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The importance of air duct cleaning

Blog The importance of air duct cleaning

Something that people don’t realize when they purchase a home is that they may need their air ducts cleaned. Today, we'll go over the process that we use and why it will benefit you in the long run.

The benefits of air duct cleaning

Better air quality

The ductwork in your home is essentially the “lungs” of your home, the system takes air in and breathes air out. Over time, we create an excess amount of pollutants such as dust, debris, pet dander and cigarette smoke. These contaminants get recycled in and out of your home multiple times per day. Having your ducts cleaned can help eliminate those toxins for a more clear and healthy air flow.

Less cleaning

The build up of contaminants and constant recycling of this dust eventually leads to more dust on your furniture which equates to more dusting and cleaning. Cut this time in half and get your ducts cleaned.

Improve the efficiency of your furnace & AC

When you don’t get your ducts cleaned, the build up of dust and debris can clog your equipment causing it to have to compensate. In other words, your furnace & ac have to work that much harder. When your ductwork is clean, the system doesn’t have to work as hard, resulting in increased efficiency and less wear and tear.

Now that you know the benefits, you probably want to know what this process looks like.

Our air duct cleaning process

At West Michigan Air Duct & HVAC our process takes a crew of 2 people about 2-3 hours. We cut two 6-inch holes, one on the supply side, one on the return side. Next, we connect our 2 stage HEPA vacuum to the holes to create negative suction throughout the home. We then go to each individual vent with a compressed air hose and whip attachment. The whip attachment knocks all that dust off the interior wall and the compressed air hose blows everything down to the vacuum.

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