Why should my air ducts be cleaned?
Pollutants build up in your air ducts over time causing your air inside to be up to five times more polluted than the air outside. For more answers to the most commonly asked questions, check out our FAQ section below.
Can I clean the ducts myself?
While it is not impossible for you to attempt to do some air duct cleaning by yourself, it is highly inadvisable. There's always the chance that you could cause more harm than good by damaging your system, or worse, hurting yourself. Besides, a professional cleaning service will guarantee that the job is done properly. As a certain Jedi Master once famously said: "do or do not. There is no try."
How can I improve my HVAC unit's efficiency?
The obvious answer is to get your HVAC unit professionally cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. However, it's equally as important that your air ducts go through the same routine as well. Your HVAC unit won't work properly if there are holes or accumulations of dirt and grime inside your ductwork.
How do I benefit from having clean air ducts, vents and filters?
For once, keeping your ductwork system and its various parts clean will ensure that your indoor air quality is fresh and safe to breathe. Dust, dirt and other contaminants that accumulate inside your air ducts agitate, and potentially even cause, various respiratory issues. You should always check your HVAC system for defects and make it a point to get its air ducts, vents and filters professionally cleaned on a regular basis.
Should I shut all HVAC registers during home renovation?
This is not a good idea as it can lead to inefficiency of the system. You should keep at least 20% of the registers open at all times. The best way to go is to close the registers only in the rooms where work is taking place and keep the rest open. Additionally, you should consider air duct cleaning and air filter replacement once the project is over.