Do I Need to Get My Air Ducts Cleaned?

In Central Florida, a home’s air ducts get a lot of use. However, like anything else, they require regular maintenance. Over time, air ducts can accumulate debris like dust, cobwebs, pet hair or even mold and pests. For this reason, it is generally recommended to have an air duct cleaning performed once every five years. If someone in the home suffers from asthma or severe allergies, it is best to have them cleaned at least every two years. Here are some of the benefits of receiving duct cleaning from Complete Air Mechanical.

Allergen Control

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air quality indoors can be between two and ten times worse than the outdoor air quality. This is especially true when smoking, frying a lot, having pets or living in humid conditions that foster mold growth. Unfortunately, these contaminants tend to settle in the ductwork, and when the heating or cooling system runs, they are thrown right back into the air. This causes the itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, congestion and sneezing that so many people struggle with year round. A thorough duct cleaning helps to remove these allergens.

Preventing Unpleasant Odors

Another side effect of contaminants settling inside of ductwork is that it can produce unpleasant odors throughout the home. Mold, mildew, pests and pet dander, when combined with Central Florida’s high humidity, are the biggest causes of foul odors coming from air ducts. This can make homeowners feel embarrassed to have company over, and at the very least, it leads to an unpleasant living environment.

Greater Efficiency and Performance

Aside from better controlling allergens and getting rid of unpleasant odors, duct cleaning has one more major advantage: it improves the efficiency and performance of the system. When debris accumulates in air ducts, it hinders air flow, and in severe cases, it can even cause obstructions. This makes the system work harder with little additional benefit. Low efficiency not only results in poor performance but also higher energy bills. Having ducts cleaned regularly helps to maintain optimal function and can even extend the life of the system.

Contact Complete Air Mechanical for Air Duct Cleaning

Complete Air Mechanical is proud to serve homeowners in Central Florida, including Osceola, Seminole, Orange and Volusia counties. If dirty air ducts are causing issues with allergies, odors or performance, or if routine maintenance is needed, please contact us today.