The last time our HVAC professional came by the house to take care of some simple maintenance, he said that it would be a good idea to perform ductwork cleaning.
I honestly hadn’t thought about the ductwork and it had been a long time since we had a ductwork cleaning done.
It must’ve been 4 years to be honest. I knew too that you are supposed to get your ductwork cleaned every other year, but some people say you can get away with 5 years depending on your air quality and what type of air filters you use. Naturally if you use something like HEPA filters which pulls a good 99.9% of contaminants from the air, you can go much longer without having regular ductwork cleanings. And also, a huge factor is if you have pets because pet hair and dander will be quick to clog up your air filters and your ductwork. So I told the HVAC worker he could proceed with the ductwork cleaning. I kept telling him that I should have had it done much sooner. He said it was a good thing I was staying on top of it regardless because it helps a lot with the air quality in your home. This is especially great for people with allergies. I have very mild allergies myself, but I can easily notice the improvement in air quality after the ductwork is cleaned. Just after the guy was finished with the job, I was feeling so much better in the house because the air quality was so much better. I guess 4 years is really stretching it when it comes to getting your ductwork cleaned.