Frequently Asked Questions

What is Air Duct Cleaning?

Air duct cleaning refers to cleaning the inside of a home or office ventilation system. The air ducts come in a variety of sizes and materials and span throughout the building, delivering heating and cooling, year-round.

Do most cleaning companies clean the air conditioning coils in your system?

Air duct cleaning companies generally do not clean your furnace and air conditioning coils. Most do not even have the equipment or training to do so. Some companies that do address coil cleaning just wipe off the surface and hope you won’t notice. We not only thoroughly clean your air conditioning coils we do it for no extra charge as part of our service.

Why should I have my air conditioning evaporator coils cleaned?

Your coil sits behind a filter and looks a lot like a radiator which air passes through. Eventually dirt and grime clog the coil. This causes the air conditioning unit to run less efficiently using more energy. This places more pressure on the system causing mechanical breakdowns.

What is an air handling unit?

In a residential air handler is the furnace or heat pump located inside the house. In commercial buildings the air handler can be on the roof or in a mechanical room. The air handler consists of the Evaporator coil, the blower, the drain pans, the heat exchangers, the filters, the burners and all the electrical components. All of the components of an air handler need to be cleaned regularly to insure safety, performance and indoor air quality.

What is NADCA?

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association was formed in 1989 to institute industry standards and credentialing programs for the HVAC industry. The need for industry standards was addressed in 1992 with the adoption of performance-based standards that Perfect Duct Cleanings works to not only meet, but also exceed.

How skilled or trained is your HVAC cleaning staff?

All our professional HVAC cleaners have had training that exceeds NADCA standards. Most of our technicians have been with Perfect Duct Cleanings for over 7 years! Additionally, our technicians are licensed to handle and recover refrigerants according to EPA regulations. This special training allows us to provide evaporator coil cleaning services because these units are sensitive and can leak refrigerants into the air. They require a qualified technician to even attempt the job.

Is Perfect Duct Cleanings work guaranteed?

Yes! We will clean your HVAC system to your satisfaction. In fact, we document EVERY air duct system we clean with photos so you can be sure of the results.

Do I need to wait all day or do you give time frames for my appointment?

We will give you a two-three hour time frame to arrive at your home.

How long does it take to have the furnace and ductwork cleaned?

Perfect Duct Cleanings is the most thorough and time efficient duct cleaning company in the business. Because of the power of our equipment and the experience of our technicians we can get large amounts of work done in short periods of time. Even so, the typical Residential Air Duct Cleaning project will take between 2 to 4 man hours to complete. Commercial projects can sometimes take months to complete. Our massive vacuum trucks deliver so much suction power that it does the job in half the time of companies who use weak, low-powered vacuums. Our customers appreciate our efficiency as it limits any inconvenience or down-time.

How often should I have my HVAC system cleaned?

Perfect Duct Cleanings suggests cleaning your entire HVAC system air handler, evaporator coil, condenser coil, air ducts, exhaust ducts and unit ventilators once every one to two years. The US Department of Energy also recommends you to check and or clean your entire HVAC system air handler, evaporator coil, condenser coil, air ducts, exhaust ducts and unit ventilators once a year.

Why should I have my air ducts cleaned?

Over time, dust, dirt, allergens and molds gather in your HVAC system and continue to circulate. Cleaning your system will produce clean healthy air circulation inside your home or commercial building. Besides breathing better air, you will also save energy and have your AC system and furnace last longer with fewer breakdowns. Finally, reducing dirt and dust will help keep your home or building cleaner.

Why should I choose Perfect Duct Cleanings to clean my air ducts system?

We have the experience, customer service and powerful equipment to do the job right. We have thousands of satisfied customers and are the most respected in the air duct cleaning business. When we finish cleaning your system, you will save money, stay healthier and enjoy a clean indoor environment. That’s the Perfect Duct Cleanings Guaranty!

If I have my air ducts cleaned will the air quality in my home improve?

According to NADCA, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living in a typical six-room house. Other contaminants and air pollutants such as dander, dust, and chemicals are also generated by normal occupation in a home. Did you know that these contaminants end up in your HVAC system and are re-circulated on average of 5-7 times per day? Over time, these contaminants can be found in your duct work.
Those who suffer from autoimmune disorders or respiratory health conditions such as asthma will benefit by breathing cleaner air. Your indoor air quality will improve, and you will feel healthier.