When And How Often Should I Have My Heat Ducts Cleaned?

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If you’ve ever visited the doctor and had your blood pressure checked, there’s a good chance she’ll tell you to keep an eye on it. Why? Because high blood pressure can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. The same is true for your heating ducts: if you don’t clean them regularly and keep an eye on their condition, they could cause serious issues for your home’s HVAC system. We’ll talk about when to get Ducted Heating Cleaning, how often that should happen, and what kind of problems can arise from neglecting this crucial maintenance step.

The benefits of having your ducts cleaned on a regular basis.

Frequent duct cleaning can help improve your home’s air quality, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality. A dirty duct system carries dust, dirt, and particles throughout your home. In fact, an un-cleaned HVAC system can be a major source of allergens in the home that can cause respiratory issues such as asthma or allergies for those who already have them. A clogged-up filter or dirty ducts will not only increase these irritants but also cause the heating or cooling system to work harder than it needs to be working, which increases the cost of operation over time due to increased wear-and-tear on components within the unit itself.

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How often should your heat ducts be cleaned?

The answer to this question depends on a variety of factors, including how many pets you have in your home and whether or not you or your family suffer from allergies. Generally, a professional service should clean heat ducts once per year. However, if there are pets in the home that shed fur or dander (or any other particulates) regularly (such as cats), it may be worth having them cleaned more frequently than on an annual basis. Similarly, if children are in the home and dusting their hands all over the heating vents daily (common), then it might be worthwhile to have these cleaned more often too.

When is the best time of year to have your heating ducts cleaned?

The best time of year to have your ducts cleaned is during the spring or fall when heating and cooling are at their most extreme. This way, you’re getting a thorough cleaning before you need to turn on your HVAC system in earnest and after it’s been in use for months. In addition, if you want to take advantage of lower energy bills during these seasons (and who doesn’t?), cleaning your ducts can save you money on your utility bills. If possible, schedule an appointment with us during these periods so that cleaning can be completed before any major heat wave or cold snap hits!

What to do if you suspect there may be a problem with your ducts?

If you suspect a problem with your ducts, then call a professional. It’s better to be safe than sorry. To find out if there are any problems with your duct system:

  • Look for signs of mold or mildew inside the ductwork
  • Check for excessive dust buildup on surfaces that are close to the vents, or in areas where the vents enter and exit into other parts of the house (i.e., when they connect to an attic)
  • Feel around any joints where pipes come together and see if there is vibration coming from those joints – if so, this could indicate a possible leak in your system

If you suspect there may be a problem with your ductwork, it is best to call a professional for help. They will be able to tell you what the issues are and if they can fix them or not. If there are any problems, they will usually cost more than just Ducted Heating and Cleaning regularly.