Do Your Home’s Air Ducts Need Cleaning?

January 17th, 2019
air duct cleaning

air duct cleaningIf you’ve got central air/heat or any forced air system in your home, it means you have ducts inside your walls that direct air around the house. Chances are you haven’t looked inside those ducts in a few years (if ever), but if you were to look inside them, you’d likely find a thick buildup of dust and other material that might make you feel embarrassed about your housekeeping. Of course, there’s no reason to be embarrassed; dust buildup is normal inside of ductwork, it just needs to be cleaned out every so often. Wondering if your ducts need a good cleaning? The experts at JMS Carpet Care are here to give you the info you need. Here are some reasons you might want to get your ducts cleaned ASAP, and a bit of info on how often this job should be performed.

Why Your Ducts Need to be Cleaned

When it comes to dust and dirt, some people follow the old adage, “out of sight, out of mind.” We don’t think about our air ducts that often, but they absolutely need to be cleaned. First of all, when dust builds up inside of ducts, it can impact the air quality inside your home. Dirt, dust, pet dander, pollen, dust mites, and other allergens can gather on the walls of your ducts. When air passes through, it can carry some of that material with it, spreading allergens all over your home. This can be a major problem for anyone with asthma, allergies, or other breathing difficulties.

In addition, thick dust buildup, when combined with warm, moist air, creates a perfect growing environment for mold and mildew that release spores. Not only does this negatively impact air quality, it can also become an incubator for black mold that could cause significant damage to your home if left unchecked.

Finally, air ducts that are clogged up with dust and dirt make your HVAC system run less efficiently. This can make it more difficult to maintain a constant temperature in your home, and it can also result in higher energy bills (plus increased wear and tear on your system).

How Often Should I Clean My Ducts?

If you’re concerned about dusty buildup in your ducts, don’t fret; it’s not a job that needs to be performed once a week or even once a year. For the best home air quality and HVAC system efficiency, we recommend having your ducts cleaned once every two or three years, or more often if you notice a severe buildup.

Looking for a company to perform your duct cleaning job? JMS Carpet Care has been cleaning ducts for over 37 years and we’d be happy to clean yours! We’ve developed a reputation among the residents of Bucks County, Delaware County, and Montgomery County for supplying knowledgeable professionals who work cleanly, efficiently, and who do a thorough job. If your ducts need a good cleaning, give us a call at (215) 706-0188 or schedule an appointment online. We’ll take care of those dusty ducts in no time, so get in touch with JMS Carpet Care today!