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Duct cleaning? What is it? Do I need it?

While we all value the quality of air in our living spaces, many of us may not fully grasp the various factors and components that contribute to achieving the best indoor experience, along with the long-term consequences of maintaining or neglecting them. Air ducts, despite being integral to centralized heating and cooling systems, are often underestimated. These ducts serve as the primary conduits for airflow throughout your home, ensuring even distribution of hot and cold air. Since they lack mechanical components, issues are sometimes erroneously attributed elsewhere. In reality, air ducts play a crucial role in preventing leaks of conditioned air and maintaining comfort. Unfortunately, their importance is often overlooked by homeowners, leading to the gradual accumulation of debris and dust over time. Typically, it’s advisable to have air ducts cleaned every two to three years to ensure your home receives optimal airflow

Understanding the pivotal role air ducts play in ensuring optimal indoor air quality highlights their importance. Neglecting your air ducts, even with a high-end AC unit, can lead to the circulation of low-quality air, laden with dirt and debris. Our firm recommendation for duct cleaning services is rooted in the fact that, aside from natural contaminants, your ducts may harbor odors, pet hair, smoke residues, and various chemicals. Beyond the immediate benefits to air quality, well-maintained air ducts can significantly boost your HVAC system’s efficiency, potentially saving you 20%-30% on annual energy costs. Given the electricity rates in Lakewood, CA, a single duct cleaning HVAC visit offers substantial savings.

How Does Duct Cleaning Work?

Duct cleaning in a residential home consists of multiple parts, most of which unfortunately require a professional. Mishandled duct work can cause bigger headaches down the line, but there are some elements that are a little easier to do for the DIY duct cleaner:

  1.  Detachment & cleaning of grill, re-attachment with caulking to prevent future air leaks.
  2.  Filter cleaning – detachment at the base of duct, with a full filter clean. 
  3. Removing the blower motor – We will need to remove this from its housing and clean this component later, in some cases the A-coil is harder to access because of this unit.
  4. A-Coil cleaning – Removing all the front plates/coverings, then cleaned with condenser coil cleaner.
  5. Rinsing the blower motor fan and wiping down the housing for the blower motor, so that future air traveling through has a clean pathway.

Furnace A Coil
Cleaning the fan motor

Myths of Duct Cleaning

Air ducts don’t really get dirty – This is definitely the biggest misconception that we’ve come across amongst our clients. Most of the time people believe that managing the filter is enough work for the ducts to remain when it certainly isn’t. As mentioned before, debris, odors, pet hair, etc. can cause a lot of build up and dirty ducts.

Air ducts only get dirty with constant AC usage – Unfortunately, most central air systems force airflow through these ducts so even if AC is not used, it can still pick up the dirt and debris from the household. 

Duct cleaning is doable without a professional – Consider that most HVAC contractors have invested the tools, time, and experience to do the job swiftly & correctly. They have an understanding of exactly what needs to be done and have a trained eye to spot anything else that could be wrong. Managing your filter is probably the one part that you can definitely upkeep on your own, but beyond that and cleaning the grill, it would be best to have a professional complete the work.

Duct cleaning won’t prevent mold – As we have mentioned, chemical buildup among other things do occur within these ducts, and over time when combined with dirt and debris it can manifest into different problems with mold being one of them. This is why every two-three years we recommend you have a cleaning completed, to prevent any health issues that can arise from a situation like this.

Contact Your Local Duct Cleaning Hvac Pros

Omni Air HVAC is here to service all of your needs in Lakewood, CA with our thorough duct cleaning package. Our 5 level cleaning ensures healthy and stable air flow throughout your household for years before it is needed again. We pride ourselves on honest work and great pricing without any confusion of service or overbilling of hours with our flat rate pricing. Transparent and direct, we want to be the provider you and your loved ones can count on for a healthy, safe future.


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