Air Duct Cleaning – to clean or not to clean them.  How do you know?

Air duct cleaning? Deciding whether you should hire someone to clean your air ducts is a good question. This is a part of the house that you might not look at regularly. Just because you don’t have it on your radar, it doesn’t mean you should ignore it.

Air duct cleaning with vacuum

You should have less dust in your ducts, and you should get better performance from your HVAC system when you use a good, high quality air filter and change it as needed.

By having your ducts cleaned or keeping the air ducts clean, your HVAC system can run more efficiently.  If you are purchasing a home, especially an older home, now might be a good time to have the ducts cleaned. For someone who has allergies or asthma, it is always good to err on the side of caution. Get your ducts cleaned and change the air filter to see if that improves the air quality.  

Have your ducts inspected before having them cleaned.  The technician might discover that there is damage to the ducts allowing for dust to enter your home.  Consider repairing the ducts. Aeroseal duct sealing might be an option you want to consider. If you can’t remember the last time you had the ducts cleaned or never have had them cleaned, then now is the time to schedule an appointment.

Since air duct cleaning is such a hot topic, there are plenty of companies out there ready and willing to take your money.  Only contact a reputable company you can trust to do the job or honestly tell you whether you need to clean them now. So, the next time you have your HVAC serviced or repaired, consider having them inspect your air ducts.