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Why is Air Duct Cleaning Important?
Over time, dust, dirt, pet dander, pollen and other contaminants build up inside the air ducts, making them a breeding ground for mold, mildew, fungus, bacteria, spores and other microbes. When these pollutants are recirculated through your home, they negatively impact your family’s health and comfort.
Your home’s indoor air quality is important and maintaining a comfortable and healthy environment requires you to have a clean, properly functioning HVAC system. Regular duct cleaning keeps allergens, pollutants, and mold out of your home’s indoor air.
How Often to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned
To have a healthier home, it’s advisable to schedule an air duct cleaning every two or three years. However, if you have pets or children with allergies, your air ducts should be cleaned professionally more frequently than the recommended average.
Signs That Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning
- Mold in your AC or furnace. Mold found on your air handler, AC or furnace isn’t usually a guarantee that the ductwork has been affected, but it certainly increases the chances.
- Your home has just been built or has undergone a major renovation. Construction is often very messy. Even when contractors are meticulous about closing off and cleaning work areas, dust and debris will always find its way in. And unless your HVAC system is kept completely covered and not turned on during the entire process, the dirt and debris will find its way into the ductwork.
- Increased heating and cooling costs. If you notice a sudden spike in your utility bills, your home’s ductwork might be partially to blame.
- Your home is very dusty regardless of how often you clean. If you notice that the surfaces in your house become dusty almost immediately after you’ve cleaned then, you probably need to hire an air duct cleaning company.
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