When Should I Have My Air Ducts Cleaned?

Did you know that almost 40 pounds of dust is created in a typical six-room house every year? That’s a lot of dust. And all of that dust affects your home’s indoor air quality. If you or a loved one suffers from respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies, dust can cause some serious problems.

Your home’s heating and cooling system, also known as a HVAC system, acts like the lungs of your home, because air is taken in and out through the system. That means dust as well as dander and chemicals can get sucked into the HVAC system. If these fine particles aren’t removed through air duct cleaning, they can continue to re-circulate through your house about 5 to 7 times a day.

The only way to get rid of this debris is to clean it out. So how to do you know when it’s time to call a professional like those at T.J’s Chimney Service to clean the air ducts in your home?

According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, below are some things that may lead you to think about having your air ducts cleaned more frequently:

  • Someone smokes indoors.
  • Your pets shed a lot of hair and dander frequently.
  • You’re moving into a new home.
  • You’ve renovated o remodeled your home.
  • Your home or HVAC system has had water contamination or damage.
  • You or someone in your family suffers from asthma or allergies.

Additionally, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends you clean your air ducts when:

  • You have mold growing in them.
  • You notice that you have vermin in your home, or you see insects or rodents entering or exiting the ductwork.
  • You see dust being released into the air from your supply registers.

If you have any of the above factors in your home, schedule an air duct cleaning appointment with the professionals at T.J.’s Chimney Service. Generally, during your appointment, our technicians will clean the various components of your HVAC forced air system, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers  heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans, fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing. If you have any questions about our duct cleaning services, just ask us. We’ll be happy to answer your questions.