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How Often, and When, Should I Have My Air Ducts Cleaned?

Jul 24

How many times have you stopped to think about your ducts? Many people don't give their ducts much thought because they believe they are clean enough. Over time, your ducts can collect dust, insects, and pests such as rodents and mold. These contaminants can not only blow all the pollutants into your home each time you turn on your HVAC system but they can also cause your vents to become less efficient. You'll pay more to heat or cool your home.

How frequently should my ducts be cleaned?

Your ducts will collect debris even with the most effective filters. Particles will escape the filter and enter the system by other means. Do not assume that ducts don't need to be cleaned just because they have a filter. If you live in an area with high levels of pollution, are surrounded by construction, are particularly windy, or are otherwise subject to dust and dirt buildup, your HVAC system will not need to be cleaned.

A typical duct system should be cleaned once every two to five years. You can extend the interval between professional cleanings if your system is well maintained and your filters are changed twice yearly. It is possible that your system needs to be cleaned if it has not been cleaned in three years. It is possible for your system to become less efficient after just one season.

When is the best time to have my air ducts cleaned out?

Although HVAC duct cleaning is not as time-consuming as replacing an entire system, it will save you time in a season where you won't be using your HVAC system. Your best time to clean your ducts is in the spring and early fall. This is after your HVAC system has stopped being used to heat or cool your home.

Most likely, you have experienced a musty or dusty odor when you turn on your HVAC system. Although it might disappear after a while, this is another sign that your HVAC duct cleaning service is needed. The smell indicates that your HVAC system is introducing dust and debris into your rooms. Even if your system is used on a daily basis and the air coming out of it has a strange odor, it's a good idea to have them cleaned.

Contact us today for more information and to schedule your HVAC duct cleaning!


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Miami, FL

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