When to Schedule Duct Cleaning

Right now, this very minute while you look at a browser window, dust is gathering inside the ventilation system of your home. The air entering the return ducts draws in dust and dirt from your home, and it settles inside the sealed environment of the ducts, where it will begin to build up. Given enough time, this contamination will cause a drop in your indoor air quality and will put strain on your heating and cooling system.

To combat the problems of dirty ductwork, you need to schedule duct cleaning in Jacksonville, FL. Look no further than the technicians at J & W Heating and Air to provide you with the cleaning services you need.

Times when you should schedule duct cleaning:

  • When your ducts are extremely dirty: This sounds obvious… but how can you tell you have dirty ductwork? Go to one of the vents in your house (the ones located on the floor are easiest) and unscrew the grill from the front and take a look inside. If they are covered with dust and dirt—something like what you might see inside a full vacuum bag—then you definitely need duct cleaning.
  • When you notice an increase in allergy and flu-like symptoms: If your ductwork is lowering the quality of your indoor air, it will begin to cause conditions like dry and irritated skin, runny noses, headaches, nausea, and breathing problems. People with allergies will be especially susceptible, but you don’t need to have allergies to suffer from similar problems due to poor air quality.
  • Once a year: Annual duct cleaning is the best way to keep your ductwork in the cleanest condition. A year is enough time for a layer of dust to build-up along the interior of the ducts, and even if it isn’t yet affecting your indoor air quality, this contamination will start to restrict the flow of air and reduce the effectiveness of your air conditioner, furnace, or heat pump. Make professional duct cleaning a yearly habit.

Only professionals can truly clean your ducts

Duct cleaning is much more than pushing a broom through an open vent. Your ductwork system is extensive and much of it is out of your reach. You will need professionals with agitation equipment and power vacuums to perform the job. They can also inspect your ducts to see if you need other help, such as UV purifiers or filters.

In Jacksonville, FL duct cleaning specialists at J & W Heating and Air are ready to help you with cleaner air and a more efficient HVAC system. We offer not only duct cleaning but a variety of services to improve your indoor air quality.