How Often Should You Clean Your Air Ducts?
Experts agree there are a number of benefits to having someone clean your air ducts, especially if you hire a professional. So, how often should you have your air ducts cleaned. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, you should have your ducts cleaned every three years. However, many professionals suggest every two years, depending on your home and family.
Reasons to Clean Your Air Ducts!
Depending upon the area of the country you live in you may need to clean your ducts more often. Dusty, dry air can cause your ducts to get dirtier, faster. Or, if you live in an area with very humid air, it’s possible mold could grow in the ducts—again, you would need to clean your air ducts more often.
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Additionally, if anyone in your home has allergies, upper respiratory problems, or asthma, more frequent cleaning will help keep your home’s air cleaner.
If you use your HVAC a lot, it may be necessary to clean your air ducts more frequently.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it’s important to clean your air ducts if you believe mold is growing in the ducts, or if you believe you have vermin in your home. If you see droppings or if you notice rodents leaving or entering your ductwork, it’s important to get the ducts quickly (and have an exterminator take a look in order to prevent further infestation).
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In addition, the EPA suggests looking for visible “poof” of dirt in the ducts. Look to see if dust is released from the vents when air comes out. You can look inside the air registers to check for debris. If you see black debris, this can be pollutants that have gone through your system over and over. This causes buildup, and means it is time for a cleaning.
And each time you change the filter, whether it’s monthly or quarterly, look for buildup around the filter. This can be another sign that it’s time for a cleaning.
Clean Your Air Ducts; The benefits could surprise you!
Having your air ducts clean will not only make your home’s air cleaner and easier to breathe, but it will also lower your utility bills, as your system won’t have to work as hard. It will also help prevent the need for repairs or replacement of your HVAC system; cleaning helps extend the life of your HVAC.
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Make sure to call a professional who has experience and expertise in duct cleaning to ensure your ducts get cleaned properly and thoroughly.
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