Why Spring is the Best Time for Air Duct Cleaning
Updated: Sep 29
As Spring approaches, and the weather starts to warm up. We tend to start opening our windows and doors to let the nice fresh air into our homes. This type of weather tends to get us in the mood to start cleaning our home to prep for the warmer months that are to come. In addition to cleaning out your garage, car, storage, or closet. You should consider cleaning out your air ducts as well. Air ducts need to be cleaned out at least once a year. By cleaning out your air duct you improve the overall air quality of your home, making for an over all more comfortable living experience for you and your family.
Reducing Dust and Mold Growth
We can see how much dust is accumulated by how often we must dust the fixtures in our homes. Now, imagine how much dust accumulates in the areas we can’t reach such as an air duct. Over a one-year period you accumulate a lot of debris in your air duct. The dust accumulation starts to become sticky and can cause mold growth when it is exposed to the warmer humidity brought on by the warmer months. Completing a routine cleaning every Spring helps reduce the risk of respiratory problems caused by potential mold spores dispersed through your home via the air duct.
Giving your System a Break
When we start transitioning from the cooler months to the warmer months, we tend to give our system a break by opening windows and doors to create air flow in our homes. By doing this, we give our heating and cooling system a well-deserved break. This creates the opportunity for cleaning our air ducts and eliminates having to turn the system on and off while we have this service performed.
Cleanings Improve Air Quality
Regular air duct cleaning will improve the overall air quality of your home. It reduces the residue accumulated from pollen and pet hair. Another reason to clean your air ducts regularly is if you are a frequent smoker. If you smoke inside your home, it lingers in your air system and that residue decreases the quality of air flow into your home.
When is the Best Time to Schedule a Cleaning?
- Rainy days — Rain confines pollens to the ground or trees, and, in some cases, washes them away entirely. A rainy day, when pollens aren't floating through the air, is the perfect time to have your air ducts cleaned because fewer pollens will enter your home through your opened windows.
- Cool temperatures — Hot, dry temperatures only make pollens worse. Check the forecast. If it predicts cooler temperatures, it might be a good idea to schedule an air duct cleaning.
- End of spring — Anytime in spring is a good time for duct cleaning, but the end of spring is ideal. Most plants are fully bloomed, meaning there are fewer pollens in the air and fewer pollens to get into your home when your windows are open.
If you would like assistance in air duct or dryer vent cleaning call the experts at Blue’s Carpet Cleaning. We will be able to assist you with all your air duct needs. Call (719) 494-1440 to schedule an appointment today!