As people are getting more and more conscious about their health, attention to a clean HVAC system is becoming more popular. Manufacturers generally recommend that you have your furnace inspected and the ducts cleaned at least every two years. However, under some circumstances, you may need to do it more regularly. For Calgarian seniors over 65, small children under 3, or shedding pets, it’s advisable to up your inspection and duct cleaning to at least once a year. There are also obvious signs that warn you when you need to clean your air ducts. Cleaning your air ducts when they need it will allow your family to breathe in clear air and stay healthy!
Could Your Air Ducts Need To Be Cleaned More Often?
If you have pets, it’s recommended that you get your ducts cleaned more frequently than someone who does not have pets. That is because despite using air fresheners, deep cleaning, and steam cleaning your carpets and furniture, you may find yourself unable to remove that scent. When the air in your home gets pushed through the ducts, it carries the scent from one room to another and keeps distributing it out of the vents in each room of your house. When you have your ducts cleaned, you remove the dirt, dust, and dander that carries that pet scent with it. It will also increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling, and improve the quality of the air that blows into your home.
Look for These Signs That It’s Time to Clean Your Ducts!
While as a rule of thumb you should have your air ducts cleaned at least every two years, there can be some signs that show it might me time to clean them ahead of time. If you notice some dust build-up around the outside of the vent register, excessive debris around the filter area, thick dirt in the ducts, burst of rubbish exiting supply registers, a moldy smell in the air flowing from the vents, and visible vermin infestation or droppings. If you see any of those signs, it’s time to call in the pros! The climate in which you live can also determine what may clog your vents or build up in your ducts.
How Cleaning Your Ducts Regularly Will Create a Cleaner Living Environment
Having your air ducts professionally cleaned reduces the dust that would otherwise circulate throughout your living space, landing on your furniture, your bedding, or your flooring. In addition to dust, air ducts frequently contain harmful contaminants and micro-organisms. These include pet dander, bacteria, pollen, mildew, mold spores, and similar toxins. People who suffer from allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems are particularly sensitive to these airborne particles. A periodic air duct cleaning promotes healthier living, otherwise the dirty air in your home just keeps re-circulating over and over.
If you’re still not sure about whether you need HVAC duct cleaning, contact Fresh Air Furnace Services for some advice: 403-452-9528. We can help you figure out your specific needs according to your situation!