What’s the Best Way to Clean Central Air Ducts?

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In your home or business, cleaning and maintaining your central air ducts is crucial. Think about it: the air you breathe circulates from a central location. If it is loaded with dust and other contaminants, your home’s overall air quality will suffer, which can be detrimental to your health. This new year, add cleaning your central air ducts to your list of New Year’s resolutions. Read on to learn more about cleaning your air ducts. If you’d prefer professional assistance, call us at Duggan’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning for year-round air duct cleaning services.


Gunk in your central air ducts requires extensive vacuuming as the first step after you remove the grates. If the grates are especially dirty and have packed on the grime, soak and wash them with soap and water to clean them adequately. It’s important to be thorough while vacuuming, as removing all of the dust and debris from the space gets you one step closer to purer, healthier air. In theory, you can do this step yourself, but it can be difficult depending on a few factors including the size of the property, layout of the ducts, etc. A professional air duct cleaning company will utilize industry-grade, high-strength vacuums that not only hasten the process, but also ensure that all of the impurities are removed.

Unforeseen Disinfection May Be Needed

The thing that many people do not take into account about the do-it-yourself route is that additional measures, like disinfection of the area, may be necessary. If central air ducts have received little attention in recent years, they could contain contaminants like mold, mildew, algae, yeast, bacteria, and more that plague indoor air quality. These contaminants can linger in your system’s coils, air handlers, and other components, and the truth is that when you clean your central air ducts yourself, you can easily miss these dangers. If left untreated, the contaminants will only worsen over time. At Duggan’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, we know how to properly handle these contaminants through the use of antimicrobial chemicals. We’ll ensure the problem is behind you for good.

We Have Your Back at Duggan's

If your central air ducts need to be cleaned, don’t hesitate to contact us for professional service. Call us today at (706) 914-1617. We’re located in Augusta, Georgia, and serve the surrounding cities in Georgia and South Carolina.