When Should Your Request Duct Cleaning?
Experts, in most cases, recommend cleaning residential air ducts every three to five years. You should also have yearly inspections, as severe dust buildup can create issues for your HVAC system. You should get your ducts cleaned:
- If you have just moved into your home and do not know when it was last done.
- After having renovations done, as construction produces above-normal amounts of dust.
- If you have a mice or vermin problem.
- If you think there is mold developing in your ductwork.
More frequent cleanings may be necessary if:
- A member of your family has asthma, severe allergies, respiratory illness or heightened sensitivity to air pollution.
- A member of your family smokes.
- You have pets.
- Your home is older.
- Your home has a dust problem.
Contact us if you have any questions about the frequency of your duct cleanings.
The Value of Residential Air Duct Cleaning
Your air ducts transport your air throughout your house continually as you use your heating or cooling system. As this air cycles through the ducts, it will pick up whatever is inside those spaces. Without regular cleaning, you may not know what harmful contaminants could be in your air ducts. Common irritants include:
- Animal dander
- Dust mites
These particles are why indoor air is generally two to five times worse than outdoor air. For multiple years in a row, The Environmental Protection Agency has ranked various risks to public health, and indoor air pollution is one of the top five.
When you use your heating and cooling system, these irritants cycle through your system and lower the air quality in your home. This process is especially irritating for those with health conditions like allergies, which more than 50 million Americans have. Total Health and Better Health magazine estimates that the cause of allergies for one out of four people who have them is the fungi and bacteria in their air duct system. Particles also aggravate asthma and other respiratory afflictions, and it can lead to neurological issues and certain cancers.
You can vastly improve your indoor air quality with regular air duct cleaning. Watch this video, which further explains the importance of high air quality.
Tuckey Restoration Offers Local Duct Cleaning Services for Central PA Homes
With roots dating back to 1968, the Tuckey family of companies has been helping central PA residents live better for more than 35 years. Tuckey Restoration offers dryer vent and duct cleaning services to homes throughout the area.
With a team of skilled technicians and a commitment to delivering exceptional value in everything we do, we will help you save money while maintaining your home’s optimal indoor air quality.
A periodic investment in duct cleaning is a vital part of keeping your family healthy and your home running its best. If you’re overdue for a cleaning or have any questions, contact the local ductwork experts at Tuckey Restoration today. We clean ducts and dryer vents in Shippensburg, Carlisle, Chambersburg, Harrisburg and beyond. Call us at (717) 249-7052 or fill out our service inquiry form.