Your home’s ductwork system is a key component in the overall process of heating and cooling your home. Once your HVAC equipment produces conditioned air, that air then travels through the ductwork.
It’s common for dirt and debris that exists in your home’s air to also circulate through the HVAC equipment, and then the ducts. Having an efficient filter helps, but ducts are often located in spaces that contain more dirt than your living spaces, like your basement or attic.
How do you know if you should have your ducts cleaned? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, contact a professional to talk about duct cleaning:
- Are you concerned about dust in general? It makes sense that dust and other pollutants within your home will also access your ducts. And because household dust exists in every home, having your ducts cleaned periodically will generally help to improve your home’s air.
- Does someone in your household suffer from allergies or asthma? It can be helpful to have your ducts cleaned, along with using an air purifier and ventilation system.
- Did you just move into your home? If you’re moving into an older home and don’t know the condition of the ducts, cleaning ducts will ensure you get off to a good start and eliminate dirt and debris.
- Did you just build a new home? Construction creates a great deal of dust. Cleaning ducts will remove sawdust and other construction-related debris.
Experts generally agree that duct cleaning, performed every three to five years, helps to improve a home’s overall indoor air quality.
Contact Detmer & Sonsfor professional duct-cleaning services, or to ask about the condition of your home’s ducts. We’ve been serving homeowners in the Dayton area since 1978.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about haveing your ducts cleaned and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.