Mr. Duct Cleaner knows that sometimes when an HVAC unit is failing it might NOT need to be replaced. The problem might be that it simply needs to be cleaned. A dirty HVAC system coil can make it seem as if the unit is broken and needs to be replaced, yet often when the coil is cleaned by a NADCA-certified Mr. Duct Cleaner technician the HVAC unit is “saved”. Cool, clean air can now easily circulate through clean ducts and inside your home. Cleaning your coils may not always rectify the problem, however, it is a good place to start before you spend a lot more money on a full HVAC replacement.
Mr. Duct Cleaner does not recommend cleaning only your coils and skipping cleaning the ducts. That is like mopping half your kitchen floor. Or cleaning out only one nostril of a stuffed-up nose.
How often should you have your HVAC system and ducts cleaned? The answer to all good questions is, it depends. The more people, animals, and live plants you have in your home the more dust, dirt, and dander get pushed into your system. If there is someone in your home that has allergies or is sensitive to pet dander, then you might get your system cleaned every 18 months to two years. Unless you were smart enough to have Mr. Duct Cleaner install an Aerus Air Scrubber, in that case, you can probably stretch out the cleanings by a few more years.
If you had some kind of event; such as a water plumbing leak, roof leak, fire, mold remediation, floor installation, drywall repair, carpet replacement, cigarette smoke, or anything that kicks up a lot of dirt into the system, you should have your HVAC and duct system cleaned after the problem has been remedied.
Mr. Duct Cleaner franchisees are NADCA certified and expertly trained in how to clean ducts and HVAC units. It might be better to clean something rather than replace it. You will be surprised what a good scrubbing might do for your air circulation.