Q: How often should my chimney be cleaned?
A: You should have your chimney swept at least once a year at the beginning of the wood-burning season. You should also let a qualified professional inspect your chimney.
Q: How often should my air ducts be cleaned?
A: It is recommended that you have your ducts inspected at least once a year.
Q: How often should my furnace be cleaned?
A: All furnace filters should be checked monthly and changed as needed.
Q: Why should air ducts be cleaned?
A: Air ducts should be cleaned on a regular basis to avoid harmful pollutants, such as, dust, pollen, mold spores, and animal dander. You will also improve the overall quality of air throughout your house.
Q: Will air duct cleaning reduce my home energy bills?
A: Research by the U.S. EPA has demonstrated that HVAC system cleaning may allow systems to run more efficiently by removing debris from sensitive mechanical components. Clean, efficient systems are less likely to break down, have a longer life span, and generally operate more effectively than dirty systems.
Q: What are sanitizers, and how to use them?
A: Sanitizers are anti-microbial chemicals applied to the interior surface of the air ducts, designed to control microbial contamination. Before any sanitizers are used, the system should be thoroughly cleaned. It is critical that any anti-microbial treatment used in your system be EPA registered for the intended use in HVAC systems.
Q: How long does a typical air duct cleaning take?
A: An average home takes about 4-6 hours to clean the whole HVAC system.
Q: How do I choose a professional air duct cleaning company?
A: Make sure the company is a member in good standing of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). You should also do some research if the company is in good standing with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to make sure the company doesn’t have any previous complaints, and if so, what were the reasons.