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How Often Should My Home’s Ducts Be Cleaned?

If you have a central air conditioning system with attached ductwork, you may invest in annual maintenance for your air conditioner. But what about investing in care for your ducts, too? Scheduling duct cleaning service in Jackson, MS is just as important as maintenance for your air conditioner.

The question is, how often do you need to schedule duct services? It really depends on your unique home and situation. Some ductwork needs to be cleaned more frequently while other homes can go a little longer between cleanings. You can keep reading to learn more about how often to schedule duct cleaning as well as the benefits of the service. 

Duct Cleaning Frequency 

On average, we recommend that you have your ducts cleaned every three to five years. The frequency of duct cleaning services really depends on how dirty your ducts get each year. If you have particularly poor indoor air quality or your ductwork is older, you may need to invest in duct services more often. 

However, if you have newer ducts that are well-sealed and have better overall indoor air quality, you may be able to go longer in between duct services. When you schedule appointments for annual AC maintenance with our team, we can take a look at your ductwork and let you know when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning appointment.

Benefits of Duct Cleaning

Scheduling a duct cleaning is not just an opportunity to get rid of dust and dirt that build up inside your ductwork. It’s also an opportunity to inspect each section of your ductwork and make sure it’s in good working condition. And these close-up inspections are the best way to identify problems early so that we can fix them before they get too bad.

Plus, when you eliminate dust and dirt from the inside of your ductwork, there is less of a chance that you’ll have poor indoor air quality. One problem with dirty ducts is that dust continues to recirculate, even as you bring more dirt into your home to add to the mix. There is never any relief as the problem just keeps getting worse and worse.

Clean ducts mean that you stop this cycle and are able to breathe easier without facing the adverse side effects of illness and allergies. Of course, it’s not a foolproof plan. There are also other steps that you can take toward caring for your ducts and improving your indoor air quality to reduce the amount of dust and dirt in the air.

Other Duct Services

As dust and dirt circulate through your ductwork, seals can loosen and create holes. Conditioned air is escaping and that’s one problem, but more dust and dirt are also entering your ductwork and blowing into your home with the clean air. If we identify any holes in your ductwork during a cleaning service, we can seal them during the same appointment.

And if you’re noticing a lot of dust and dirt or your energy bills are getting significantly more expensive, you may have a lot of holes in your ductwork. In this case, we can pressurize the network of ducts, and perform testing to identify and seal all of the holes. If your ducts are particularly dirty, we can also sanitize them to kill germs in addition to wiping them down.

Contact AirSouth Cooling and Heating today to schedule an appointment for duct services.

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