Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about the details of air duct and dryer vent cleaning? Lowe’s Air Duct Cleaning has the answers. Keep reading or unlock special pricing online or call (800) 699-0955. We have several locations and serve multiple states across the U.S. Find specials in your area.
Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners have when considering air duct cleaning. In a typical six-room home, the process of everyday living creates up to 40 pounds of dust annually. That puts stress on your heating and cooling system, which is the lungs of your home.
The system takes air in and breathes air out. Normal occupation in a home generates a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and recirculated five to seven times per day, on average. Over time, recirculation causes a buildup of contaminants in the ductwork. While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school, or workplace, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders, or some environmental allergies.
Clean ductwork can also promote energy savings. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Although filters definitely help, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your equipment. When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.
We recommend cleaning air ducts every 4 to 6 years and dryer vents annually.
We follow NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaning Association) standards, which state that the most effective way to clean air ducts and ventilation systems is to employ the source removal method of cleaning. This entails using a specialized, powerful vacuum with a HEPA filter to place the system under negative pressure. At the same time the vacuum draws air through the system, we insert devices into the ducts to dislodge any debris that might be stuck to interior surfaces. The debris then travels down the ducts to the vacuum, which removes it from the system and the home.
To clean the dryer vent, we use a drill-powered 4-inch-wide brush, which can be extended up to 40 feet, and a vacuum to remove all the lint. Unlike dust, lint is sticky and requires greater agitation to clear it from the dryer vent.
We do not use chemicals unless the customer requests them. In that case, we offer complimentary sanitization of the ductwork with a low-toxic, EPA-registered cleaner.
An average size single-system house takes 2 to 3 hours to complete.
You can be in the house during the service; however, for safety’s sake, stay clear of the equipment during use.
No. Absolutely no dust will be left in the house after our technicians leave. Because of the powerful negative pressure generated during the service, the HEPA filter collects the dust rather than it being blown back into the house.
Yes, we provide evening and weekend appointments at no additional charge.
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