Most of us don’t give much thought to the ductwork in our homes. But did you know that ductwork can become polluted with dust, pollen, pet dander, cigarette smoke, grease, and other debris if it’s not cleaned on a regular basis? This accumulation can result in inefficient system functioning, higher energy consumption, and decreased equipment life. To avoid these repercussions, the ductwork should be cleaned by a trained HVAC technician every few years. But how exactly is duct cleaning performed? Read on to find out.
The State of Your Ductwork
Before a trained HVAC technician can begin cleaning your ductwork, they will need to assess the state of your ducts. This assessment will involve a visual inspection of all accessible ductwork. The technician may also use a borescope (a flexible video camera) to inspect hard-to-reach areas. Once the assessment is complete, the technician will provide you with a report detailing the condition of your ducts and what needs to be done to clean them.
The Duct Cleaning Process
Once you’ve given the go-ahead, the cleaning process can begin. The first step is to seal off all vents and openings in the home so that no dust or debris escapes into the living space while the work is being done. Next, the technician will hook up a powerful vacuum to one end of the ductwork and use brushes and other tools to clean the inside of the ducts. Any debris that is dislodged will be sucked away by the vacuum. Once all of the debris has been removed, the openings will be unsealed and the job will be complete!
Most people don’t think about their ductwork very often (if at all). But did you know that build-up in your ducts can lead to decreased system efficiency and increased energy costs? To avoid these problems, it’s important to have your ducts cleaned by a trained professional every few years. Now that you know a little bit more about how duct cleaning is performed, you can rest assured that your home’s HVAC system is in good hands!
Call Duct Cleaning Sudbury for your no-charge air duct cleaning estimate today. You can reach us at 705-996-4553