Routine duct cleaning is a great way to reduce energy consumption and prolong the lifespan of your furnace. It is also vital for the health of you and your family. Most people spend the majority of their time indoors. That’s why indoor air quality plays a huge role in overall well being.

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How Often Should Your Ducts Be Cleaned?

A professional cleaning of your ducts should be performed every 2-3 years. However, if you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, it’s recommended to do them on an annually:

  • Do you have pets?
  • Do any members of your household smoke?
  • Do any members of your household have asthma or respiratory conditions?
  • Has your home ever had mold?

Breathing these contaminants over a period of time can cause lasting negative health effects.

What Types of Contaminants Can Be Found In Your Air Ducts?

  • Pet Hair
  • Mold
  • Dirt
  • Pollen
  • Allergen Contaminantes
  • Debris
  • Fungi
  • Small animal feces
  • Bacteria and Viruses

How do you know if your ducts need cleaning?

Some signs that it’s time to clean your ducts include:

● A musty or burning smell when you turn on the furnace.

Typically, this smell is an indication of mold or mildew inside your ducts.

● You’ve moved to a new home.

It’s not uncommon to be greeted by an unpleasant smell when first turning on the HVAC system in your new home. Having a professional duct cleaning performed before moving in ensures that the air your family will be breathing is both fresh and clean.

● You or a family member’s asthma is worsening.

Dirt and allergens being circulated into the air is a major trigger for asthma. If you notice a family member’s symptoms are worsening, getting your ducts professional cleaned could make a world of difference.

● You’ve renovated your home

Having construction work done to your home stirs up all kinds of dust and debris. It’s always recommended to call in a professional to clean out the dust that’s accumulated in your ducts during the renovation.

A Word Of Caution

It’s important to hire the right duct cleaning service for the job. Improper cleaning of your ducts can damage your hvac system. At Bear Carpet, our technicians are professionally trained and qualified. At Bear Carpet we’ve been serving the Albuquerque and surrounding region since 1994. We guarantee your satisfaction. Call us today to learn more about how our cleaning process works.