What is Air Duct Cleaning?

What is Air Duct Cleaning?

Most people now know that indoor air pollution is an issue, but many still don't know how to go about fixing the problem.

Air duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, heat exchangers and cooling coils, and the air handler housing unit.

How do you decide whether or not you should have your ductwork cleaned? If family members are experiencing unusual or unexplained symptoms or illnesses that you think might be related to your home environment, you should discuss tehse considerations with a doctor. You may also want to consider having your air ducts cleaned simply because it seems logical that air ducts will get dirty over time and should occasionally be cleaned (which will help reduce the amount of dust that spreads throughout the home).

The EPA says that if you think duct cleaning might be a good idea for your home, but aren't sure, to talk to a professional.

"You may want to contact professional duct cleaning service providers and ask them about the services they provide. Remember, they are trying to sell you a service, so ask questions and insist on complete and knowledgeable answers."

AdvantaClean is a nationwide company that specializes in air duct cleaning.