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How Long Does It Take To Clean Air Ducts?

How Long Does It Take To Clean Air Ducts?
Brandon Kirk

Brandon Kirk

Brandon Kirk is the owner of Planet Duct-Air Duct Cleaning. As a NADCA Certified Air-Duct Cleaning Specialist, he has extensive experience servicing air ducts in El Paso County and the Southern CO region since 2019.

In order to complete a proper air duct cleaning job, our expert technicians have found that it takes between three to five hours to properly clean your air duct system. That time frame includes the return side, supply side, blower compartment, blower wheel, and return drop. The exact amount of time it takes to clean air ducts depends on the size of your HVAC system.

At Planet Duct, we are often asked how long it takes to clean air ducts. The confusion stems from cheap companies saying they’ll be in and out quickly, which only happens because they do not complete a comprehensive cleaning of your HVAC system. At Planet Duct, we believe in taking our time to ensure your air ducts are thoroughly cleaned in order to improve your air quality, lower your electricity bill, and provide you with peace of mind. We want to make sure that our wonderful neighbors in Colorado Springs understand what it takes to properly clean air ducts and provide education to prevent against air duct cleaning scams.

Educational Video Transcription

Hey everybody its Brandon Kirk here again from Planet duct in Colorado Springs! We are your local, trusted air duct and dryer vent cleaners. I’ve got a question today that I’m going to answer: How long does it take to clean your air ducts?

Professional Air Duct Cleaning Process

Depending on the size of the HVAC system, it takes our detailed, experienced air duct cleaning technicians around three to five hours for a comprehensive cleaning. When cleaning a small house, we can successfully complete the air duct cleaning process in about three hours. Larger houses, typically over three-thousand-square-feet, take closer to that five-hour mark for a thorough air duct cleaning service. Of course, there are always projects that fall outside of this range. For example, our team has cleaned some huge spaces like downtown homes. One was 7,700-square-feet and it took us over six hours to clean that because we wanted to do the most thorough job possible and refused to cut any corners. On average, it takes about three to five hours, but our free online estimates will allow you to select the square footage of your home, so our experts can provide a more precise time estimate.

What Cheap Air Duct Cleaners & Carpet Cleaners Are Doing Wrong

You are going to find a lot of companies out there, especially guys who are advertising in the coupon books, who claim they will clean your air duct system in only one to one and a half hours. I haven’t seen any stay much longer than that. I can tell you honestly if you hired a carpet cleaner or a cheap air duct cleaner with a coupon they will be in and out of your place in .75 to 1.5 hours. I’m telling you right now: you didn’t get your air ducts cleaned, at least not properly. Carpet cleaners and cheap air duct cleaners typically stir up a bunch of dust inside of your system. Cheap air duct cleaners don’t take the time to hook up a proper negative air system to sweep and get every single line and trunk line treated, so they never fully clean your HVAC system. These companies can’t even cover the basics, not to mention cleaning the blower compartment and the return drop! Carpet cleaners and cheap air duct cleaners are just not getting all that done in that short time. There’s no way to properly do that.

Why Planet Duct?

If you hire a cheap air duct cleaning company and your cleaning is taking less than three hours, then there is a good chance you did not get your system effectively cleaned. At Planet duct we would rather be thorough than fast. Our experienced team values quality over our speed any day of the week. If you have questions on how long it may take for a comprehensive cleaning of your home or you’d like to have your ventilation system cleaned we would be happy to help. Contact us today to chat more about what to expect, our air duct cleaning process, and to learn more about Planet Duct.