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When to Schedule Duct Cleaning

When it comes to AC maintenance and repair, you probably give your air ducts little thought. It makes sense since they’re hidden away, and you know the old saying– “out of sight, out of mind.” However, the ducts are a pivotal part of your entire HVAC system and need to be taken care of from time to time. As the years pass, the ducts can begin to collect dust, dirt, debris, insects, mold, people/pet dander, and even rodents like rats and squirrels.

This article will explore the negative impacts of dirty air ducts and why you need to call for professional air duct cleaning in Collierville, TN.

The Impact of Dirty Ductwork

Dirty ductwork brings a lot of issues you might not be aware of. Depending on the severity, it could lead to poor airflow which means your entire system needs to do more work to warm and cool your home. That also means you’ll spend more on your energy bill.

Another impact is that it lowers the air quality in your house, which can lead to a host of health issues. These include respiratory infections, sinus infections, increased chances of catching a cold, dry/itchy skin, and worsening any pre-conditions (like asthma or allergies) you or your family might have. It could also create added problems if there is mold growth or animal nests trapped in there.

The Benefits of Expert Duct Cleaning

Getting your air ducts cleaned by an expert can help you in many areas. For one, it will increase the overall efficiency of your HVAC system which will save you money every month.

The biggest benefit, however, is it improves the air quality of your home. Although most HVAC setups have filters, these are placed at the air intake. Dust, dirt, and debris in the ducts are still free to blow right into your home.

A professional can come to your home and completely suck out and clean the air ducts to make the air coming out nice and fresh. You’ll notice you can breathe easier and dramatically reduce instances of colds, allergies, and other respiratory issues.

When to Schedule Duct Cleaning

You should reach out if you’ve never had it done before, especially if you’ve been suffering from any of the health complications mentioned above.

The good news, however, is that air duct cleanings aren’t something that needs to be done a lot. On average, you can do it once every 2-3 years and benefit from it. So you should be wary of companies that say you need to do it constantly. However, if it is something that’s a recurring issue, then you might want to consider getting your ductwork assessed or looking into a ductless system.

There are also some steps you can take to help your indoor air quality between cleanings, such as UV light purifiers, high-grade filters, and dehumidifiers/humidifiers.

Are you looking to get your air ducts cleaned by an expert team you can rely on? We’re happy to send someone over or answer any of your HVAC questions!

Contact Automatic Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing to get your ducts cleaned. Since 1943, it’s been Automatic in Memphis!

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