Homeowners often wonder if there is an ideal time of year to get their ducts cleaned. Spring is a common time because homeowners want to remove winter dust accumulation, combat spring allergens, and remove pet dander. Fall is also a popular time because of mold accumulation and the desire to improve furnace efficiency before cold weather hits. Many folks get their ducts cleaned in spring and fall, but the best time to clean your ducts is simply when they are dirty. All households contain various, unique factors that can cause dirty ductwork and poor air quality.

Improve HVAC Efficiency

The build-up of dust and particles can also lower the efficiency of your HVAC system. For example, ductwork that has a heavy build-up of grime and particles can restrict the flow of air from the air conditioner and furnace, meaning that your system will work harder to regulate the temperature of your home. This, in turn, leads to more expensive energy bills. A clean system, in contrast, will operate at optimal efficiency and provide a cost-effective performance, saving you money on repair costs and energy bills.

Remove Odors

Air duct cleaning also removes odors and smells from your home. Pets, paint fumes, mold, cleaning agents, and other household items can all create unpleasant smells. Every time that you run your HVAC system, these odors will be pushed throughout the home. Cleaning the air ducts helps remove the scent trapped in dust particles to give you a fresher smelling home.

Improve Wellness

Dust accumulates in air ducts, which can circulate throughout your living spaces and cover your furniture and many other surfaces in your home. Air duct cleaning by an indoor air quality technician reduces the amount of dust in your home, meaning that you will not have to clean and dust as often, and your living space will look and feel healthier. Pesky and potentially harmful contaminants such as pet dander, mildew, mold spores, bacteria, pollen, and other particles can also accumulate in your air ducts. Family members with asthma, allergies, or other respiratory problems are particularly sensitive to these, and regular cleaning creates a more comfortable, healthy home and improves your overall wellbeing. Even if no one in the home has chronic allergies or respiratory issues, cleaner air makes it easy for everyone to breathe. Particles entering your respiratory system can cause sneezing, coughing, sinus congestion, and bronchial congestion even if you are healthy.

The team at TNC Mechanical Cooling & Heating, Inc. in Monson, MA., is ready to assist. Serving clients throughout Western MA, the family-owned company offers a wide range of HVAC services. We are a Mitsubishi Electric Ductless Pro Contractor. Visit us online for more information or call (888) 284-3892 to schedule an appointment.