Many people overquote how wash their HVAC duct isâ€¦ The average air duct is not as pristine, shiny and free of dirt as the films or TV shows make it out to be! You feel what I’m referring to, of course: Any scene where the main character is sneaking through HVAC duct is just not accurateâ€¦ I feel this to be true, because I’ve been in the HVAC duct of my own house! After crawling into a small section of the air ducts, it was no wonder why my indoor air quality was so awful.
I was covered in dirt, dust, and even cobwebs! All this, just from trying to reach far enough into the HVAC duct to brush it outâ€¦ When I saw how filthy I was after touching spots I had just swept, I knew that I needed to call an actual professional service.
The local Heating and Air Conditioning service company gave HVAC duct cleanings, and would also inspect my heating and a/cs as a courtesy when they performed this cleaning! I thought that was a bargain for sure, but so, I called and tied up an appointment to have my air ducts cleaned out. When the Heating and Air Conditioning specialists arrived a few afternoons later, they asked if this was the first time that I had the HVAC duct cleaned, and I simply told them that I wasn’t sure. They gave each other a look, smiled and told me to just wait and be amazed. Sure enough, they pulled bin after bin of debris that had been caught up throughout the HVAC duct in the home over the past decade! It was incredible that so much had been trapped in the air ducts, though the Heating and Air Conditioning service specialists made a point to tell me that I could potentially have a leak in my HVAC duct somewhere. “That could be why there was so much debris up there”, they explained. I think I’ll get that evaluated out soon!