Air Duct Cleaning

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What Is Air Duct Cleaning?

Your furnace is the lung of your home or business, often creating indoor air quality issues if left not clean and sanitized on a regular basis. AECG uses state-of-the-art equipment to negatively pressurize your duct work and clean every inch of your system, ensuring a healthy indoor air environment.

What Is The Air Duct Cleaning Process?

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recognizes the "Source Removal" method as the only acceptable way to properly clean and decontaminate air duct systems. Although duct cleaning is a fairly routine process, it does involve knowledge of the duct system and of its various components. Our process involves:
  • Preliminary inspection of the system
  • A completely dust free environment during the cleaning process
  • Cleaning of all branch lines and main trunk line
  • Cleaning of A/C coils and blower motor
  • Application of EPA registered Air Duct Sanitizer
  • Complete breakdown and clean-up of all equipment and components


Conventional air duct systems consist of a supply and a return. The supply ducts of an HVAC system supplies heated or cooled air from the air handler to a main “trunk” line. The main trunk line carries the air to smaller “branch” lines which then distributes the air to various locations throughout the home.
Although air duct systems may vary, a typical job would work as follows:
  • Arrive at job location, place boot covers on to protect building flooring, perform a preliminary inspection of the system and prepare any paperwork dealings with our client.
  • Turn the system on to make sure it is operating properly. Once you determine that everything is operating fine, turn the system off.
  • The furnace filter is removed, wrapped in plastic, and reinstalled to separate the supply and return sides of the system.
  • An 8” or 12” access hole is then cut into the main trunk line near the plenum. A zone bag is then inflated in the duct between the access hole and the plenum. This helps insure a strong vacuum and a good negative pressure on the system.
  • Install the duct mounting flange over the access hole and attach the flex duct with a quick connect clamp. The other end of the flex duct will be attached our high powered HEPA Filtered Air Duct Cleaner.
  • Now that the system is running and under negative pressure, we will go to each register and seal them off with plastic sheets. This will increase our air velocity, negative pressure and create a completely dust free environment during our cleaning process.
  • Starting from the furthest register, we will clean each branch line by using compressed air whips,  nylon duct brushes, cable driven brushes, or forward air blast assemblies to loosen debris to the main trunk line, where it will be vacuumed out by our high powered HEPA Filtered Air Duct Cleaner. The process is then repeated at each register. Once all the branch lines have been cleaned, we willl then clean out the main trunk line.
  • Once the supply side has been thoroughly cleaned, we will repeat steps 3 through 6 on the return side.
  • Now that the duct system has been cleaned, we will clean the A/C coils and the blower motor.
  • After the system has been cleaned an EPA registered air duct sanitizer may be applied. While the system is still under negative pressure, the sanitizer is sprayed into the main trunk lines with an Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Fogger.
  • Once the system has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, we will reseal all access holes with metal pat and hole plugs.
  • We will breakdown and clean-up all equipment and components. 
  • We will review our completed services with our client and explain any upkeep or maintenance items necessary to maintain clean duct work. 

Optional Services:

Filter Replacement

Replacing the less efficient fiberglass filters with a high efficiency pleated or electrostatic filter will dramatically reduce dust build-up inside the air ducts.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

By having your dryer vents cleaned, you will reduce drying time, save on utility bills, and eliminate a potential fire hazard.

Why We Are The Best

  • Over 20 years of specific commercial and residential experience of all facets of Air Duct Cleaning and Indoor Air Quality.
  • Proven track record of on-time and on-budget completion.
  • Large resource of equipment and labor to get the job done right and efficient.
  • Insured, Bonded and Verified Staff for every facet of the project.
  • A+ BBB Rating. Our staff is the highest trained and certified of our industry. We ensure every client is completely satisfied, a customer referral is our best compliment.
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