Similar to those beams that haven’t been dusted or that counter top that hasn’t been wiped down, your home’s HVAC system also collects dust, dander, and other harmful particles that should not be breathed in. Air recirculates through your home up to seven times per day! Think of your air duct system as the lungs of your home.

The air you breathe is vital to your long-term health. If you are curious about getting your air ducts cleaned, here are 4 questions that most home owners ask before their air ducts are serviced.

How long will it take?

There are a couple of factors that go into the length of time your air ducts will need to be serviced. Air duct cleaning service varies from home to home. The size of the home, number of HVAC systems, length of time since installation or previous services, and number of technicians on the job all play a factor. Consider working remotely when this day arrives.

 How often should I get my air ducts cleaned?

Homeowners that smoke, own pets, or suffer from allergies should have their air ducts serviced more frequently. Water contaminated, or newly renovated homes may also need service more often initially.

To maintain the most efficient system, it is recommended by the NADCA to have your air ducts inspected annually, and cleaned as needed upon assessment. Similar to a car’s cabin air-filter, you’ll be surprised as to what can be caught in your home’s HVAC system.

What should I look out for when hiring a contractor?

Look out for scammers! Avoid too-good-to-be-true advertisements such as “House special for $200!”. Also, be sure to hire someone with the proper NADCA certifications. NADCA members have advanced training and HVAC certifications as well as high standards when it comes to customer service

 Why should I have my home’s air ducts serviced?

 The short answer is that your home’s air quality will be much improved with clean air ducts.

If you still aren’t sold, what if we told you that you will save money in the long term on your utilities? That new restaurant you wanted to try could suddenly fit in your budget easier. When an HVAC system is clean, it does not have to work as hard to maintain your desired temperature. Your energy bill could be reduced by as much as 30% by simply scheduling routine maintenance.

Call a professional today to begin a journey towards saving on energy bills and breathing in cleaner air.