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All About AC Duct Cleaning

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At Neighbors A/C one of the maintenance services we offer is A/C duct cleaning. When you ask around, you may hear mixed feedback on whether getting your ducts cleaned every few years is necessary, but there are certain circumstances that you will indeed need them cleaned. As a homeowner or property owner in general, it is valuable to understand what A/C duct cleaning entails, what the benefits are, when cleaning is needed, and where to go to find this service. In this article, we will explore all of these points and you will learn all about A/C duct cleaning.

The Process of A/C Duct Cleaning

A/C duct cleaning involves the cleaning of the components of heating and cooling air systems. These components include the coils, drip pans, fan motor, fan housing, and handler housing. Over time, dirt, dust, and debris build up on these components. Specialized tools are used to clean the components and loosen any debris. High powered vacuums are also used to remove all of the debris that is loosening on the components. If the service provider chooses to use chemicals such as biocides, do not be alarmed. The use of these chemicals is normal because they kill bacteria and other microbes that could be growing in the unit and components. Any cleaning technician should inform you before using any of these chemicals.

The Benefits of A/C Duct Cleaning

  • Improved A/C unit efficiency
  • Results in cleaner home by removing from the air
  • Minimizes allergies caused by dust or contaminant build up
  • Promotes better breathing
  • Eliminates bad odors from A/C system

When To Contract A/C Duct Cleaners

Some sources may tell you that it is recommended to have your A/C ducts cleaned every three to five years. Having your A/C ducts cleaned on a regular basis is a great idea, but it is up to you as the homeowner. It is likely that having your ducts cleaned will increase the efficiency, lifespan, and energy usage of your system. Certain circumstances where we highly recommend A/C duct cleaning include mold growth in the ducts or heating and cooling systems, vermin infestations, and badly clogged vents that send particles throughout the home. These situations could lead to health issues for individuals living in the home if the cleaning is not conducted in a reasonable timeframe.

Choosing An A/C Duct Cleaning Provider

A/C duct cleaners are service providers that homeowners should vet, just like they would any other home service provider. A/C units are expensive to replace and should only be trusted in the hands of a professional. When you are looking to hire an A/C maintenance professional to clean your ducts, consider references, years of experience, training, cost, and methods. Also, only work with licensed companies that are fully insured.

If you suspect a vermin infestation, mold growth, or clogged air ducts, an A/C duct cleaning service can restore your unit and potentially extend its life. Regular A/C cleaning is also a great preventative measure for homeowners that have allergies or simply love the crisp smell of clean flowing air. At Neighborhood A/C, we have a team of experienced and trained technicians that can make your air ducts like new again. We are a trusted company with years of experience in the industry. For a quote on cleaning your air ducts, contact us at (754) 222-6347.


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