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To Clean or Not to Clean: Common Questions about Air Ducts

If you are considering having your home’s air ducts cleaned, then you likely have some questions. Lowe’s Air Duct Cleaning is ready to help you keep your home clean and healthy with our air duct cleaning services. You may be wondering what exactly this is and whether you need it, though. So, let us answer a few questions you may have about air duct cleaning, and then you can decide if it’s time to schedule this service.

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Why Should I Have My Air Ducts Cleaned?

In a typical six-room home, a family going about their daily routine creates up to 40 pounds of dust each year. That puts stress on your heating and cooling system, as it takes air in and breathes air out like the lungs of your home. The process of daily living in a home generates contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and recirculated about five to seven times per day, which can build up and contribute to larger health issues for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders, or allergies.

How Often Should My Air Ducts Be Cleaned & How Long Does It Take?

Lowe’s Air Duct Cleaning recommends cleaning your air ducts every four to six years. Certain situations may require more frequent cleaning, though. If you live with furry pets, have family members who are prone to asthma and allergies, undergo any home renovation or remodeling projects, or sustain water contamination or damage to your home or HVAC system, then you might need more frequent cleanings. An average single-sized system will take two to three hours to complete. 

What Method Do You Use to Clean Air Ducts?

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. We use a specialized, powerful vacuum with a HEPA filter to place your system under negative pressure. While 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 travels down the ducts to the vacuum, which removes it from the system and your home.

Request a Quote for Air Duct Cleaning Today

Lowe’s Air Duct Cleaning will always provide honest, straightforward information, delivering expert air duct and dryer vent cleaning services. You can see what our customers are saying about us if you still aren’t sure. Contact us at (800) 699-0955 for more information, or request a quote for your air duct cleaning online. We have several locations across multiple states in the U.S., and you can check our service areas page to find a location near you.