What is air duct cleaning?
Air Duct and Vent Cleaning are a means of improving your property’s indoor air quality. Air Duct cleaning refers to the cleaning of cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers and cooling coils, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing.
Failure to clean all components of the system can result in the re-contamination of the entire system, thus minimizing the benefits of cleaning.
There are two key components to HVAC cleaning: breaking contaminants loose, and collection of contaminants. Typically, a service provider will use specialized tools to dislodge dirt and other debris in ducts, then vacuum them out with a high-powered vacuum cleaner.
How often should you clean your air duct?
By and large, cleaning of the air duct is dependent on how dirty the duct is. For commercial properties, it is advised to clean the air duct once a year. More so if your property is near a source of air pollution like being proximate to heavy traffic roads.
For residential properties, the duct cleaning depends on how heavy you use the aircon and the time last duct maintenance is done. Usually, it is recommended to clean the duct once a year if the aircon is well used. For an aircon that’s used occasionally, you can check the dust accumulated as a guide but it’s best to clean the duct at least once in 2 years.
Office/Commercial Duct Cleaning:
Office and commercial ducting are usually of a greater size and complexity than residential air ducts. The equipment used will have to be specialized and about to clean a massive volume of ducting in a building or office. However, the results are also apparent since the building’s maintenance team and HVAC duct cleaning team will schedule the scope and cleaning prior to the actual cleaning date.
HVAC Singapore has the professional equipment and expertise to clean aircon ducts and we are highly recommended by buildings owners, statutory boards and tenants.