Air Duct Cleaning: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Air Duct Cleaning

Today, the experts at Superior Air Duct Cleaning answer some frequently asked questions regarding air duct cleaning.

Should I Have Ducts Cleaned in a Brand New Home?

Surprisingly, yes. Construction debris is one of the most common types of contamination that we find in air duct systems. Fine particles such as drywall dust, sawdust, as well as other materials can make their way into your system when the construction crews are cleaning up. The only way to thoroughly remove all of these pollutants from your system is through professional cleaning.

What Are the Health Benefits?

Dust, fungi, and bacteria have been shown to collect in ventilation systems. These contaminants are potentially harmful to your health, irritating or triggering certain allergies. The removal of these contaminants from your HVAC system should be viewed as a step in improving the air quality of your home.

Will Duct Cleaning Reduce Energy Bills?

Dirt and debris may collect in your ventilation system, blocking ductwork and key components of the furnace, including the evaporator coil and blower. The build-up of these contaminants in the furnace can restrict airflow, causing your system to work harder and longer, thus requiring more energy. Cleaning the entire HVAC system will increase efficiency and extend the unit’s life.

How Often Do Air Ducts Need To be Cleaned?

There is no industry standard for how often your air ducts need to be cleaned. Except in extreme circumstances, there is no reason your ducts would need to be cleaned more than once a year. In fact, many people can easily go two years between cleanings. You should take precautions, such as preventing debris from getting into your ducts. The best thing to do is sit down with a reputable duct cleaning professional and establish a cleaning schedule suitable for your home.

Can I Clean the Ducts Myself?

There are certain things you can do to help you air ducts function properly. Changing your air filters regularly and cleaning off the grills at the end of the air ducts are good steps to take. However, because so much of your air duct system is difficult to reach, you will not be able to do as thorough a job on your own. Professional duct cleaners have specialized equipment that allows them to inspect and clean even the hardest to reach areas of your duct system. Because of this, it’s a good idea to have a professional come from time to time to complete a thorough cleaning in addition to what you are able to do on your own.

Superior Air Duct Can Help

It’s probably been a while since the ductwork in your home has had a thorough cleaning, if ever. The professionals at Superior Air Duct Cleaning can help you and your family breathe easier. If you have questions, contact us for a free quote today.