How to Tell If You Need Duct Cleaning

Many homeowners that I speak to think that air duct cleaning needs to be performed every 5 to 10 years.  This could not be so far from the truth. One very critical questions that I ask to my clients about air duct cleaning is how important is air?  Without air what will happen to you? Yes this is a little extreme but it gets the point across and gets you thinking what you could be really breathing in on a daily basis.

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Every household is different from the number of members, pets or no pets, to the size of the home. According to the National Air Duct association (NADCA), the average six-room collects 40 pounds of dirt and allergens in its air ducts each year. This is a big problem for those who are allergic to dust mites. It has been proven that 40,000 dust mites can thrive in just one pound of dust.

Below are a few questions to ask yourself to better evaluate if you may need duct cleaning.

  • Does anyone in your house have allergies, asthma, or respiratory problem?
  • Does anyone in your home suffer from headaches, nasal congestion, or other sinus problems at night or the morning?
  • Are your furnaces filters dirty shortly after changing them?
  • Do you notice a musty or stale odor when your furnace or air conditioning runs?
  • Do you or did you have dogs , cats or other pets?
  • Do you notice excessive dust on your furniture shortly after cleaning?
  • Does it fell like there is poor air flow coming from the vents?
  • Was your home recently remodeled?

If you answer any of the following questions with YES then it may be time to have your air ductsprofessionally cleaned. Give us a call today, you will be happy you did.