Spring Cleaning Checklist: The Importance of Cleaning Your Air Ducts

Learn spring cleaning tips for your HVAC, air conditioning systems, and improve your indoor air quality. March 21, 2018 10:00 am

With springtime coming up, it’s a good time to start thinking about all those cleaning activities that we’ve been putting off lately. Before you get on with your tasks, however, you may want to consider cleaning one area of the home that often goes neglected: your air ducts and vents.

There are a couple of reasons why duct-work cleaning is important. For one thing, this helps improve your indoor air quality. If anyone in your house suffers from allergies, asthma, or any other chronic respiratory disorders, this is a great way to make them feel more comfortable. In addition to that, cleaning your air ducts can also prolong the lifespan of your HVAC system.

Health Benefits

Dirty air ducts are one of the most common reasons for poor air quality in our homes. Unhealthy indoor air quality is a health hazard to both the young and the elderly, as well as for asthmatics, allergy sufferers, and people suffering from respiratory disorders. Every time your air conditioner, furnace, or heat pump cycles, the layers of dust, pollen, pet dander, and mold spores are spread throughout your home.

The easiest way to get rid of these airborne particles is to have your air ducts cleaned. Additionally, most experts recommend replacing your system’s air filter on a monthly basis. Both of these tasks will improve the quality of your indoor air.

HVAC System Benefits

Whenever your HVAC system is trying to push the heated or conditioned air past the layers of debris and dust, it will need to work a bit harder. Over time, this will result in more wear and tear and an increased energy bill. By cleaning your air ducts, you’ll be able to remove this impediment and successfully reduce the burden on your HVAC equipment.

Scheduling Ductwork Cleaning

In order to maintain the best level of your indoor air quality, you should clean your ductwork every three to five years. If you have furry pets or someone suffering from asthma or allergies in your house, your air ducts should be cleaned a bit more frequently.

How long does this kind of service take? That will depend on a number of factors, such as the location of your air ducts and vents and whether you’ll need any additional services. Most of the time, this cleaning service will take two to four hours to complete. If you’re not sure you can clean your air ducts properly — or if you simply want to get on with the rest of your spring cleaning tasks — you should contact Coastline Environmental Solutions for this job. Our team has the proper experience to get the job done right! Give us a call today!

Author: Vince

Vincent J. Attardo is the President/CEO of Coastline Environmental Solutions, Inc. He provides Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) investigations, mold and bacteria testing, water damage/mold remediation and repair, and is available for consultation and public speaking. For more information please visit www.coastlineclean.com. Readers may contact him at 800-847-3867 or email at [email protected]