Why & How Often Should I Clean My Ductwork?

Baggett provides answers about duct cleaning, its benefits, and the reasons why it may or may not be the solution you need.

Why do I need my ducts cleaned?

At Baggett, as trusted heat and air experts, we know your ducts could benefit from being cleaned, that’s very likely. However, we understand that there are likely errors in your duct system that are causing them to be dirty. 

These errors can:

  • contribute to the accumulation of dust, pollen, and other contaminants 
  • decrease the comfort in your home 
  • put unnecessary stress on your HVAC unit
  • lead to increased utility costs 
  • cause premature equipment failures 
  • decrease the lifespan of your unit

By addressing these errors in your duct system, we not only improve indoor air quality but also optimize the performance of your HVAC system. This results in lower utility bills, extended equipment lifespan, and greater peace of mind for you and your family.

dirty ducts

Examples of dirty blower wheels. If your blower is dirty, this is the same air going through the ducts!

How often should my ducts be cleaned?

According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), the frequency of cleaning your residential HVAC system depends on several factors, not the least of which is the preference of the homeowner. 

Some of the things that may lead a homeowner to consider more frequent cleaning include:

  • Smokers in the household
  • Pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander
  • Water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
  • Residents with allergies or asthma who might benefit from a reduction in the amount of indoor air pollutants in the home’s HVAC system
  • After home renovations or remodeling
  • Prior to occupancy of a new home or a “new to you” home.

Benefits of regular duct cleaning

Regular duct cleaning is more than just a task on your home maintenance list; it’s a proactive step that has many benefits for your household. 

These benefits include:
  • Improved Health and Comfort:
    • Clean ducts promote better indoor air quality, reducing allergens and pollutants that can aggravate respiratory issues and allergies, ensuring a healthier and more comfortable living environment.
  • Lower Energy Bills:
    • By improving airflow and system efficiency, regular duct cleaning can lower energy consumption and reduce heating and cooling costs, saving you money on utility bills in the long run.
  • Peace of Mind:
    • Knowing that your ductwork is clean and well-maintained provides peace of mind, reducing the risk of unexpected breakdowns and ensuring your HVAC system operates smoothly year-round.

At Baggett, we go beyond just cleaning your ducts. Our team of air flow professionals conduct a thorough assessment of your duct system to identify any underlying issues that may be contributing to poor indoor air quality and decreased HVAC system efficiency before simply cleaning them. Schedule your appointment today.

Baggett Heating & Cooling is locally owned and operated and has been serving the Clarksville-Montgomery County area for over 40 years.