What to Know About Duct Cleaning

What to Know About Duct Cleaning


If you have a ducted comfort system in your home then, by default, you have ductwork. That much is pretty clear. What might not be clear is how clean and whole your ducts are. Having ductwork in your home is mandatory but having ductwork that is in prime condition is going to be ideal.

If you haven’t thought about the condition of the interior of your ductwork, then it might be time to take it into consideration. This is because a large amount of dirt and build-up can collect inside of your ductwork. If you think that this isn’t a problem, we are sorry to say that isn’t true. Too much build-up in your ductwork can impact your comfort negatively and even stress your HVAC system out.

We provide duct cleaning in Columbus, OH to help you achieve optimal comfort. Let’s discuss if and when you need to schedule this service.

How Your Ducts Get Dirty

Some people are surprised when we tell them that their ductwork can collect a hefty amount of debris over time. This network is tucked away within your walls so how can dirt and dust get to it? Well, the truth is that it is pretty easy.

Your home isn’t a sealed-up box. When people come in from outside or open the windows, dust, pollen, and other debris can get in. While your HVAC filter does capture a majority of airborne debris, it won’t capture all of it. Over time, dust motes, strands of hair or fur, pollen spores, and other debris make their way into the ducts and settle there to hinder airflow or be circulated repeatedly through the house.

Why Dirty Ducts Are Problematic

Many airborne contaminants are pretty small so it may not seem like they’d be a big problem. If your ducts are brand new, you would be right in this regard since there hasn’t been any time for the dust to collect. But over the years more and more debris can get into your ducts and, after a few years, it adds up to become a bigger issue. This can lead to issues such as:

  • Visibly dirty air exiting the vents
  • Increased allergies and respiratory issues
  • Reduced airflow from your HVAC system
  • Increased strain on your HVAC systems
  • Reduced comfort throughout the year
  • Increased energy usage

The Impact of Professional Duct Cleaning

As you can see, dirty ducts can have a pretty negative impact on your home comfort and even your energy bills. Thankfully, professional duct cleaning is going to be a great way to remove this issue. When you schedule this service with our expert technicians, you can trust that your ductwork will be cleaned properly. We use specialty brushes and vacuums to remove built-up debris carefully so your ducts are left clear without being damaged.

And we have good news: duct cleaning isn’t something you need to worry about every year. This service can be scheduled every 3 to 5 years when debris has collected enough to start having an impact on your home.

Need to clean out your ducts? Come to the service guys in the purple trucks! Contact Paramount Heating & Air today.