An air duct is one of those places that you don’t see unless you go check on them. And for residents, checking the cleanliness of air ducts is probably the last thing on your mind. While dirty dishes and stained carpets are annoying eye sores, dusty air ducts can be left that way and no one will notice.
Why you need air duct cleaning:
- To improve air quality. Air ducts are the airways of your house: they carry the air that you breathe. Over time, dust, pollen, pet dander and other allergens collect in the ductwork creating a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. All these contaminants get blown into your living space by the HVAC system and contaminate the air. Think about how much time you and your family spend indoors and how often you use heat or AC.
- To increase HVAC system efficiency. Overly dusty air ducts can restrict airflow and put more pressure on your HVAC unit. The average six-room house collects 40 pounds of dust each year – that will put a strain on your HVAC.
- To remove obstructions and contaminants. You won’t believe the things we find in air ducts: from dust bunnies to dead squirrels and a family of raccoons. Animals can get stuck in air ducts or come there to die, so if you never had you air ducts cleaned, it might be a good idea to try.
Air duct cleaning can be done by homeowners, but we strongly recommend using professional air duct cleaners that have proper equipment. Cleaning air ducts with a vacuum might seem easy, but in fact is very inconvenient and dangerous. The dangerous part is not doing the job thoroughly enough. The dust and contaminants that you disturb but fail to remove will become airborne and enter your home air supply. The air duct cleaning professionals at Clean 4 Clean will use professional equipment and safe, eco-friendly products to make sure your air ducts are spotless and the air is safe to breathe.
How often should homeowners clean air ducts?
It depends on many factors, such as where you live, how well and often you clean, whether you have pets, carpets or allergies and how often you use your HVAC system. Your specific circumstances will determine whether you need air duct cleaning once in six months or once in two years.
If you are in doubt, give us a call at 1-800-774-0958 or Schedule an Appointment and we’ll help you figure out whether air duct cleaning is needed in your home or office.