There is ongoing debate about whether or not having your air ducts cleaned is a service that should be performed on a regular basis.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) offer different opinions regarding the service.
There are certain circumstances that should be acknowledged and taken care of so as to prevent larger problems in the future, but cleaning your air ducts is not a necessary service unlike the annual maintenance of your HVAC system.
The NADCA has recommended having your duct system cleaned every three to five years, while the EPA suggests only cleaning when it is necessary. However, if you have existing asthma or allergy-related illnesses, it couldn’t hurt to have them cleaned as often as every year.
How to Know When It’s Time to Clean Your Air Ducts
If you find yourself in any of the following situations, it’s probably time to call for a professional air duct cleaning service:
- My Air Ducts Are Clogged – An excessive amount of dirt, dust, debris, pet hair, or other contaminants will clog up your duct system—a cleaning service will eliminate any blockages.
- There Is Mold Inside My Duct System – If there is mold growing within your air ducts, it is important to have them cleaned to prevent any long-term health effects that could result from breathing in mold contaminants.
- Animals Are Running Around the Air Ducts – Are there animals nested in your ducts, such as rodents or insects? Getting rid of an animal infestation requires cleaning your entire system.
- My House Is Under Renovation – Making sure that your air ducts are closed off during renovation and having them cleaned once the process is complete will help to prevent any harmful dust and debris from entering your home through your duct system.
Hiring a professional service to clean your duct system can cost upwards of $400. Air duct services should also include a detailed cleaning of your entire HVAC system, so make sure that your service provides the inspection and thorough cleaning of all components of your heating and cooling unit(s).
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