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Does My Home Really Need Duct Cleaning?

Experts recommend that you have your ductwork cleaned approximately every three to five years, depending on your overall indoor air quality. If it has been at least that long or longer since you’ve invested in ductwork cleaning, it is time to schedule the service now. Not sure if you need to schedule ductwork cleaning? 

We can offer an in-home assessment and let you know what we think. If it’s not quite time for a duct cleaning service in Jackson, MS yet, we can make a recommendation about when you should schedule the service in the next couple of years. You can also keep reading to learn more about the benefits of duct cleaning and why it is a wise investment for your family and home.

Duct Cleaning Frequency

There is a reason for the recommended duct cleaning frequency of 3-5 years. That’s about how long it takes on average for enough dust and dirt to build up in your ductwork and to have an impact on airflow and your indoor air quality. Cleaning your ductwork any more often could be unnecessary. 

The material of ductwork is very fragile and sustains damage easily. However, putting off service for too long can result in even more dust and dirt in your ductwork, not to mention holes and broken seals that are allowing cool air to escape. If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned in the last five years or longer, chances are that it’s past time to schedule the service.

Dust Levels

You may be wondering about the more obvious signs of needing to have your ductwork cleaned. One of the easiest signs that you can watch for is that your home is dustier than usual. If you are wiping down surfaces only to notice a layer of dust within the same week, there’s a chance that your ductwork is to blame. 

It doesn’t matter how well you clean your home, you will always be working against the dust that is inside of your ductwork, ready to blow back out with fresh air flow. If you pay attention to the air blowing out of your vents, you may be even able to see the dust mixing in as it enters your home.

Benefits of Duct Cleaning

It’s easy to think that a little bit of dust is not a huge deal. So you have to wipe down the surfaces around your home more often. You can handle that, right? But it’s not just about the dust settling on surfaces around your home. And also about the air that your family is breathing. These dust particles trap bacteria, viruses, pollution, bad odors, and allergens. 

The air inside your home may very well be many times more polluted than the air outside, with a big part of the blame landing on dirty ductwork. Duct cleaning is an opportunity to start fresh and eliminate the dust and dirt that is inside your ductwork to improve your indoor air quality.

Of course, it is important to understand that you will have to schedule the service every three to five years to maintain the results with duct cleaning alone. If you want to take additional steps to improve your indoor air quality, you can upgrade your HVAC air filter and consider investing in a whole-house air purifier.

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

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