Air Duct Cleaning vs HVAC System Cleaning

While “duct cleaning” is a widely used and known term, we like to refer to our service as “HVAC System Cleaning.” As NADCA certified duct cleaners and Florida & Alabama Certified HVAC Contractors, Air Care Wizard takes a systematic approach with our HVAC System Cleaning Package. Because the air ducts and HVAC components work together, we make sure that the entire system is clean, not just the ducts.

Why is Air Duct Cleaning So Important?

Studies done by the EPA, show that the air indoors is more contaminated than the air outside. Many people spend over 90% of their time inside. That means that the quality of the air indoors is extremely important to your overall health.

Over the course of a year, your home collects a massive amount of dust, dirt, and other contaminates. Whether you have asthma or allergies, or not, the quality of your air is very important to reduce potential health risks. Your ducts having been cleaned properly eliminates possible allergens.

The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology states that 50% of illnesses can be caused by or aggravated by poor indoor air quality. Asthma, respiratory problems, nose, throat, and eye irritation are all attributed to contaminants in your air conditioning ducts.

  • Do you find yourself dusting more frequently than you’d like?
  • Are you or your family experiencing allergy symptoms in your home?
  • Does your air conditioner smell musty or moldy?
  • Have you noticed dust, dirt, or mold around your air conditioning vents?
  • Does it seem like your HVAC system is not keeping up?

These are common concerns that many of our clients have before calling about air duct cleaning services. In many cases, air duct cleaning can help with these concerns. The dust, dander, and chemicals generated through normal living in a home recirculate through the HVAC system 5-7 times per day. While dirty ductwork may not indicate unhealthy air in a home, it could be contributing to serious health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory difficulties, autoimmune disorders or environmental allergies.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of the system. Even with the use of filters, the HVAC system still gets clogged through normal use. A clean HVAC system does not have to work as hard to maintain the desired temperature. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA) recommends having your air handling unit inspected every year and your ductwork inspected every two years.


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