How Does Air Duct Cleaning Work?

Have you noticed recently that your HVAC system is not working as well as it should? The problem might lie with the air ducts. Regular air duct cleaning and maintenance are necessary to ensure that your HVAC system works efficiently and comfortably.

If you don’t know what to do, don’t worry. At Southern Comfort Heating and Cooling, we have skilled and experienced technicians you can rely on for air duct cleaning in Lexington, KY.

What Do Air Ducts Do?

Warm or cool air is carrying across rooms via air ducts to heat, chill, and ventilate a house. A well-planned network of ducts is necessary to ensure complete and effective heating and cool in any residence.

What is Air Duct Cleaning?

Air duct cleaning involves cleaning all dust, debris, and contaminants that get accumulating over time in the ducts and vents of an HVAC system. Technicians use professional equipment to remove all the dirt from the ductwork thoroughly. 

Most technicians will also clean the registers, grilles, fans, and furnace. Once every 2-3 years, you should have your HVAC system’s ductwork professionally cleaned.

Why is it Important?

There are several reasons why you should consider hiring a professional for cleaning the ducts of your HVAC system:

  • Cleaner Air

Clean ductwork means that the circulating air is cleaner too. Cleaning ensures that the air inside your home is free from dust, pollen grains, dander, and other contaminants that can affect your health.

  • Greater Effectiveness

Accumulated dust narrows the ducts, reducing airflow. If the airflow is reduced, heating or cooling won’t be as effective. Clean ducts ensure that your HVAC system is more effective.

  • Greater Efficiency:

Due to accumulated dust, your HVAC system has to work harder to be as effective. Unfortunately, this leads to wear and tear of the internal components and drives up power usage. Having clean ductwork will ensure that your system lasts longer and reduce your power bills.

What Will the Technician Do?

The ductwork can be cleaned using household tools, but it is not advised as any wrong step can damage your Lexington KY heating and air system. If you’re concerned about hiring a professional, we’ll walk you through the steps a technician will follow, so you know that your system is in capable hands.

  • The technician will first inspect the ductwork and the extent of the accumulation of dust and dirt to determine which technique will be more suitable.
  • The technician will then drill access holes in your ductwork (don’t worry, these will be fixed after the cleaning is finished).
  • A powerful vacuum is used to suck in all the dust. Brushes are used to clean the duct walls, and the vacuum is used again to gather all the dirt.
  • The technician will then inspect the ductwork again to ensure it has been cleaned thoroughly and patch up all the access holes.

We’ll Take Care of Your HVAC Needs

Southern Comfort Heating and Cooling provides HVAC installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance services for residential and commercial systems. Our specialty is in residential heating and cooling systems.

Contact us to schedule HVAC system maintenance, repair, installation, replacement, or heating repair Lexington KY  by our trained, skilled, and trusted professionals or do it online.