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AC Duct Cleaning 101

October 1, 2018


The year-round hot weather and increasing temperatures in Florida call for regular use of air conditioners.


The continuous use of air conditioners over time can cause them to slow down in performance. This is usually a sign of over-use and requires cleaning.


Let’s dive into the world of AC duct cleaning and learn a thing or two about maintaining the efficiency and performance of the cooling system in our houses, offices and stores.


The Importance of AC Duct Cleaning


It is important to clean your AC ducts regularly to improve the quality of the indoor air. Dust settles in our homes and on our interior equipment that must be cleaned. Dust, debris and mold in AC ducts and vents are breeding ground for bacteria, insects and diseases.


There’s a chance that pests, rodents and smalls animals might just end up creating their little humble abode inside your AC vents.


Get them cleaned so that you don’t end up breathing the same contaminated air as these pests and insects.


Dirty and unclean AC ducts can cause utility bills to be high due to clogged ducts that limit cool air supply. To make it more energy efficient, get your AC ducts cleaned on the regular.


A clean AC duct increases the lifespan of your HAVC unit and saves repairs and replacements money.


AC Duct Cleaning Equipment


Before you even think about cleaning your AC ducts, gather a few cleaning supplies and equipment to help with the cleaning process.

If you’re attempting this yourself, you won’t get a deep AC duct cleanse. However, you will need some equipment for a superficial cleaning at home.


The vacuum in your house will help suck the dust and debris from the Ac duct and vent.


A stiff brush will help remove any dust particles from the filter and registers.


You will need screwdrivers to open the AC registers and clean the inside of the AC vent.


Make use of paper towels and cotton cloths to clean and cover the vents and registers.


Professional Cleaning and Maintenance


The first step to cleaning AC ducts is turning off the power to the air conditioning system and unscrewing the air duct covers or grilles from the walls.  


The grimy and slimy AC grates will need to be cleaned thoroughly with soap and water and the AC ducts vacuumed with a professional grade vacuum cleaner.


It is best to call a professional cleanings service to clean you AC ducts as the process is quite methodical, time consuming and requires professional equipment.


If your AC ducts have not been professionally cleaned in the last 3 to 5 years, contact Florida Breeze for air conditioning services, AC installation and repairs in Melbourne Beach, Fl. We will be happy to help you keep your cool in this hot swampy weather.



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