Air Duct Cleaning FAQ
Here at Home Pros we get many questions about air duct cleaning so we decided to start a FAQ on the subject. Long story short air duct cleaning is the first step in a full home indoor air quality. Make sure that you consider proper furnace filters, humidity levels and regular furnace service as part of your defense.
Q. Why should I have my air ducts professionally cleaned?
A. Pollen, dust, dirt, and other airborne contaminants are pulled into your air duct system each time your furnace or AC operates. These hazardous contaminants collect inside the duct work and will make your air duct system an perfect spawning ground for bacteria, mold, fungus, mildew, and other hazards. Every time the furnace or AC run, contaminants are released into the air and circulated throughout your home resulting in potential health problems for you and your family. Family members who have asthma or are sensitive to allergies, or other respiratory ailments are especially effected by polluted household air.
Q. How do I Benefit From Professional Air Duct Cleaning?
A. Removing pollutants from your entire HVAC system is seen by industry experts as the only effective solution to eliminate air duct pollutants. This is known in the industry as the “source removal" technique of duct cleaning. Besides the obvious health reasons, duct cleaning will contribute to a cleaner house. It will also help to restore HVAC system capacity and lower running time, resulting in lower operating costs.
Q. What are some indications that my air ducts require cleaning?
A. If you say yes to any of the following questions, it is time that you call the Home Pros.
Does any person in your house have respiratory issues like asthma or allergies?
Does any family member have chronic headaches, nasal congestion, or other sinus issues?
Do you or the previous house owners have pets?
Do you notice a musty odors when the furnace or AC unit operates?
Do you notice a dirty film on your furniture after cleaning?
Have you notice that your air flow is weaker in your vents?
Have you notice excessive dust buildup on your vent door or wall?
Are your furnace filters clogged shortly after replacing them?
Q. How long will it take for the Home Pros to perform air duct cleaning?
A. At the Home Pros, we take pride in ensuring that our services are optimized for efficiency and thoroughness. Depending on the number of vents in your duct system, a typical cleaning usually is around 4 hours for a average two-story, four bedroom home.
Q. Do I need to be on site while my air ducts are being cleaned?
A. No it is not required to have the home owner present during air duct cleaning but you can remain in the home if you wish.