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How Often Should I Clean My Air Ducts?

The air ducts in your Dallas-Fort Worth home are constantly circulating air through the HVAC system and the entire house. Though HVAC filters work to remove some dust and allergens from the air during the process, some will inevitably accumulate in your ductwork. These deposits can reduce your indoor air quality, as well as the efficiency of your HVAC system. Periodic cleaning of your air ducts can be a great way to improve your comfort and air quality while reducing energy costs.

Are you concerned about your home’s air quality in the Dallas-Fort Worth area? Talk to our experts at AirCo today for practical, affordable solutions that can help. Call 817-591-1225 today or contact us online to learn more!

When Should Air Ducts Be Cleaned?

It takes time for dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and other particles to build up in the ductwork, usually years, unless you are in an especially dusty area or have had work done to your home recently. For most homes, cleaning the air ducts every 5-8 years should suffice, though according to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, you may want to consider more frequent duct cleaning services in the following cases:

  • You have an older home with leaks and drafts
  • You have family members with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions
  • You have family members who smoke indoors
  • You have pets that shed often
  • Your home has been remodeled recently
  • The HVAC system has been wet or contaminated by dust and debris
  • Your home has had a recent pest infestation
  • You have bought a new home and are unsure of its maintenance history

If you notice dust in the ducts or near the registers, excessive dust in your home, increased allergy symptoms, or signs of respiratory irritation like coughing and wheezing, it may be time to schedule a duct cleaning.

How Does Duct Cleaning Work?

During the duct cleaning process, a specialized vacuum is used to place the air ducts and your home under negative pressure, drawing out air faster than it can be replaced. As tools like powered brushes are used to dislodge debris in the ducts, the vacuum collects the debris without leaving a mess in your home. Once the cleaning is complete, anti-microbial treatments are often applied to disinfect the ducts and kill any remaining mold spores, bacteria, or viruses.

What Are the Benefits of Duct Cleaning?

When duct cleaning is done every 5-8 years, or as necessary for your home, it can help to:

  • Create a cleaner, healthier environment
  • Reduce allergens and dust in your home
  • Minimize allergy and asthma symptoms
  • Decrease respiratory irritation for the entire family
  • Reduce unpleasant odors
  • Improve HVAC efficiency
  • Reduce heating and cooling costs

Be sure to choose a reputable company for duct cleaning services, and if your air ducts collect dust and allergens too quickly, it may be a good idea to consider duct sealing services, especially in older homes.

Duct Cleaning Services in Dallas-Fort Worth Texas

Are your air ducts past due for a cleaning? Improve your comfort and increase HVAC efficiency with duct cleaning services from our team at AirCo. We serve all of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Arlington, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Grand Prairie, and beyond. We also offer duct sealing services to keep your conditioned air contained, as well as duct repairs, installations, and more. With over 30 years of industry experience, multiple awards, and services backed by generous warranties, you can count on us for quality service and professional results.

Call AirCo today at 817-591-1225 or contact us online to schedule duct cleaning services anywhere in the Dallas-Fort Worth area!

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