AC Duct Cleaning. When Is The Best Time?

With spring fast approaching, both residential and commercial customers are preparing for the warmer days. Here in New England, warm summer days generally lead to closed windows and powered on air conditioning systems. Without proper AC duct cleaning, you may be putting your family or employees at risk for several health-related issues linked to poor air quality.

Regardless of how clean your home or company may seem, over time, air ducts gather debris. This debris holds anything from mold to animal dander, and negatively impacts the air quality. Thus, the question is time. How much time should pass before you consider contacting Atlantic Bay Contracting for professional duct scrubbing services?


The verdict is out

Well, as much as we’d love to provide you with a straight answer to this question, we can’t. However, we can provide you with our professional recommendation of performing ac duct cleaning at least once every two years. That being said, the National Air Duct Cleaners Associations recommends cleaning your ducts every three to five years. Whereas the Environmental Protection Agency recommends homeowners to be aware, versus setting a specific timeframe.


Watching for signs

According to the EPA, you should consider having the air ducts in your home cleaned if:

  • There is visible mold inside or on your heating and cooling system. It’s important to keep in mind that several sections of the system may not be easily accessible for visual inspection. Thus, knowing the ins and outs is imperative for a thorough system inspection.
  • Rodents or insects are found within the ducts.
  • There are excessive amounts of dust or debris that are being released into the home or business through the supply registers.


Other signs that may mean it’s the perfect time to consider ac duct scrubbing are:

  • Onset of allergies
  • Recent renovations within the home or business
  • You’re a pet owner


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Indoor air pollution is a growing concern for many people. However, ac duct cleaning and scrubbing from a team of certified professionals, like Atlantic Bay Contracting, can help eliminate those concerns with  Rotobrush AiR ®. This patented method of duct scrubbing utilizes innovative equipment and technique to provide a higher level of cleanliness than traditional cleaning.

By scheduling an in-home consultation, our team will evaluate your current situation and provide a cleaning schedule suited to your individual needs. Contact us today at (617) 782-4986 and start your spring off with the cleanest possible air!