While having clean filters and a healthy, well-maintained AC unit are essential for good air quality, dirty ducts can still cause problems. Contaminants like dirt, dust, and mold, along with pests like rats and mice, can all find their way into your ductwork — and then into your home.
Even with efficient HEPA filters, you can still experience contaminants and pests in the home if your ducts aren’t maintained. This is why following a routine air duct cleaning schedule is important for any property owner.
When to Clean Your Air Ducts
There are two times of year that this service is traditionally done: spring and fall. Duct cleaning in each of these seasons has its own set of benefits.
Spring is a popular time for duct cleaning because families will generally be spending more time outdoors. This makes spring a perfect time for a crew to do some deep duct washing.
It’s a good idea to clean your ducts in the spring because:
Dust Accumulates in Winter
Thanks to how much your heat runs during winter months, ducts can build up a lot of dust and debris.
Pests Get Evicted
Bugs, rodents, and other pests love warm environments, and with the heat on all the time, your ducts have provided an excellent location for them over winter.
Air Quality Improves
Pollen, pet dander, and other allergens build up over time, especially in the spring. What your filters don’t catch, a good duct cleaning will.
Washing out the grime from your ductwork before you head into a cold winter makes sense for several reasons:
You’ll Be Indoors More Often
You’ll be spending more time inside in the colder months, and having ducts free of allergens will make winter more pleasant.
Furnaces Don’t Have to Work as Hard
Dirty ducts reduce efficiency, which raises your power bills and puts wear and tear on your furnace.
Mold Will Have a Harder Time Growing
Before your heat is on to combat the frigid temps outside, get rid of mold spores and mildew, so they won’t multiply in your warm ductwork.
Schedule Your Duct Cleaning, and Breathe Easy
Get professional results by hiring an award-winning duct cleaner at Chesapeake Property Services. To schedule service for your home or commercial property in central Maryland, contact us at (410) 661-4235 today.