Do you know when your HVAC ductwork was last cleaned? If it’s been more than a few years, you might want to consider getting them cleaned!
But how do you know when it is time for a duct cleaning and how do you know if you have dirty ducts?
Our team at Frank Gay Services outlines what you should be on the lookout for as well as the best time to schedule a duct cleaning.
- Air ducts should be cleaned every 3-5 years
- If you are changing your air filters more frequently or notice poor airflow from your system, it is likely time for a duct cleaning
- Preventive maintenance is key to keeping your ducts clean and your HVAC running efficiently
Why You Should Have Your Ducts and Vents Cleaned
Maintaining your air conditioning ducts is necessary for clean air quality and circulation in your home.
Allergens in your home’s ductwork could include:
- Pet hair and dander
- Mold and mildew
It is essential to keep your ducts clean
if you suffer from allergies.
And since we run our air conditioners almost year-round here in Orlando, Florida, regular cleaning is even more necessary!
How Often Should Ducts be Cleaned?
Air ducts and vents should be cleaned at least every 3-5 years, sometimes more in hot humid climates like Florida.
Signs that you might want to consider duct cleaning include:
- Dust is blowing from your air vents
- More dust than usual is settling on your furniture
- Your allergies have gotten worse
- Your air filters get dirty more quickly
- The airflow in your home is not as strong as usual
- The ducts are infested with rodents or insects
- You just completed a home remodel
It has been shown that keeping your HVAC system maintained by making sure all the components are cleaned not only enhances your system’s efficiency but fosters better quality air for you and your family.
Several maintenance tasks preserve air duct cleanliness, minimizing how often you need to clean them including:
Changing Your Air Filters
We’ve said this before, but we will say it again: this simple task can do wonders for your home’s air quality and system’s efficiency.
We recommend changing your
air filter every 30-60 days.
Cooling Coils and Drain Pans
Another way to maintain duct cleanliness is to ensure that your system’s cooling coils and drain pans are cleaned during your seasonal AC maintenance service. This is included in our HVAC maintenance service visits from Frank Gay Services, so you can rest assured that your system is clean and running efficiently.
Regularly vacuuming your home can limit the accumulation of dirt, dust, dander, and other debris in your home which would otherwise end up circulating through your air conditioning.
We recommend sweeping your home every day and vacuuming at least once or twice per week; more often if you have pets!
Checking for Leaks
It is also worth noting that for ducts to work properly, they must be free of any leaks. When one of our technicians comes out for seasonal maintenance, they will check for leaks and holes in your ductwork to ensure that you aren’t losing any precious air or circulating debris throughout your home.
Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning
The top benefits of having your air ducts professionally cleaned include:
- Better performance from your HVAC system
- Fewer expensive repairs and longer HVAC system life
- Enhanced energy efficiency and reduced energy bills
- Lower likelihood of allergy problems
- Less dust and an easier-to-maintain living space
Remember, air duct cleaning should be done by an HVAC professional like our team at Frank Gay Services. We will use industry-standard equipment that is designed to properly clean the inside of your ducts, ensuring healthier indoor air in your home.
Clean Ducts = Healthier Air
In our hot and humid climate here in Orlando, Florida, regular duct cleaning every 3-5 years is necessary to keep your HVAC system running efficiently and the air you and your family breathe cleaner. If you notice any signs of dirty ducts, make sure to call our team at Frank Gay Services!
Schedule air duct cleaning and HVAC maintenance today; (407) 329-5145!