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Do Your Air Ducts Need To Be Cleaned This Spring?

Pile of dust sitting next to an air vent that has been removed from the ducts

With the arrival of spring weather here in Central Florida, many residents have spring cleaning on their minds. One often overlooked area of the home on a spring cleaning checklist is the air ducts. Your air ducts will have accumulated some unwanted dust and debris over time that will make your air conditioner work less efficiently.

While homeowners in Central Florida use their ACs more than in other parts of the country, prolonged periods of inactivity due to the colder season can lead to significant dust buildup within your air ducts. To keep your home efficient and comfortable, it’s critical to make duct maintenance a part of your spring-cleaning regimen, including a professional duct cleaning.

Benefits of Duct Cleaning

There are several advantages to having your air ducts professionally cleaned during the springtime, including:

  • Improved air quality: Having your air ducts cleaned can help ensure that pollens, dust, and other irritants are eliminated from your air supply, reducing allergy symptoms and improving overall air quality.
  • Mold growth prevention: Cleaning your air ducts during the spring will help remove dust buildup before seasonal heat and moisture have the opportunity to transform it into mold and mildew.
  • Increased HVAC reliability: Removing excess dust and debris from your air ducts will prevent them from clogging up your HVAC system and hindering its performance, allowing you to enjoy increased energy efficiency and reliability.
  • Extended system life span: Keeping your air ducts clean can reduce unnecessary strain on your HVAC equipment so you can avoid the cost of premature system replacement.
  • Pest infestation prevention: Reducing dust and debris in your air ducts will make them less attractive to unwanted pests that might be lurking within your ductwork.

Signs Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning

While making air duct maintenance part of your spring-cleaning to-do list is a great place to start, it’s also important to ensure you’re continually treating dirty ductwork when it’s needed most.

It’s important not to put off duct cleaning for too long, so be on the lookout for the following signs that signal it’s time to get to work:

  • Dusty grills
  • Unusually bad allergy symptoms
  • Sudden spike in energy bill
  • Poor respiratory health
  • Restricted airflow
  • Pest infestations (i.e., insects, rodents, etc.)
  • Slow-starting HVAC equipment
  • Musty odors in the home
  • Increased dust on surfaces

FAQs About Air Duct Cleaning

Now that you understand why air duct cleaning is important and what signs can hint that it’s time to schedule a cleaning, let’s take a look at some other duct cleaning information that homeowners should know:

Most HVAC technicians agree that having your air ducts cleaned once every three to five years during the spring is ideal. However, if you begin to notice any of the aforementioned signs of needed cleaning, you may need to schedule service sooner.

Because of the amount of construction dust and debris settling in your home following a home remodel, it’s highly recommended that you have your air ducts cleaned after your project has been completed.

While it’s not necessary, it is a good idea to clean the air ducts if you’re moving into a new home. Doing so can help you and your family enjoy a healthier, more comfortable transition into your new space.

HVAC technicians use a special rotating brush to dislodge dust, debris, and other pollutants. Then, a powerful vacuum is placed around the duct opening to safely and efficiently extract the particles, transporting them through a hose that leads to a receptacle outside to avoid further indoor contamination.

Trust Iceberg Home Services To Clean Your Air Ducts

As you can see, air duct cleaning requires specialized equipment and know-how to get just right. If it’s been longer than three years since your last duct cleaning service, Iceberg Home Services is here to help. We are proud to deliver the superior HVAC solutions that Florida families trust to keep their indoor air supply clean.

Schedule duct cleaning services in Central Florida by calling our team at (863) 223-1849 today!



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