I was down on the floor pushing the vacuum hose deep into the ductwork, trying to get as much dirt as I could.
I never realized just how difficult it is to clean air ducts. I used to think that what I had to pay for have my air ducts and ductwork cleaned was outrageous. Since I have so much time on my hands right now, I decided to try to clean my air conditioning unit and air ducts, on my own. Cleaning the air conditioning unit wasn’t nearly as hard as I had assumed it could be. I followed the directions on the internet and within an hour and a half I had the task accomplished. I have to admit that I didn’t do all of the cleaning, because I was afraid I would break something. My courage was up when I was finished with the air conditioner. I was sure I could tackle the easy job of cleaning my air ducts. I had the covers off the air vents and I had my vacuum cleaner at the ready. I put my arm into the air duct to see how far I could go. I was glad the vacuum hoses were more flexible than what my arms were. I was down on the floor pushing the vacuum hose deep into the ductwork, trying to get as much dirt as I could. I was worried that I wasn’t getting the hose into the ductwork, so I forcibly pushed it deeper. That’s when I realized I could be damaging the ductwork, or breaking the vacuum. I’ll be calling the HVAC company next week.