Debunking Duct Cleaning Myths

Duct cleaning is a service we provide that uses a vacuum to remove the buildup of dirt and dust from air ducts. This service has many benefits and is a very important part of indoor air quality and HVAC maintenance. We’ve heard some myths surrounding the importance of duct cleaning … and we’ve busted them!

Myth 1: Air Duct Cleaning is Not Necessary

Many people believe that with regular HVAC maintenance, air duct cleaning is not essential. While twice-yearly HVAC service is beneficial and recommended, having your air ducts cleaned can help improve the quality of your indoor air. Over time, dust, debris, and dirt accumulates in your ducts and continues to build up. If left, these contaminants are cycled through your vents, impacting your indoor air quality. Take control of your IAQ and contact Advance Mechanical to schedule your duct cleaning service.

Myth 2: You Can Clean Your Ducts Yourself

Another myth is that you can clean your air ducts yourself—and technically, you can. However, performing this service incorrectly could lead to injuries or problems with your HVAC unit. Trying to clean your own ducts will likely not result in clean vents. Our staff is professionally trained and equipped with the proper tools to efficiently perform duct cleaning services in a safe way.

Myth 3: Duct Cleaning Will Create a Mess in Your Home

Cleaning anything will create a small amount of dust and air duct cleaning isn’t an exception to this. You will see a small amount of dust in your home following your duct cleaning, but it will clear up within a few days. When you hire Advance Mechanical to provide air duct cleaning services, we will do everything we can to reduce the amount of dust produced in your home.

Myth 4: Air Ducts Have No Effect on Your Health

Did you know that the quality of air outdoors is usually less dirty than indoor air? When air ducts are left uncleaned, the accumulation of pollutants is constantly recycled through the air in your home. Breathing this type of air in can result in worsened allergies or increased symptoms of asthma. Don’t put your health at risk, contact us for your duct cleaning service today. 

Myth 5: You Will Need Monthly Duct Cleanings

There are some people who have not yet scheduled their duct cleaning because they believe you will have to have monthly duct cleanings. In fact, we recommend scheduling an air duct cleaning service every 5 years – as long as you are practicing regular HVAC maintenance with routine services, repairs, and regular air filter replacement. 

Myth 6: If You Have Your Ducts Cleaned, You Won’t Need Regular HVAC Maintenance

Finally, some think that once you have your air ducts cleaned, you won’t need to upkeep your HVAC unit with regular maintenance. Even though your ducts may have been recently cleaned, it is important to continue changing your air filters and scheduling routine maintenance. Continuing HVAC upkeep will give your unit a longer lifespan and keep everything working efficiently. 

No matter how much regular HVAC maintenance is performed, a duct cleaning service will greatly reduce the amount of dust and pollutants in your home, lower your electric bill, and keep your unit running smoothly. Contact Advance Mechanical at 252-355-9191 with any questions, or to schedule your duct cleaning service today.