Why & When To Clean Your Air Ducts
Air ducts are a critical component of your HVAC system; they are often overlooked in a home maintenance schedule. Keeping the ducts clean benefits your family and your home.
Why Clean Your Air Ducts
Ducts channel air throughout your home and, when dirty, they can carry dust, mold spores and other allergens with them. People with allergies often experience significant improvement in their symptoms when the air ducts are kept clean. Clean ducts may also increase the life of your HVAC system by reducing dust buildup that can clog filters and other parts.
Other reasons to clean your air ducts are the presence of:
- Dust from recent renovations
If not removed from the ducts, pet hair, mold spores, rat feces, and dust particulates will spread throughout the home, reducing air quality and potentially damaging your health.
When to Have the Air Ducts Cleaned
The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that air ducts be cleaned if there has been mold growth; if the ducts were infested with vermin; or if they are clogged with debris. Others recommend cleaning the ducts every five years to manage air quality and every year if the residents are sensitive to allergens. You don’t know what’s lurking in your air ducts, and maintenance cleaning will remove unwanted particulates from your home.
Element Home Solutions is your Bay Area air duct cleaning company.
Our certified technicians will clean the ducts and inspect them for damage to help your HVAC system function and reduce your energy bills. Call us today at 888-980-4822 to schedule an appointment or click here for a free quote.