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How to Prepare for Professional HVAC Air Duct Cleaning

“Out of sight, out of mind” pretty much describes most people’s state of mind about their HVAC system air ducts. Makes sense, because other than return vents and registers, most air duct features in Tallahassee-area homes are hidden from sight. But what you can’t see can hurt you because air ducts get dirty over time, and the recirculated air can deliver all kinds of contaminants into your living spaces. Along with compromising indoor air quality, dirty ductwork decreases the efficiency of your HVAC system, making it work harder and perhaps boosting your utility bills.

With more than a half-century of HVAC service in the north-central Florida area, we trust that you’ll turn to the technicians at Tallahassee’s Air Control Heating and Cooling when you determine that it’s time to clean your air ducts. And once you’ve scheduled your appointment, there are some things you should know about how to prepare for your professional duct cleaning, which we’ve detailed for you below.

Ask Us How the Process Works

You’re paying for the service, so you should know what air duct cleaning entails. We’re happy to explain the process, detail what the equipment does, and answer any questions you may have. If you plan to be around during the cleaning (see below), we’re also glad to describe precisely how your specific air duct system works.

Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Depending on the size of your system, duct cleaning can take from two to five hours. The work is noisy, and your service technicians will need to move around various areas of the home. It’s not a problem if you and other family members want to remain in the house during the cleaning, just something for you to consider.

If small children will be in the home, your technicians will need to know so that they can ensure their safety. Additionally, you’ll need to determine what to do with any household pets, whether other family members will be home or not. With ductwork cleaning, technicians will need to leave many doors ajar, which could impact your thinking about pets.

Clear Space for the Service Technicians

Before our service technicians arrive, please clear out any spaces where we will likely need to work. This includes areas around every return vent, register, and HVAC system itself. You’ll need to move furniture, household clutter, and anything else around them to provide the technicians with easy and clear access. Oh, and when you ask us how the process works, you can also ask us how much space we’ll need if there are specific areas that may be difficult to clear.

Conduct a Walk-Through with the Technicians

When the Air Control technicians arrive, make sure you give them a tour of the house to show them your HVAC system location and point out all return vents and registers. We know ductwork, so it will all get cleaned, but it helps to get an initial lay of the land.

Get Full HVAC Service with Tallahassee’s Air Control Heating and Cooling

Air duct cleaning with Air Control Heating and Cooling will significantly help reduce the circulation of dust particles, allergens, and other contaminants that may have been building up in your system. To ensure the best operational performance of your HVAC system, join our Air Control Club. This cost-effective HVAC inspection and preventative maintenance program helps reduce breakdowns, optimizes efficiency, and extends operational lifespan.

Air Control Heating and Cooling delivers the best in HVAC repairs, maintenance, installation, and equipment sales to our customers in the Tallahassee, Havana, Quincy, Monticello, and Crawfordville areas. For all your HVAC needs, contact us today at (850) 562-1234.