Experts recommend you clean your air vents, or ducts, every three to five years at a minimum. If you smoke, or if someone in your home does, or if you tend to cook from home a lot, then you may need to clean your air ducts more frequently.
There’s no perfect time frame during which you should clean your vents. However, if you find you need to clean them every year, then something is going on with your HVAC system, and you need to have a professional come and take a look.
At Ambient Edge, we’ve been cleaning our customers’ air ducts for the better part of the past two decades. If you’re looking for a company you can trust, rest assured that Ambient Edge is experienced, licensed, and certified to provide you with the exact service you need, when you need it. Call us today at (888) 240-8283 to get started.
Why You Should Clean Your Vents on a Schedule
Indoor air quality is so important, and yet many Americans suffer from allergies and other chronic health conditions that they may not even realize is because their indoor air quality is so poor. This is a serious problem because, in some cases, the pollution is so bad that it actually becomes carcinogenic.
Cleaning your air vents regularly cuts down on the amount of dust, debris, mold, and pests that like to take up residence in your home and hang out, just waiting for your HVAC system to blow them around the residence. And what’s worse is, the longer that pile of dust and debris sits in your vents, the more things it can collect, which leads to it becoming even more toxic as time goes on.
Signs Your Vents Need Cleaning
Suppose you just had your vents cleaned two years ago. You probably think you’re good on cleaning for at least another year or so, but how do you know for sure if you’re one of those folks who need their vents cleaned more regularly?
Here are some signs to watch out for that are clear indicators that something may be wrong, and that you need to have your vents cleaned immediately:
- You notice dust and debris bursting out of your supply registers.
- Your air vents smell like mold.
- You’ve noticed a pest or vermin infestation.
- You see excess dust and/or debris around the filter and register areas.
All of these things are definitely signs that you need another vent cleaning ASAP. Our technicians at Ambient Edge can compare the last time you had a cleaning to the issue(s) you’re experiencing now to determine what you can do to prevent such a buildup in the future.
It is also possible that you may need to seal up any cracks, holes, or gaps between your vents and the wall that may have developed over time as a result of normal wear and tear. Ambient Edge can inspect your vents for you and provide recommendations on how best to keep your ducts as clean as possible for the foreseeable future.
Life Changes that Require Duct Cleaning
In addition to the normal air vent cleaning schedule, there are some exceptions to the rule wherein a cleaning is also needed. These exceptions include:
- Moving into a new house (you can’t know what the previous owners left behind)
- Renovating your own house (to clear up excess dust and debris)
- If you’ve had a chemical overflow of some kind within your home (like a puff back)
Other situations that require more frequent duct cleaning are if you have pets in the home and if you or anyone else in the home regularly suffers from allergies or other respiratory issues. The problem may just lie with your air ducts.
Need Help Cleaning Your Air Ducts? Ambient Edge Is Here!
While you can try to clean your air ducts yourself, if you don’t have a strong enough vacuum, and if you’re not confident in what you’re doing, you could end up making the problem worse by distributing the dust and debris throughout your home. You definitely don’t want to do that.
To prevent any problems from occurring, you can put your trust in our experienced and qualified team at Ambient Edge. In our decades of experience, we have seen anything and everything that can happen during a duct cleaning, and we come prepared for it all. We leave your home as clean as we found it, and we check with you before beginning any work to ensure you are comfortable with the service we are about to perform.
Call us at (888) 240-8283 to schedule your service call or drop us a line on our website. We can also work with you to set up a payment schedule, if necessary, and to sign you up for a preventive maintenance contract so you never need to worry about when your last cleaning was, or when your next one should be. Call Ambient Edge today and enjoy that clean living you deserve!