How Often Should I Get My Air Ducts Cleaned?
The ductwork in your air conditioning system has an important job to do. After all, the ductwork is what transports cool and conditioned air to each room of your home. Because this cool and conditioned air must travel through the ductwork before being dispersed throughout your home, it’s essential that the ductwork is clean. Dirty ductwork can contribute to poor indoor air quality and can make your entire system have subpar performance – and no homeowner wants that. While it’s no mystery that ductwork efficiency depends on routine duct cleaning, many fail to have their ductwork regularly cleaned. Not sure if it’s time to clean your ductwork? Learn when it’s the right time by reading below.
4 Times You Should Have Your Home’s Air Ducts Cleaned
#1 You Just Moved Into Your Space
Anytime you move, whether to a new residential or commercial space, you should have the ductwork cleaned. In many cases, it’s difficult to truly know when the ductwork was last cleaned and serviced. To be on the safe side, have the ductwork serviced just in case. This also goes for moving into any newly constructed space. Even though the space may be new, there are likely particles (dirt, dust, and the like) leftover from construction lingering in the ductwork.
#2 If You’re a Pet Owner
You love your cats, dogs and other furry companions, but the trail of fur and dander they leave behind can wreak havoc on the ductwork in your air conditioning system. As pet fur and dander builds up within the ductwork, your air conditioning system may not function as efficiently as possible. This could result in insufficient cooling and heating, as well as high energy bills. If you have pets (especially those that shed a lot), it’s a good idea to have your ductwork cleaned annually.
#3 You Have Allergies
Allergy-sufferers and dirty ductwork do not mix. When ductwork becomes dirty, it is essentially a dust box waiting to infiltrate the rooms throughout your home. Every time your air conditioner kicks on, dust will be sent from the ductwork and circulated throughout your home. Regular ductwork cleaning can improve the quality of the air inside of your home and make breathing a little easier.
#4 It’s Been Three or More Years Since Your Last Cleaning
Fortunately, ductwork is relatively low maintenance and doesn’t have to be cleaned frequently. However, if it’s been three or more years since your last ductwork cleaning, it’s time to schedule an appointment.
Schedule Ductwork Cleaning With Blair’s Air Today
At Blair’s Air Conditioning and Heating, we want your home to be cool and comfortable year round. We know that efficient cooling and heating is only possible with clean ductwork, which is why we offer ductwork cleaning. Still have questions? Call us today to learn more about ductwork or schedule your next service appointment online.