Is Having Your Air Ducts Cleaned Really that Important?

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Is Having Your Air Ducts Cleaned Really that Important?

Senior male reaching up to open filter holder for air conditioning filter in ceiling

Your air ducts see a lot circulation, especially during temperature extremes, but do they actually need the type of cleaning other surfaces in your home do?

Signs to Clean Your Ducts:

  • Air duct with permanent or long-term water damage.
  • Mold, mildew, slime, or other microbial growth.
  • Debris built up that restricts air-flow.
  • Dust, cobwebs, or other debris blowing from registers.
  • Evidence of insect or rodent infestation.
  • Offensive odors from your duct work or HVAC system.
  • Recurrent bouts of illness or allergies within your family.
  • Fiberglass duct work, which collect contaminant more easily than sheet metal.

Is it Important

Dust can accumulate in ductwork that can lead to microbial growth during normal operation. Having ducts cleaned has been shown to reduce this growth as well as boost the efficiency of your system.

How are Ducts Cleaned

This all depends on the extent of buildup in your ducts. A trained professional will inspect each duct, to determine cleaning is necessary. The equipment will be gathered that is needed to address your cleaning needs, this might include brushes and vacuum equipment specifically designed to remove duct work debris.

Your entire system will also undergo routine cleaning and maintenance in addition to the duct cleaning, resulting in thorough cleaning and smooth efficient operation. It is also necessary to tackle the source of the dirty air duct to prevent it from recurring.

Is it Safe

It is essential that duct cleaning be performed when your home is not occupied for safety reasons.

Can I do it Myself

It has actually been shown that poor air duct cleaning can decrease the air quality in your home. Make certain to shield your family and home by choosing a dependable and trustworthy duct cleaning company.

How to Reduce the Need to Clean Air Ducts

  • Regularly change your air filter.
  • Schedule annual professional maintenance and cleaning.
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices.
  • Make sure air intakes are properly located
  • Have your duct work inspected regularly.

If you think your home needs an air duct cleaning, call Larsen Heating and Air today to speak with an expert!