Is HVAC Duct Cleaning Necessary?

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With air quality more of a concern than ever, many of our customers have inquired about HVAC duct cleaning. They wonder if it’s a good idea or a waste of money. At Cool Blew, we’re here to provide you with honest answers and professional advice.

Air duct cleaning is not typically part of general HVAC maintenance, but there are times when it is a good idea. We follow guidance from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which recommends that air ducts in a home should be cleaned when:

  • There’s visible mold growth inside the ducts or other components of the HVAC system.
    Mold can make for dangerous conditions, including making you and your loved ones sick. If mold is found, you’ll not only want to get your ducts cleaned, you’ll also need to identify the cause of the mold and get it corrected.
  • Vermin, rodents, or insects are in the ducts.
    Whether you’re alerted to the presence of critters because you hear them or see evidence of their droppings, you’ll want to schedule a duct cleaning, along with an exterminator. You will also want to eliminate any sources of water or food that are attracting them.
  • Excessive dust and debris
    Over time, plenty of dust and debris can collect in your ducts. By looking at your air filter, you can gauge just how much is building up and being circulated in your home. By scheduling duct cleaning every few years, you can reduce allergens and help keep your entire HVAC system running more efficiently.

How Are HVAC Ducts Cleaned?

Ducts are primarily located above the ceiling or under the floors of a home. This means that it really does take an HVAC professional to clean them. At Cool Blew, our technicians have a specialized cleaning process that removes the debris from your ducts without causing any to spill out into your home. We thoroughly clean and sanitize ducts, always keeping your safety and comfort in mind.

Have questions about HVAC duct cleaning or want to schedule a service call? Call the experts at Cool Blew today at 623-872-2900.