When To Have Your Ducts Cleaned

Posted on: 12 October 2022


Your ductwork moves all of the air from your furnace and air conditioner throughout your entire home. Your ducts are an intricate maze of galvanized steel that is between your walls, in between the floors of your home, or in your basement or crawl space. You may not see these steel passageways in your home, but they are there. Dust and debris can accumulate throughout your home from this ductwork, and it can accumulate inside the ductwork as well. This ductwork needs to be cleaned every once in a while. If you aren't sure if you need to have your ducts cleaned, read below for a few signs that it's time.

Your Home Is Very Dusty

If you have noticed an excessive amount of dust in your home, it may be because your ductwork has too much dust and dander. This may be caused by your furnace or air conditioner not being cleaned and maintained as they should. You need to clean your HVAC systems, but you may also now need to clean your ductwork as well. If you can dust and then notice a lot of dander and dust on your furniture the following day, you need to clean your ducts.

Someone In Your Home Has Allergies

If you or someone else in your home suffers from allergies, asthma, or other breathing issues, you should have your ductwork cleaned out. The dander in your ductwork, or even just the mold and mildew that has begun to grow in the ducts, can affect their health. Cleaning the ductwork can help prevent breathing issues and concerns caused by this buildup in your ductwork. 

Your Furnace Or Air Conditioner Are Not Running Properly

If your furnace or air conditioner seems to not be working properly, it may not be that they aren't working properly, it could be because the buildup in your ductwork is causing airflow concerns. You should have your ducts cleaned, in addition to your appliances cleaned as well in order to prevent a breakdown, or issues with your appliances working too hard in order to keep up.

If you aren't sure if you should have your ductwork cleaned, you can consult with a professional HVAC company in your area that specializes in duct cleaning services. They can inspect your air ducts to see if they needs to be cleaned and get the job done if they do need to be cleaned.