it uses less energy, saving you money on your monthly utility bills.
How often should I clean my air ducts?
It is recommended that home and business owners get their air ducts cleaned and checked every three to five years on average, according to The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). However, this can vary depending on several factors. These factors may include climate, location, and the extent to which the HVAC system is used. Cleaning your air ducts is important for ensuring that your home's indoor air quality is healthy, and for ensuring that allergens in your home or business are thoroughly removed. If anyone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma, we suggest that you get your air cuts cleaned at least every three years.
How long does air duct cleaning take?
The time that it takes to clean air ducts depends on a number of factors, depending on the size of the project. Professional air duct cleaning services can take all the way from an hour to an entire day for residential HVAC systems, and may take more than a day for commercial HVAC systems. On average, air duct cleaning takes about two to three hours for residential systems.
How does duct cleaning work?
Typically, a device similar to a vacuum cleans your air ducts and ventilation systems. This isn’t a vacuum you could use for everyday purposes, however; it’s made specifically for high levels of suction. Contractors use the vacuum to suck out debris from your home’s air ducts.