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How Often Do You Need to Schedule Duct Cleaning?

Duct cleaning is an important service to invest in for your home and air conditioner. However, you don’t need to schedule a duct cleaning every single year. In fact, doing so can actually be detrimental. There is a recommended timeframe when duct cleaning is most beneficial. 

If you’re wondering when is the right time to schedule an air duct cleaning in Waxahachie, TX, our team can help. We can assess your ductwork during your annual AC maintenance appointment and let you know if it is time for this service or not. You can also keep reading to learn more about why duct cleaning is important and how often you want to schedule this service on average.

Duct Cleaning Frequency

The average homeowner will need to schedule a duct cleaning service every three to five years. Even though dust and dirt get into your HVAC system, it does take time for these particles to build up enough to require a cleaning. Our team can still inspect your ductwork each year during AC maintenance to keep tabs on the condition of the inside of your ductwork. That way you can plan ahead and know when to schedule a duct cleaning alongside an AC maintenance appointment.

Benefits of Duct Cleaning

Duct cleaning offers a variety of benefits. The first is that improves your indoor air quality. When dust particles get into your air conditioner and settle in your ductwork, they mix in with cleaner and blow back out into your home. You then continue to breathe in these particles and the problem worsens over time as more dust and dirt enters the system. You may even find that you’re having to dust surfaces around your home less frequently when your ductwork is clean. 

Duct cleaning can also lower your energy costs. You may not think of tiny particles of dust is having that big of an impact on airflow within your air conditioner, but it really does. Streamlined airflow is the best way to get air efficiently from the central AC unit out into your home. But when dust particles stir up, they interfere with the streamlined airflow. 

More cool air may get trapped in your ductwork than usual. As a result, your energy costs can increase as your air conditioner works harder or longer to cool your home. This can happen so slowly over time that you don’t even notice it. However, after having your ducts cleaned, you may notice a difference on your monthly energy bill.

And when your air conditioner is not having to work as hard, it’s taking on less wear and tear. This can extend the lifespan of your air conditioner since it isn’t having to work as hard to produce results. Any steps you take to help ensure your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard will make a difference.

Risks of Cleaning More Often

You may be wondering why you shouldn’t clean your air ducts more often than once every three to five years. The bottom line: the material that your air ducts are made of is very fragile. The more that you handle the air ducts, the more likely they’ll sustain damage. Of course, during an air duct cleaning we can also pressurize your ducts to check for holes and broken seals, then repair them.

Contact Republic Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc, today to schedule an appointment for duct cleaning with our professionals. Revolutionizing the Customer Experience.

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