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Air ducts are constantly moving air throughout your home, and like any other household item they collect dirt and other particles along the way. Keeping your air ducts free from contaminants assures you and your family are breathing fresh air and living a cleaner life.

So, what are the benefits of having your air ducts professionally cleaned?

This specialized process reduces the allergens, pollen, dirt and unpleasant odors and certifies that every twist and turn of your duct system delivers safe and healthy air into your home.

There are many more advantages to having your air ducts professionally cleaned and we understand the questions that you may have related to this topic. In the following paragraphs, we address these inquiries, as well as describe the benefits of professionally cleaning your air ducts in more detail.

Why is it Important to Clean Air Ducts?

The essential function of air ducts is to deliver clean air into your home. When dust, pet-dander and other contaminants accumulate within your ducts the potential of bringing polluted air into your home increases — and this is counter-productive. Having your air ducts professionally cleaned maintains the air ducts’ ability to work their best and create the cleaner living environment you expect.

Is Air Duct Cleaning Worth My Money?

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) sets high professional duct cleaning standards and requires continuing education for best practices when providing this cleaning service. Our trained air duct technicians use commercial-grade vacuum systems and special rotary power brushes to loosen and remove dirt and debris from every inch of your air ducts — even those clusters of dirt that can get trapped inside.

Attempting to clean your air ducts yourself can do more harm than good. A basic shop-vac with its 3-foot hose may suction contaminants from the immediate area, but can’t clean the entire air duct system. In fact, you may stir up contaminants further down the system and worsen the quality of air coming into your home. Additionally, you risk tearing or loosening brackets.

How Do I Know If My Air Ducts Need to Be Cleaned?

There are some signs that indicate you need to have your air ducts cleaned. If you are experiencing any of the following it is likely time to schedule a professional cleaning:

• Air filters become dirty quicker than usual
• Higher energy bills
• Dirt/dust collecting around vents
• You can view mold build-up
• Hear noises in the ducts
• Signs of rodents/insects
• Air flow isn’t consistent from room-to-room
• Experiencing unexplained respiratory issues

How Often Do I Need My Air Ducts Cleaned?

The NADCA recommends cleaning your air ducts every three to five years. Of course, every house has different circumstances and you need to monitor your household’s situation. You should consider bringing in a professional to clean your air ducts more frequently if there are smokers in your home; you have pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander; if there is water contamination/damage to your home; if you or someone in your home has allergies or asthma; after you complete home renovations/remodeling; and when you move into a new home that had previous occupants.

Will A Professional Duct Cleaning Improve Air Flow?

Over a period of time, contaminants can accumulate and block the steady air flow coming through your ducts. This can hinder the flow of air entering each room, resulting in inconsistent temperatures within each room. A good professional air duct cleaning can fix this and keep the temperature even in every room of your home.

Does Cleaning My Air Ducts Improve My Energy Savings?

Hiring experts to properly clean your air ducts keeps your system running more efficiently and can result in lower energy bills. When contaminants build up in your air ducts your system is forced to work harder and uses more energy. With a routine cleaning, we help keep your utility expenses down and our professional cleanings may also extend the operating life of your system.

Related Questions

Does Air Duct Cleaning Make a Mess?

Having your air ducts professionally cleaned will not create a mess in your home. We come prepared with the appropriate equipment that thoroughly cleanses all your air ducts. You and your family can even remain inside your home during the entire cleaning process.

How Long Does Air Duct Cleaning Take?

While the amount of time depends on the size of your system, a proper cleaning of a single-family home system takes our experts between 3 to 5 hours to complete.


While air ducts are not “front and center” home fixtures, they are central to bringing your home clean, quality air. Bringing in our team of experts allows you and your family to experience all the benefits of having your air ducts professionally cleaned.

Unique Air Duct Cleaning Livonia is family owned and operated and has been providing high quality air duct and dryer vent cleaning services to Michigan homes and businesses for over 25 years. Our company has the specific knowledge, qualifications, and experience to ensure that the air ducts in your home are properly cleaned. Breathe easier and feel better in your home by contacting us today! Free Estimates and Special Offers available.