Residential Air Duct Cleaning
Improve the Air Quality of Your Home
Many St. Paul and Twin Cities home owners have their home furnace system and ductwork cleaned every two years. Dirt, dust and even pet dander can block the airflow, which is not optimal for your heating and cooling system. Plus, the quality of the air effects the growth of molds, bacteria, mites, and allergens. Air duct cleaning aides in preventing these elements to be released in your home and air.
Air Ducts can get build up from:
Recirculation of dirty air from the duct work
High-traffic areas or areas with more children
Pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander
Newly constructed or remodeled rooms
Poor air quality can affect:
Excessive household dust
Distinct odor when the system is turned on
Allergy and asthma problems
A proper cleaning can help with:
Elimination of Bacteria, Molds, and Fungi
Cleaner Living Environment and a Reduction in Housework
Savings on Heating and Cooling Bills
Fresher, Healthier Air
Increased System Efficiency
Relief from Allergens
Homeplace Furnace has three professional cleaning procedures:
Air Sweep Method
Our experienced technicians connect a powerful truck-mounted vacuum (equivalent to 68 shop-vacs) to your air system near the furnace, thus creating a larger vacuum out of your ventilation system.
We'll keep your home clean as we work through the processes.
Manual Brush Method
This is a great service for the homeowner experiencing more dust than usual or a home that has not been serviced for an extended period of time. In addition to the Air Sweep Method, this procedure also encompasses the use manual brushing in the main trunk lines.
Elite Rotary Brush Method
This method features the best of all three available options: rotary spinning brushes, manual brushing, and forward and reverses air sweeps. This procedure is ideal for homes that have not been serviced for a prolonged period of time or are experiencing high levels of dust.
Please note that depending on your home layout and other circumstances, the truck mounted suction system may not always be the optimal solution. In those cases, we have a portable unit that we bring into the home to use. Our main goal is getting your ducts cleaned with the least intrusive yet most effective solution possible. Our experts will assist you in the best methods for your space.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How often should I have my ducts cleaned?
Both the furnace, as well as the ductwork will operate at maximum capacity when serviced every two years. However, households with pets or allergy and asthma sufferers may need a cleaning more frequently.
How long will it take to have my ducts cleaned?
Time is dependent upon the size of the home and how difficult it is to remove the debris from the ventilation system. Our powerful equipment and specialized tools allow us to complete the average sized home in approximately 45-75 minutes using the air sweep method. Allow between 60 and 90 minutes for the stationary brush method, and from 1 1/2 to 3 hours for the rotary brush method. Expect more time for larger homes and special situations.
What do I need to do to prepare my home?
Our technicians need access to every heat vent and cold air return. If possible, have large pieces of furniture pulled away from the vents. Also, make sure there is ample workspace around the furnace.
No. Our high-volume vacuum system removes the dust and contaminants from your home safely and cleanly. You should not have to do any additional housecleaning after we have cleaned.