Cleaning air ducts is something that we often consider, then end up forgetting about. While air duct cleaning might sound like something necessary, the truth is that it's not really a big issue if your forget to clean often.
Generally speaking, you and your household will not experience any negative effects by not cleaning your home's air ducts often. The real question is: when should you have your air ducts cleaned?
When duct cleaning isn't necessary
The Environmental Protection Agency declared that there is no concrete evidence that not cleaning a home's air ducts puts the household's health at risk. Any dust or bacteria will stick to the ducts themselves; at most, you will have to change the filters. Air ducts can easily do their jobs for at least 10-20 years. While this doesn't mean you don't need to have your air ducts cleaned at all, it does give you some leniency as to when you need to clean your air ducts.
When air duct cleaning is necessary
- You notice mold on your vents
- Your home is being filled with a foul odor that can't be traced
- If you want to improve your HVAC system's efficiency
Essentially, while air duct cleaning isn't something that needs to be done routinely and often, you should have it taken care of if you notice anything out of the ordinary (such as the things we mentioned above). It's never a bad idea to call in professionals to come inspect your air ducts. They will either go ahead and clean your air ducts if necessary, or will go ahead and confirm that your air ducts are in great condition.
How cleaning air ducts can help
Cleaning your home's air ducts can help clear them of any dirt and dust-mites. Doing so will also help your HVAC system work properly without malfunctioning. In the end, having your air ducts cleaned gives you peace of mind that your air and HVAC systems are working properly, and that you won't have to worry about making repairs any time in the near future.
AC Repair Garland
AC Repair Garland offers duct and dryer vent cleaning services. While inspecting your air duct system, if we notice that it could use some cleaning, we will go ahead and get that done for you. For all your AC needs, repairs and otherwise, look no further than AC Repair Garland! Give us a call at 469-229-7740 or visit our website acrepair-garland.com for more information. Also, check out our blog for more helpful tips!