Frequently Asked Questions About Air Duct Cleaning

Frequently Asked Questions About Air Duct Cleaning

Air ducts are one of the essential parts of your home’s ventilation system. They circulate air throughout your home and play a vital role in keeping your indoor air quality clean and free of contaminants. Over time, however, air ducts can become dirty and clogged with dust, pollen, mold spores, and other debris. This can lead to a number of problems, including reduced airflow, increased energy bills, and a buildup of indoor pollutants.

Thankfully, there’s a solution: air duct cleaning. Air duct cleaning removes contaminants from your home’s air ducts and can prevent potential health problems associated with dirty air ducts.

If you’re considering having your air ducts cleaned, you probably have a few questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we have received about air duct cleaning!

Q: Why is Air Duct Cleaning Important?

A: Pollutants such as dust, dirt, pet dander, and other debris from around your house accumulate in your air ducts over time, leading to possible allergic responses. In more extreme cases, air vents congested from a home renovation or years of neglect can exacerbate or contribute to the risk of a house fire. Regular cleanings prevent this build-up and ensure your home’s air supply is clean and healthy.

Q: Why should I Have My Air Ducts Cleaned?

A: There are multiple answers to this question; we picked the most important and listed them below. 

  1. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), indoor air can often be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Having your air ducts cleaned helps to improve indoor air quality.
  1. Removing dirt that’s built up in your system will help you maintain a cleaner home. Clean ducts mean less dirt and irritants that can circulate in your home and in your air.
  1. Buildup in your vents can restrict airflow. This causes your unit to work harder than necessary and in some cases incorrectly. The longer your unit works under these conditions, the more wear and tear you put on your system. 
  1. By having a clean HVAC system, your improved energy efficiency can also translate to lower utility bills and can help extend the life of your system. 

Q: How Often Should My Air Ducts Be Cleaned?

A: The National Air Duct Cleaning Association recommends duct cleaning every three to five years. If you have a large family in a smaller home or if you have several pets, you may elect to have your ducts cleaned more often. If you’re unsure about what is necessary for your home, the best thing to do is have a chat with a reputable duct cleaning professional. They can walk you through your options and help you establish a cleaning schedule suitable for your home.

Q: What Are Indicators of Dirty Ducts?

A: There are a few signs that your air ducts may need to be cleaned, including:

  1. Reduced airflow from your vents
  1. Visible mold growth on your vents or in your air ducts
  1. Excessive dust buildup in your home
  1. Allergies or respiratory problems that seem to be getting worse

Q: What Should I Expect From Clean Ducts?

A: Dust, fungi, and bacteria have been shown to collect in ventilation systems. These contaminants are potentially harmful to your health, irritating or triggering certain allergies. The removal of these contaminants from your HVAC system should be viewed as a step in improving the air quality of your home. If you have allergies or other respiratory problems you can expect to see and feel the benefits of air duct cleaning services. Cleaning the entire HVAC system will also increase efficiency and extend the unit’s life.

Let Bactronix Clean your Air Ducts!

Bactronix offers air duct cleaning services; our techs operate with the utmost professionalism, qualifications, and certifications. We would be happy to offer our insight and answer any additional questions you have about air duct cleaning and how our work can benefit your home or business. To get started towards a cleaner, healthier, more cost-effective system contact us today!