A man replacing an air duct filter beneath the words Air Duct Cleanings

When was the last time you had the air ducts in your home professionally cleaned? If it’s been more than a few years, there’s a good chance you could benefit from having this service done. Whether you can remember the last time your ducts were cleaned or aren’t sure if they were ever cleaned before, here is how to know if you need to get your air ducts cleaned:

Benefits of Air Duct Cleanings

There are many benefits of having your home’s air ducts professionally cleaned, starting with potential health and wellness benefits. Does anybody in your household suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory complications? If so, then these can be made worse by dust and other debris particles floating throughout the air. By having your ducts cleaned, you can improve your indoor air quality and potentially alleviate some of those respiratory symptoms.

Cleaner air ducts may also help your HVAC system run more efficiently. Over time, dust and other debris accumulate in your air ducts and can affect the flow of air from your HVAC unit to your air registers. When you remove these obstructions with a professional air duct cleaning, the air can flow more freely and your HVAC system can operate more efficiently. Some homeowners may even notice savings on their heating and/or cooling bills following an air duct cleaning.

And of course, when your HVAC system is operating more efficiently, it isn’t working harder than it has to. Because of this, an air duct cleaning can save your system from unnecessary wear and tear.

Signs that your Air Ducts Need to be Cleaned

Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine if you’re due for a ductwork cleaning:

  1. Can you pinpoint the last time your ducts were cleaned? If not, or if you know it’s been more than a few years, you can say with near certainty that your ducts could benefit from a cleaning.

  2. Is there a large amount of dust in your home? If you find that all the solid surfaces in your home seem to be covered with a fine layer of dust even after you’ve recently dusted, this is a sure sign of a dirty ventilation system. The same applies if you’re able to see dust and debris “caked” onto the air registers throughout your home.

  3. Have the people in your home recently been suffering from symptoms like coughing, congestion, or other respiratory issues?

  4. Has your furnace or air conditioning unit seemed to be struggling lately? Perhaps you’ve noticed an unexplained increase in your energy bills, or maybe you’ve simply noticed that your HVAC system seems to struggle to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Either way, it would be a good idea to contact an HVAC professional for an assessment. The solution may be as simple as an air duct cleaning.

When it’s time to get your ductwork clean, it’s best to turn to an experienced and reputable HVAC company. At Cote’s Mechanical, air duct cleaning is just one of the many HVAC services our team is proud to offer. We’ve been serving residents in North Texas since 2001, and we’re proud to offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on our work. Let us take care of your home’s air duct cleaning so you and your loved ones can begin enjoying the benefits of better indoor air quality. Find out more about our services offered at Cote’s Mechanical or set up your duct cleaning appointment by giving us a call today at (940) 458-4980.