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FAQs About AC Duct Cleaning and Sealing

The Experts at Earl’s Air Conditioning Answer Your Duct Cleaning Questions

Before we get into some frequently asked questions about duct cleaning and sealing, it helps to know what duct cleaning is. Duct cleaning is the process of clearing your HVAC ducts of dirt, dust, debris, and airborne contaminants. Duct cleaning is a service we perform to improve your home’s air quality and ensure your system runs well. At Earl’s Air Conditioning, our Coachella Valley HVAC experts want to help you with all of your HVAC needs, so we offer a variety of services, including duct cleaning.

If you notice more dirt and dust in the air than usual, or it has been a while since you cleaned or inspected your ductwork, give our team a call. The Coachella Valley air conditioning professionals at Earl’s Air Conditioning are available to provide a quote and schedule your service today!

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Common Coachella Valley Duct Cleaning and Sealing Questions & Answers

Q: What is the process of duct cleaning?

A: Duct cleaning is the process of removing dust, dirt, debris, animal droppings and insects, and mold or other bacteria from your HVAC ducts. The process involves attaching a blower with an agitator brush to one end of your ducts and a vacuum at the other end. During the process, the registers to your home are sealed off so that the particles we aim to remove travel to the attached vacuum and not into your home. The service typically includes cleaning the supply and return registers and cavities as needed.

Q: Is duct contamination preventable? 

A: You can prevent much of your duct contamination by cleaning or replacing air filters regularly and regularly dusting and vacuuming your home. These practices reduce the dust and airborne contaminants in your home overall, reducing the amount of contaminants that make their way into your HVAC system.

Q: How often should I have my ducts cleaned?

Duct cleaning is recommended every 5-10 years, depending on where you live and the amount of wind, dust, and dirt that surrounds your home. This can help to prevent buildup and lower contamination in your home.

Q: What is duct sealing?

A: Duct sealing is the process of insulating and sealing the metal “tubing” that carries the air through your home. Typically, ducts are sealed with duct mastic or spray foam.

Q: What are the benefits of duct sealing?

A: Duct sealing offers benefits that include:

  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Save money
  • Preserve cooled (or heated) air
  • Improved longevity of your HVAC system
  • Decreased strain on HVAC components

Coachella Valley Air Duct Cleaning and Sealing

Earl’s Air Conditioning offers various air quality and maintenance services for your HVAC system so you can keep your air clean and your HVAC system running smoothly all year long. Air duct cleaning and sealing can help prolong the life of your heating and air conditioning systems and ensure the efficiency of your home’s air ducts. Scheduling these services maintains the quality of air in your home and provides the perfect opportunity to inspect for tears, holes, or disconnections throughout the system.

Schedule your duct cleaning and sealing today with our Coachella Valley HVAC professionals at Earl’s Air Conditioning!

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