Your household duct system plays a critical role in the performance of your HVAC system and, believe it or not, your indoor air quality. When your ducts are filled with dust and debris, they can negatively affect the efficiency of your heating and cooling system and even trigger allergy symptoms by circulating particulate matter into the air you breathe. When they’re damaged, they can also reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.

To keep your HVAC system efficient and indoor air quality high, it’s important to pay attention to the state of your ducts to determine when cleaning, repairs, and replacement may be necessary. Check out what you need to know below.

When Should You Schedule Professional Duct Cleaning?

Generally, a thorough duct cleaning every couple of years is sufficient. If you have several pets or any household members who smoke indoors, you’ll likely need to get your ducts cleaned more often. If you notice indoor allergy symptoms out of nowhere, chances are your ducts are dirty, and a professional cleaning can usually help.

When Do You Need Duct Repairs?

If your ducts are aged and you’ve noticed your heating and cooling system seems to be running more frequently than usual, that may indicate a leak in the ductwork. Debris buildup in the ductwork may also affect HVAC performance, so if you haven’t had your ducts cleaned in a while (or ever) particulate matter may be contributing to the cycling issue.

To find out whether you need duct repairs, duct cleaning, or both, get in touch with a contractor who can inspect your ductwork. He’ll advise you on the best course of action for improving the efficiency of your HVAC system.

When Should You Replace Your Ductwork?

As a general rule, you should replace your ductwork at 10-15 year intervals. However, any time your ducts are showing significant wear and tear or they’re outright damaged, it’s a good idea to go ahead and replace them.

If your ducts are coated in filth — even if they haven’t reached the end of their functional lifespan — it may be in your best interest to replace them too. It can be difficult to clean heavily soiled ductwork thoroughly and for your health’s sake, it’s best to ensure your indoor air is flowing through a clean duct system.

Dust Doctors: Your Twin Cities Source for Comprehensive Duct Cleaning Service

Are your air ducts in need of a thorough cleaning? Our team at Dust Doctors is at your service. For over 10 years, we’ve proudly served residents throughout Little Canada, MN and the surrounding areas with comprehensive duct cleaning, HVAC maintenance, and indoor air quality improvement systems. We understand clean ductwork plays a critical role in the performance of your HVAC system and that’s why you won’t find our proprietary tools or techniques anywhere else in the industry.

To schedule an appointment or learn more about how we can help you, give us a call today at 651-319-9777 or request a free quote online, and we’ll be in touch.

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