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HOW OFTEN SHOULD IT BE CLEANED FROM YOUR AIR DUCTS?

Jan 10

HOW OFTEN SHOULD IT BE CLEANED FROM YOUR AIR DUCTS?

When was the last time that you had your air ducts cleaned? Most likely, it was longer than it should have been. HVAC systems gather more dust and pollutants than you would think. Although they are not visible, most of the hazards to your health are. They hide in the invisible parts that make up the duct system.

Dust, dirt, and other contaminants can hide in air ducts. Because air is recirculated through them, it can carry contaminants into the house. However, contaminants can stick to the register grill, the register's grill, or any other place that isn’t receiving air and create a habitat.

What is the best time to clean your air ducts?

The truth is that you should have them cleaned whenever you feel your HVAC system is not working at its peak efficiency, if there are odors in the home, or if you suspect an obstruction to the airflow. Our experience shows that the average time between cleaning your air ducts and those in your house/apartment is between 2 to 4 years. Commercial properties are advised to inspect the HVAC system and ductwork each year and clean any ducts that need cleaning. The air ducts should be cleaned every three to five years in commercial properties such as office buildings, shopping malls, and educational facilities.

NADCA says there are several reasons to clean your air ducts. These may lead to a greater need to clean them more often.

Your first and most important reason for cleaning your air ducts when you move into a new property is to make sure they are clean. It is difficult to know what's in your air ducts and how the previous owners treated them. You will have peace of mind knowing that your air ducts are free from contaminants, regardless of the cost of the purchase, moving, or clean-up.

NADCA also mentions the following reasons

  • Dirty pets that spread hair and dirt - If your pet is running around the house, leaving behind a trail of hair or dander, it's time to have their air ducts cleaned. The air ducts Columbus will eventually become less efficient due to hair and dander accumulation.
  • Asthmatic or Allergic Residents in the Home. If you or your children have asthma or allergies, it is a good idea for them to clean their air ducts.
  • Has your home suffered serious damage from fire, water, or other causes? If your home has been damaged by a natural disaster, you should clean the air ducts. Even if your home was not affected by the catastrophe, the airborne particles of the damaged areas and the restoration process will be there.
  • Reconstruction or renovation -- If your house has had parts rebuilt or renovated recently, an air-duct cleaning is a wise move to clean out all of the dust and debris.
  • Indoor Smoking - This last reason is very important, especially if you have children. It is not a good idea to smoke in closed spaces.

Find out the best season for air duct cleaning.

Do not fall for the scammers who offer air duct cleaning

Are you familiar with the $49 offers for air duct cleaners? The company that offers air duct cleaning claims it will help you save money on your electricity bills. Can they promise a healthier lifestyle? They may not be telling the whole truth and you should be cautious.

A simple condo air-duct cleaning can cost $200, while larger houses with basement HVAC systems and different levels could run up to $1,000. Don't fall for the $49 deal. You will likely be asked for extra for routine parts of duct cleaning. Each vent will cost you an additional, as well as any other reason that the scammers may find to raise the price.

Air duct cleaning is not going to make your life better. NADCA says that HVAC system cleaning might save you money on your monthly bills. However, this is only true for some HVAC systems and in certain situations. You shouldn't expect that your expenses will drop because of air duct cleaning.

Choose Wisely, Benefit More

The right company will clean your air-ducts, giving you more benefits than just a cleaner system. The company will provide honest and professional service and have knowledgeable staff. They will also be available to answer any questions you might have about your air duct cleaning.

 

Columbus Airduct Cleaning

Columbus, OH

(740) 291 0950