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How often should my air ducts be cleaned?

What are Air Ducts?

Air ducts are passageways that deliver and remove cooled and heated air throughout your house, not all houses have them but most do. Air ducts require regular maintenance to ensure maximum efficiency, the same as any other Heating and A/C system.



Do I need to clean my air ducts?

If you or your family are experiencing health and respiratory issues that can be linked to indoor air quality. Indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. It is good to pay attention to the necessity of air duct cleaning as a regular part of your home maintenance. If you want your HVAC system to continue to run cost-efficiently, it is a good idea to do periodic air duct cleaning to vacuum up dust, about once every year.




Is cleaning my air ducts needed?


Some might think they can clean ducts themselves with a vacuum cleaner and a dust brush. Not a good idea. Cleaning air ducts is not a do-it-yourself job. Only a certified technician who has the right tools, equipment and knowledge should do the job. Not all technicians have the right tools to clean air ducts, and there are different levels of duct cleaning. The best air duct cleaning should be done with a high-end roto bristle brush machine with a High Efficiency Particulate Air filter and vacuum. Starting at the furthest duct run from the furnace, the brush is run through the ductwork multiple times making sure all the dust and debris is getting cleaned out of the air ducts.




When is it important to clean your ducts?


That’s a question that confronts new and current homeowners. A cleaning should be done when moving into

a new home. When building a new home, air duct cleaning works to rid your house of drywall dust and other construction debris that accumulate in the process. Mold loves to grow in humid and damp, such as air ducts. Another reason to clean air ducts, dust, pet dander, dead skin cells, and dangerous allergens can build up over time in ductwork. This excess debris can manifest visibly in poofs of dust that are released from air vents.




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