How long does it take to clean an air duct?

According to our expert air duct cleaning technicians, it takes three to five hours to properly clean the air duct system. This includes the return side, the supply side, the fan compartment, the fan wheel and the return manifold. The exact amount of time it takes to clean air ducts will depend on the size of your HVAC system. Watch the video below or read the transcript for more information.

Air duct cleaning lasts between an hour and a full day (or longer, when cleaning commercial HVAC systems). A standard air duct cleaning would last two to three hours and would cover the HVAC unit, the main duct, the room vents and the air ducts themselves. If air ducts were extended over more than one floor, more time would be needed to properly clean them. Power Vac America has been in business for 30 years and has developed a thorough and time-efficient duct cleaning process.

Thanks to the power of our equipment and the experience of our technicians, we can carry out large amounts of work in short periods of time. Even so, in a typical residential air duct cleaning project, it takes between 2 and a half hours and a team of 2 people to complete an air conditioning system. The exact amount of time it takes to clean air ducts depends on the size of your HVAC system and the number of systems you have. When boiler or air conditioning components are dirty, they can make the HVAC system work harder to push air through the house, which consumes more energy and increases your bills.

We recommend doing this every 3 to 5 years for the best indoor air quality, but if you don't think your last cleaning was at the last minute, you may want to schedule it earlier. The main difference is in the scale: a commercial air duct is many feet (and even miles) longer and is sometimes more complicated to clean. There are many ways to improve indoor air quality, such as cleaning, ventilating the house and adding some plants to the house. A professional air duct cleaning service will know how to use negative air pressure, seal problem areas and grills, and ensure that the air duct is completely clean and doesn't bother you and your family.

NADCA, the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, was formed in 1989 to institute industry standards and accreditation programs for the HVAC industry. If you hire a professional company to clean your air ducts, such as Dustless Duct, your home will be clean and tidy when they're done. In the state of Texas, the air conditioning duct cleaning contractor must have an air conditioning contractor license to clean the evaporator coils, the fan, cut access openings for proper cleaning of the chambers and ducts, and use any antimicrobial product. Air ducts contain many contaminants, such as dust, dust mites, dirt, pollen and other allergens.

Chemicals will be used to clean air ducts only in cases where rodents or other living organisms or dead organisms (in the worst case scenario) are found in the air conditioning system and ducts. Cheap air duct cleaners don't use an adequate negative air system to sweep and treat each and every main pipe, so they never fully clean the HVAC system. Cleaning your air ducts will remove all of these contaminants, improve indoor air quality, and make your life with allergies or asthma better. If you hire a cheap carpet cleaner or air duct cleaner with a coupon, the cleaner will go in and out of your house.

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