Air Duct Cleaning FAQ’s

What are the benefits to having your air duct system cleaned? 

Air duct systems have been shown to contain a variety of contaminants, such as bacteria, mold and dust that could potentially affect your health. To improve indoor air quality, removal of these contaminants is essential. top

Will HVAC system cleaning reduce our home energy bills? 

The U.S. EPA’s research has demonstrated that HVAC system cleaning may improve its efficiency.  Systems that have been cleaned are less likely to need repairs and have a longer life span.


How often should Air Duct systems be cleaned? 

It is recommended to clean your air ducts every 2-3 years, but it could be done more frequently. How often you should clean your Air Ducts depends on several factors. Some of the things that may require more frequent cleaning include:

  • Household size.
  • Smokers in the household.
  • Pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander.
  • Water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system.
  • Residents with allergies or asthma who might benefit from a reduction in the amount of indoor air pollutants in the home’s air duct system.
  • After home renovations or remodeling.
  • Prior to occupancy of a new home.


What are antimicrobial chemicals and why would they need to be used? 

Antimicrobial chemicals are applied to the interior surface of the air ducts to treat microbial contamination such as mold, viruses or bacteria. The system must be thoroughly cleaned before any antimicrobial chemicals are used. Any antimicrobial treatment used in your system must be registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency specifically for use in HVAC systems. The use of antimicrobial chemicals is an additional service that is not part of a typical air duct cleaning project.


How long does it take to clean residential air duct system? 

An average home takes about 4-6 hours to clean the whole HVAC system. The amount of time it takes to clean a residential HVAC system will depend on many variables such as:

  • Size of the home
  • Size and type of air duct system
  • Number of systems
  • Number of registers and returns
  • Extent of the contamination