When Should I Have My Ducts Cleaned?
On average, you should have your ducts cleaned every three to five years, although this can vary depending on the type of business you run. In an industrial setting, more frequent duct cleaning may be necessary as fine particulate matter may be more common.
If you don’t know the last time your ducts were cleaned, Action Restoration can come out and inspect your ductwork for visible debris, collections of dust, mold, and other contaminants. If mold is found in your ducts or any other component of your heating and cooling system, you need to have a duct cleaning performed immediately. Dirty, moldy vents can contribute to poor air quality and poor health in your employees.
Why Should I Have My Ducts Cleaned?
There are several reasons why you should have your ducts cleaned, including:
- Employee Health – the buildup of dust, allergens, and even mold or harmful pathogens can lead to lingering health problems for your employees.
- HVAC Life – dirt and debris in your ventilation system can block ductwork and key components of your HVAC system including blowers and evaporator coils. This can cause your components to break down more quickly than they would otherwise.
- HVAC Efficiency – cleaning your air ducts—and your entire HVAC system—can increase the efficiency of your system—lowering energy bills and improving comfort.