Vacu-Man Furnace & Air Duct Cleaning




Frequently Asked Questions

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Q.Why clean air ducts?

A. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association there are two primary reasons to clean your air ducts, indoor air quality and energy savings.


Indoor air quality can be affected by dust, dander or other air pollutants that collect in your duct work.  This build up.  These contaminants are pulled into the heating/ventilation system and re-circulated throughout your home. These pollutants can cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.


The other reason to have your ducts clean is for the proper operation of your furnace system. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system can cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. When the system is clean it works more efficiently to maintain the temperature you desire and uses less energy and cost-effective operation.


Q.What is cleaned in the process?

A.We clean the entire furnace and air duct system.  All supply and return air ducts are cleaned using high pressure air and a large power vacuum system.  High pressure air and cleaning tools are used to flush out the register lines of the home, pulling all the debris into the power vacuum system.  The furnace burners, flues, heat exchanger, blower, motors and coils are also cleaned as, needed.


Q.Will it create a mess in my house?

A. No.  The process draws all the dirt from the air ducts back into a high powered vacuum system so it doesn’t create any mess in the house.


Q.Does furniture need to be moved?

A.Generally no, however we do need enough room to get a hand to the supply and return air duct registers.


Q.How should I select an air duct cleaner and why do some companies charge so much less?

A.Be sure to check the reputation of the company you call for your furnace and air duct cleaning.  Some companies quote very low rates and often upcharge the customer once they are in the home, costing significantly more than a reputable air duct cleaner and may not complete all services unbeknownst to the home owner.  Check out this report, done by Dateline NBC on air duct cleaning scams.


Q.Why choose Vacu-Man Furnace & Air Duct Cleaning?

A.Vacu-Man Furnace & Air Duct Cleaning is an owner operated furnace cleaning service.  We’ve been providing furnace and air duct cleaning services to the Seattle area since 1979. We’ve been an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau since 2001 holding a BBB A+ rating. We’ve received an Angie’s List Quality Award. We deliver quality services that you can trust and depend upon.