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How to Prepare Your Home for an Air Duct Cleaning

Homeowners doing a walk through with an HVAC technician

Investing in professional air duct cleaning is crucial for your indoor air quality. However, there are a few things you can do, as a homeowner, to aid your HVAC technicians with their service. Before you schedule your next air duct cleaning, you’ll want to ensure your space is correctly prepared for the professionals to come in. 

At ACS, we offer top-quality air duct repair, installation, and maintenance services to residences and businesses across Milledgeville, Covington, and surrounding areas. With decades of valuable industry experience, our seasoned technicians offer valuable expertise and premium services to our highly valued customers. 

In this article, we’ll walk you through what to do before your professional air duct cleaning by explaining the following steps:

    • Remove clutter around your air vents and registers
    • Clear space around your furnace or AC
    • Make arrangements for kids and pets
    • Do a walkthrough with your technician 

Remove Clutter Around Air Vents and Registers

As a homeowner, the most courteous thing you can do before your air duct appointment is to clear the area around your vents. Your HVAC technicians will need this space clear to hook up their cleaning equipment and pull the dust, dirt, and air pollutants from your ducts. If you have clutter around your vents and registers, move it out of the way before your HVAC technicians arrive. Make sure to check every room in your home for these blockages, as anything the technicians have to move themselves will slow down the cleaning process. 

Clear Space Around Your Furnace or AC

If the pros are already coming to clean your air ducts, you might as well have them check your furnace and air conditioner as well. More times than not, homeowners will stack these services all in one visit. Like your air ducts, clear the space around your furnace or air conditioner to make the technicians’ jobs easier. This is especially important if you have an outdoor unit easily susceptible to leaves, dirt, and other outdoor debris. 

Make Arrangements for Kids and Pets

If you have pets or small children, it’s smart to make arrangements for them during your duct cleaning appointment. The cleaning process generally takes about three hours, even longer for larger homes. During this time, your technicians will be walking between rooms and propping doors open, which may make it challenging to contain pets or small children. The best rule of thumb is to keep your pet outside and arrange daycare for your child accordingly. 

Do a Walk Through with Your Technician

One helpful thing you can do for air duct specialists is to give them a walkthrough of your home. As you give them the tour, you can point out all the relevant areas you expect to be cleaned. While your technicians will do a thorough cleaning regardless, it helps to pinpoint specific areas of concern to avoid any confusion or unwanted surprises. 

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If you need professional air duct cleaning, you can count on ACS to get the job done. With decades of industry experience, our certified HVAC technicians will deliver nothing but the best! Connect with our team today for top-quality HVAC maintenance, repair, or installation in Covington, Milledgeville, and surrounding areas.