At Mason’s Chimney Service, we can do more than just clean your chimney. One of the lesser known services we offer is air duct cleaning. Just like your chimney, air ducts should be regularly cleaned to help your A/C run cleaner and more efficiently.
Why should I clean my air ducts?
Your home’s A/C system is constantly circulating air throughout your home. This means that the dirt, dust, or pet dander in your home often find their way into the registers, settling in the air vents. These fine particles are then constantly circulated throughout your home. This can have a serious negative impact on air quality, especially for those with existing respiratory issues such as asthma or allergies.
Clean air ducts have also been shown to help your A/C system run more efficiently. With clean vents and ducts free from dirt and debris, the unit does not have to work as hard to circulate air throughout your home. This can reduce overall energy costs related to cooling your home. Likewise, clean vents may be able to extend the life of your A/C unit; clean ducts are less likely to break down, which can extend the service life of your unit.
How often should my air ducts be cleaned?
While chimneys and dryer vents should be inspected and cleaned annually, there are far less rigid rules for HVAC ductwork cleanings. Many homeowners find that they need to have their ductwork cleaned every five to seven years in order to maintain good air quality and efficiency with their HVAC system. However, if you have multiple animals in the home or have family members who suffer from asthma, allergies, or other respiratory illnesses, you may want to consider having your ducts and vents cleaned more frequently. Those with asthma or allergies may want to have their HVAC ducts cleaned as often as every three to five years in order to improve air quality and reduce allergens.
Do my air ducts need to be professionally cleaned?
Although there are many spring cleaning tasks homeowners can undertake themselves, cleaning their air ducts should not be one of them. At Mason’s Chimney Service, we follow the air duct and vent cleaned protocol created by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. During this process, special tools are used to ensure that dirt, dander, dust, and debris are removed from your vents without becoming airborne and re-entering your home’s air supply.
By actually cleaning inside the ductwork and not just your vent openings, we are able to ensure that dust and allergens are removed from all parts of your heating and cooling system. The cleaning process can take between three to five hours depending on the size of your home; this amount of time is necessary to complete a thorough duct cleaning.
If you’re ready to improve the air quality in your home while saving money on cooling costs, contact Mason’s Chimney Service and Certified Air Duct Cleaning today. Our expertly trained technicians can make sure you’re A/C system is cleaned and ready to use for this summer!