How Often Should I Have My Ducts Cleaned?

Duct cleaning refers to cleaning the components of a forced-air system. Air that heats and cools your home travels through your ductwork, a network of steel tunnels and vents that evenly distribute the air throughout your home. Ductwork includes supply and return ducts, vents, and/or registers. As hard as we try, indoor air cannot be completely free of debris because forced air systems continuously cycle air in and back out again. Over time, dust and dirt can collect inside the ductwork. Consider the dust, dander, and more that could be residing in your ducts. We’re here to help you understand the duct cleaning process and its importance in your home.

When To Schedule Duct Cleaning

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While duct cleaning doesn’t necessarily need to be done as often as other HVAC maintenance, you should consider cleaning your ductwork every three to five years. Annual cleaning of other system components and regularly changing your air filters will allow for less frequent duct cleaning. You might benefit from duct cleaning if:

  • You recently completed construction or remodeling projects inside your home
  • You or your family members have frequent or severe allergies or respiratory illness
  • You notice frequent, visible buildup around your vents
  • You recently had a rodent or pest infestation

What To Expect When Your Ducts Are Cleaned?

A professional duct cleaning involves inspection, vacuuming, brushing, and sealing and re-insulating any access openings the technician created to clean the ductwork. Before beginning, a professional will inspect the ductwork to locate any trouble areas and ensure there aren’t any asbestos-containing materials. The technician will use a combination of vacuum and brushing to remove dirt and debris.

Benefits of Duct Cleaning & the Risks of Avoiding It

Duct cleaning contributes to improved indoor air quality in your home, which can lead to:

  • Reduced allergy symptoms
  • Minimized colds and respiratory illnesses
  • Improved HVAC performance
  • Decreased dust throughout your home

Postponing or avoiding duct cleaning may not cause harm in the short term, but avoiding it for too long allows contaminants to collect and build. If your HVAC system and ductwork aren’t properly installed and insulated, moisture can build up alongside the debris. Moisture combined with dirt will eventually lead to mold.

Choose SameDay for Quality Duct Cleaning

Checking and cleaning ductwork as part of your overall HVAC maintenance strategy adds to the likely improvement of the air quality inside your home. The potential of mold, excess dust, or extra odors blowing out of your air vents is why your neighbors trust SameDay Heating & Air, Plumbing, and Electrical for duct cleaning services. We’re here to ensure a safer and healthier indoor environment in your home. Schedule duct cleaning service with SameDay today by calling 801-726-3329 or contacting us online! Our HVAC expertise keeps your home comfortable and safe for the long haul.