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Duct Cleaning Essentials

Duct Cleaning Essentials

When it comes to a home HVAC system, the major pieces of hardware often steal the show. Air conditioning units and furnace units are important to keep clean and dialed in all year long. Often overlooked, however, is the duct system that helps hot and cold air travel through your home to its destination.

It’s not just the job of an air filter to keep ducts and the air itself clean; homeowners and technicians can pitch in too.

A few benefits of cleaning your duct system include better air quality in your home, which protects your family from harmful airborne illnesses and allergens throughout the year, better airflow to avoid any bacterial growth and assure your home heats up and cools down as fast as possible, and better energy efficiency to save you money on those energy bills.

Cleaning a duct system is also critically important in new homes, since the construction process is still fresh to memory. When building a house, dust from outside, construction materials like wood shavings, and even micro-particles of insulation material can float in midair, sneaking into your duct system and travelling around your house. Duct system cleaning then becomes vital to assuring your family doesn’t breathe in any of these things that are often invisible to the human eye. Plus, cleaning your ducts will help your home naturally smell fresh and clean!

But how does one go about cleaning their ducts? The first step is to turn off the power source to your heating and cooling units. Unscrew any grills or vents in your home and make sure to clean them thoroughly, using either a vacuum or soap and water, depending on how dirty they are. Then, simply use a vacuum hose and attempt to vacuum as deep down inside your vents as possible. If you’d like your ducts cleaned more thoroughly, consider finding an experienced professional to get the job done. Even though JM Heating & Cooling doesn’t offer this specific service, it’s an important step to maintaining your home’s airflow and energy efficiency between regular HVAC maintenance checks. It can even help to avoid costly repairs and replacements for your duct system and HVAC units.

Ideally, homeowners should make sure to clean their duct system every 3-5 years. This type of maintenance can extend the life and efficiency of your home’s HVAC system and improve airflow intermittently in your home.

If you have questions regarding your duct system, airflow problems, or energy efficiency, be sure to give JM Heating & Cooling a call. We’re happy to help and guide our clients toward the very best solutions for their home’s heating and cooling systems.


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  • Braden Bills
    March 26, 2019, 3:09 pm REPLY

    I want to make sure that my air ducts are cleaned properly. It makes sense that doing so would require equipment. Maybe it would be a good idea for me to get a professional to handle it for me, since they have what is needed.

  • Ethan Hansen
    April 2, 2019, 5:18 pm REPLY

    I found it interesting how you mentioned how cleaning the dust from your heating system can increase the efficiency of your HVAC system. My wife and I discovered that our heater is damaged because of some electrical problems. Because we want to keep the repaired heater running as long as possible, I will be sure to find a heating repair service that offers duct cleaning!

  • Ethan Hansen
    April 24, 2019, 4:42 pm REPLY

    I found it interesting how you mentioned how cleaning ducts can help increase the air quality in your home to help you breathe easier. My wife and I are getting older and our lungs are getting weaker day by day. Because I want to make sure we don’t get sick from our dirty ducts, I will keep this in mind as we search for a residential furnace cleaning service!

  • Jackson Bush
    June 21, 2019, 7:40 pm REPLY

    Its good to know that cleaning the duct system in the home protects people from harmful airborne illnesses and allergens. My grandmother had terrible allergies recently and after we had our air ducts cleaned, her allergies went away! Thanks for confirming that air ducts can cause illnesses and allergens to everyone in the house.

  • Tyler Johnson
    August 1, 2019, 7:29 pm REPLY

    That’s good to know that you would only have to clean the ducts every few years. I would think that would make it much less of a hassle. I’ll have to consider getting someone to come do it for me every few years to make sure that they are clean.

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