The air ducts will be the system that allows cooled air from your air conditioner (or warm air from your heater) to travel easily around your home. Since the air will be traveling through these ducts, the air can pick up dust and other allergens. This will then be spread around your home. This means that you will need to have air duct cleaning carried out regularly. So, how often should you have an air duct cleaning done? Let's look.
How often should you have air duct cleaning carried out?
To be honest, it won't be as often as you may think.
While you should have air conditioner maintenance carried out at least once per year on your system, air duct cleaning will need to be carried out less frequently than this.
Ideally, you would have a proper air duct cleaning carried out every 2-4-years. This will help to ensure that you have a clean air duct for all that cooled air to travel through. The reason why you do not have to get it cleaned more often than this is because the filters you have installed should be doing the bulk of the work in catching all of those nasty allergens. You will need to engage a professional air conditioner service to have the filters replaced regularly. Eventually, the amount of dust in the air ducts is going to build up so much that even the best filters will require cleaning or replacing.
Can you clean air ducts yourself?
While you can, it isn't recommended. If you have no experience in cleaning air ducts, then you won't do it properly. This means that you are not really dealing with the problem.
It isn't that expensive to work with our air conditioner maintenance team. We will be able to ensure that your air ducts are cleaned efficiently. We will also be able to carry out a service on your air conditioner at the same time. This means that your entire cooling system will become a lot more efficient!
What are the benefits of cleaning your air ducts?
Dust will accumulate in your air ducts. A surprising amount of dust. If you have pets or you are a smoker, it is going to be filthy inside of your air ducts.
As mentioned earlier; your air conditioner filters should be doing a fairly decent job of ensuring that this filth is not spread around your home. However, that is the only thing they can do. As your air ducts start to become more dirty, the filters will not be able to keep everything at bay. This can lead to health issues, particularly if you suffer from asthma or certain allergies.
In some cases, air ducts that haven't been cleaned in a while will start to have mold growth inside of them. You can imagine how dangerous it can be to breathe in certain mold spores. This should probably be reason enough to have the system cleaned regularly.