Duct Cleaning: What You Need to Know

As a rule of thumb, homeowners should clean their air ducts every few years to maintain healthy indoor air quality and keep their HVAC system running efficiently. Without regular duct cleaning, allergens, dust, and other debris can accumulate and circulate, which can lead to respiratory issues and higher energy bills. Here’s everything you need to know about air duct maintenance for your home or business.

Keep a Regular Cleaning Schedule

At a minimum, homeowners should clean their ducts every three to five years. Over time, grime, mold, and dust can build up between cleanings. Some circumstances may require more frequent duct cleanings, including the following:

  • Owning pets
  • Smoking indoors
  • Living in an older home
  • Living with an older person or people with respiratory illnesses or severe allergies

Benefits of Duct Cleaning

Children, the elderly, and those suffering from asthma and other respiratory illnesses tend to be more sensitive to poor indoor air quality and airborne debris. Duct cleaning removes bacteria, mildew, pet dander, and other allergens that can invoke allergy symptoms. Cleanings also improve indoor air quality so that you can breathe more easily, even if you don’t have allergies.

Debris buildup can prevent your HVAC system from heating and cooling your property efficiently, which can inflate your energy bills. The contaminants trapped in your air ducts can shorten your system’s lifespan by causing it to overwork itself.

Signs Your Air Ducts Need to Be Cleaned

If you’ve noticed more aggressive allergy symptoms, a pricy utility bill, or significant dust buildup on surfaces and vents, you should contact a professional to inspect and clean your air ducts. Even if you haven’t noticed any clear signs, your air ducts will probably need to be cleaned after any renovations or major projects.

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Schedule professional duct cleaning services from Bactronix to improve indoor air quality and help keep your system running efficiently. The work of our specialists is backed by a one-year warranty to help ensure that your home is protected from allergens and irritants. Contact us today to book an appointment or call us on 412-375-7886.