The Basics of Cleaning the Air Ducts in Your Home

You’ve probably heard about it, but you’re probably not sure what it means for your home. Getting the air ducts in your home professionally cleaned has several benefits for the cleanliness of your home, the air you breathe and the health of your family. Home Comfort Experts breaks it down for you.

Air Duct Cleaning Makes Your Heating & Cooling System More Efficient

Professionally cleaning the air ducts in your home clears your air ducts of debris so that your heating and cooling system can more efficiently heat and cool your home. When too much debris builds up in your air ducts your HVAC system has to work harder to circulate air throughout your home, which means it’s costing more to operate efficiently.

Air Duct Cleaning Keeps Your Family Healthier

This debris can range from small dust and skin particles to pet hair and dander, from insects to mold spores. Did you know that according to the Air Duct Cleaners Association the average six-room home collects 40 pounds of dirt, dust and allergens in its air ducts each year? Not only can these things obstruct the airflow in your home, but they can also aggravate allergies and cause illness. Cleaning your air ducts can keep your family breathing in healthier, cleaner air. And even if you’ve recently moved into a brand new home, you might want to hire a professional air duct cleaner to clear out all the drywall and sawdust as well as other materials that may have found its their way into your air filtration system.

How Often Should You Schedule a Cleaning?

The amount of time you should go between cleanings depends on a few things. If you haven’t recently done any new construction in your home, three to five years is usually sufficient. Otherwise, it is wise to hire a professional air duct cleaner after you move into a new home or if you recently remodeled part of your home. You might also want to clean your air ducts more often if someone in your home suffers from severe allergies or if you have a pet that sheds a great deal.

Call Home Comfort Experts at one of our many locations to schedule a technician to clean the air ducts in your home.