Furnace Duct Cleaning

How many people really think about the furnace duct cleaning or for that matter the dust accumulated in the furnace? When we talk of pollution or dirt outside, we forget that the air we breathe is much more polluted than the outside one. The pollution outside is visible but often inside pollution is not even thought of. Many people do not realize that the bacteria, mold, dust and mites lurking in their home’s air ducts and vents and furnace can be hazardous for their health.

Unclean furnace ducts can breed mold and mildew, and lead to poor air quality. Furnace duct cleaning can improve the efficiency of your furnace. It cleans not only the ducts but the entire furnace system including the blower, heat exchangers, cooling coils, and condensate pan. Air flows more efficiently through the entire furnace system when all these parts are clean. If you or someone in your household is experiencing health problems and you suspect your furnace air ducts might be the problem, call a furnace duct cleaning company.

There are several ways for furnace duct cleaning. One way is to use an extremely powerful vacuum, which remains in a truck outside. A long hose runs to the furnace area and attaches to the furnace ducts. Mechanical brushes, air jet brushes or air snakes pull the dust loose within the furnace ducts from the rooms.

Another way to clean furnace ducts is with smaller vacuum unit located inside your house, in the vicinity of the furnace. This vacuum should contain a HEPA exhaust filter to ensure that the dust from the furnace ducts does not fill the air in the room. One more method can be of running a rotating brush that is attached to a vacuum nozzle through the furnace ducts.

Remember, furnace duct cleaning costs money, so before you sign a service contract, ensure that the company has given you sufficient visual evidence that furnace duct cleaning is necessary. Also ensure that the company provides reliable cleaning services and has enough testimonials from some of the previous customers.