Die Hard. Mission Impossible. Toy Story 2.
All of these movies depict characters crawling through air ducts. It’s a classic storytelling device to assist with escape, spying, or playing pranks.
Not realistic, but definitely intriguing.
The most unrealistic aspect of these scenes is the state of the air ducts.
Typically, in these movies or TV shows, the air ducts appear as wide, bright, metallic, clean spaces with ample room and not a speck of dust or mold.
The reality is air ducts often go neglected. Out of sight, out of mind. They often accumulate dust, bacteria, and other contaminants that then circulate throughout your building.
By now, you know that your air ducts operate as an important part of your HVAC system. They deliver heated or cooled air throughout your building to keep the temperature comfortable.
Dirty air ducts decrease the overall indoor air quality, causing you to breathe in potentially contaminated air. In fact, dirty air ducts commonly cause sore throats, colds, and coughs, in addition to exacerbating allergies.
Fortunately, there is a solution. Rely on trained professionals for regular air duct cleaning.
When is the best time to have your air ducts cleaned?
In general, there is no season or specific time of year that is better than another to conduct air duct cleaning. That said, we recommend the spring or fall so your professionals avoid unnecessary exposure to sweltering summers or frigid winters.
That said, your ducts need to be cleaned when they need to be cleaned. The state of your air ducts may be to blame when you notice any combination of the following:
- Excessive dust buildup
- Mold growth
- Pest infestations
- Poor indoor air quality
All of these issues need to be addressed as soon as possible.
The best approach to air duct cleaning is to be proactive.
Establish a schedule and stick to it. This helps you avoid the above issues before they become problems, so you continue to breathe contaminant-free indoor air. You have control so you avoid unnecessary stress.
Homes and residential properties benefit from a routine duct cleaning service every two to five years.
The frequency depends on factors such as:
- How frequently you run your unit
- The presence of pets in your home
- When people in your home have asthma or other respiratory illness
Additionally, recent renovations to your home indicate a suitable time to have the air ducts cleaned due to excess construction dust. Working with a specialist who has the ability to evaluate your home and your specific needs will help you establish a schedule that makes sense.
Contact Green Home Solutions to schedule regular air duct cleaning from knowledgeable professionals. We help you determine a schedule that best fits your needs.