Are you concerned dirty air ducts may be threatening your family’s health? If you’ve noticed more allergy symptoms or breathing problems lately, then air duct cleaning may be right for you. Our professional air duct cleaners have helped countless homeowners in the Rockford region breathe easier with thorough HVAC cleaning.
Find Out If Air Duct Cleaning Is Right for You
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, homeowners should only pursue air duct cleaning on an as-needed basis. However, it’s often not possible to inspect your ducts on your own to see if they need cleaning. Therefore, we offer free duct system inspections to help you make an informed decision about this service.
At Gough Heating and Air Conditioning, we value long-term customer relationships built on trust, so we’ll never try to sell you duct cleaning if you don’t need it. Instead, we’ll come to your home and perform a thorough inspection of your entire duct system. We’ll use our decades of expertise to look for and identify the signs of duct contamination:
- Visible mold growth
- Vermin infestation
- Excessive dust and debris
Our team will then review our findings with you and give our recommendation. If duct cleaning is necessary, we’ll also give a free quote on the total cost of the project.
How Our Duct Cleaning Service Works
Once you opt for duct cleaning, we will schedule an appointment with you to complete the project. The Gough HVAC team will arrive on time for the appointment and begin our thorough duct cleaning process. Here’s what you can expect:
Step 1: Careful Preparation
We’ll start by blocking off all vents in your duct system to prevent any debris from getting into your home during cleaning. We’ll also put down protective tarps to keep your home clean as we go in and out.
Step 2: Vacuum Setup
Our team will bring a large vacuum system the size of an office desk and set it outside your home. The system has two large hoses that we will run into your home and attach to each of the vents to vacuum them.
Step 3: Agitating Debris
Next, we’ll go around to each of the vents in your system and scrub the inside of the ducts with brushes to dislodge the stubborn debris and vacuum it out. The vacuum hose is airtight, so it won’t let in any dirt.
Step 4: Vent Cleaning
Our team will also meticulously clean your supply and return vents to eliminate any remaining particles. We’ll detach each grill and register, clean them and thoroughly vacuum each opening.
Step 5: AC/Furnace Inspection
One problem that can sometimes occur with air duct cleaning is dust getting into your furnace or AC unit. Our team keeps this from happening by inspecting and cleaning them to ensure they’re in good shape.
Step 6: Cleanup and Review
Once all parts of your duct system are clean, we’ll clean up after ourselves and remove all protective covers. We’ll then review the finished work with you to ensure you’re satisfied with your newly cleaned HVAC system.
Why Choose Gough for Duct Cleaning?
At Gough Heating and Air Conditioning, we’ve been faithfully serving the Greater Loves Park region for over 60 years. Customers keep coming back to our family-owned business for duct cleaning and other HVAC services because we treat them like family. What this means for you is we’re going to provide the most thorough cleaning for the best results.
Unlike other companies that charge by the hour or the number of registers in your home, we always charge a set price based on the size of the HVAC system. That price stays the same no matter how long it takes to get the system as clean as it needs to be. Most duct cleaning projects take one day, but some exceptionally dirty systems take multiple days. We’re here to give you the best results no matter how long it takes because we value people over profits.
Furthermore, once we clean your ducts, we can also keep your air quality pure with advanced home air purifiers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is air duct cleaning and why is it necessary?
Air duct cleaning involves removing all dust and debris from an HVAC system, including the supply and return air ducts, registers, grills, diffusers and more. Duct cleaning is necessary when the ducts become overrun with dirt, debris and mold. Over time, an overrun system can cause breathing problems and worsen allergy symptoms within the home.
What are signs that my air ducts need cleaning?
You and your family members will notice more difficulty breathing or heightened allergy symptoms within the home. You’ll also likely find more dust accumulating on tables and furniture than normal.
How long does the duct cleaning process take?
We can typically complete a thorough duct cleaning in half a workday. However, if the ducts are especially dirty, it can sometimes take a full day or multiple days to get the full system clean. Our workers will keep you updated on how long it should take during the project, and the price will remain the same no matter how long it takes.
Will your air duct cleaning company create a mess in my house?
No. As a professional company with decades of experience, we specialize in leaving a home spotless after HVAC cleaning. We block off all registers and use an airtight vacuum system to keep any debris from your vents from creeping in while cleaning. We also put down coverings and thoroughly clean up after ourselves to protect the inside of your home.
Can I stay home during the duct cleaning process?
Yes! It’s perfectly safe to stay home while we’re duct cleaning. However, the vacuum we use is quite loud, and our workers will be moving all around your home. So, if you think any of that will disturb you, then you may want to be out of the home during cleaning.