As a home owner I know you know the benefits of regular furnace and duct cleaning. However, you might not know when or how often to schedule cleaning to ensure the best results. At Air Raid Furnace, we have loads of experience keeping air ducts in peak condition, and we recommend the following guidelines to keep your duct system and home air clean.
When Cleaning Is Needed?
There are several indications that your air ducts could use a thorough cleaning. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, these warning signs include:
- You can see dust being blown out of your vents.
- You have reason to believe that mold is growing inside the ductwork.
- You notice signs of rodents, insects or other pests living in the ductwork.
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association also recommends carrying out air duct cleaning if you have built a new house, moved into a new home or completed home improvements. Construction can cause dust and other debris to build up in the duct system. Moving into a new house without cleaning the ducts may cause you to miss out on an overdue cleaning, and lets be honest you don’t want to breathe in someone else’s dust, animal dander, and other mysteries that lurk in the ductwork.
Schedule Regular Duct Cleaning Or Tune Up
It’s best to schedule duct cleaning regardless of the points listed above. Duct cleaning should be completed at least once every three to five years. We recommend that you schedule cleaning every two years or even more often, if you have allergies, asthma, or hairy pets. The ideal frequency depends on various factors, from where you live to your respiratory health.
Keep on Top of Cleaning
Although the cost of furnace duct cleaning can deter some homeowners, professional cleaning is an investment that pays off. Duct cleaning that includes your entire home air system, from the furnace to the vents and even your air conditioner, can relieve allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions. If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned recently, make sure to consult with a professional to decide whether cleaning is necessary and identify the schedule that offers the best fit for your home. If you have any other questions or concerns about the cleanliness of your vents contact us today we’d love to help.