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What is the Best Season for Air Duct Cleaning?

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What is the Best Season for Air Duct Cleaning?

One of the most popular questions our specialists get is, "When is the optimal time to clean air ducts? Is it spring, summer, fall, or winter?" Today's blog post is dedicated to answering this question in a little more detail, so read on!

Signs That Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning

Regardless of the season, you should know about the most common signs that your air ducts need a clean. If you notice any of these, book an appointment with one of our Power Vac of Ottawa specialists:

  • Mould
  • Frequently clogging air filters
  • Increase in insects or rodents
  • Unpleasant odour from ducts
  • Unusual noises in the ductwork
  • Your home has had a major renovation or remodel
  • Dirt and debris around the vents
  • Unexplained allergies or respiratory issues
  • No duct cleaning in the last five years

Optimal Seasons for Air Duct Cleaning

Homeowners frequently ask our duct cleaning professionals when the best time of year to clean air ducts is. Several factors, however, help determine the time and frequency of cleaning, such as those listed above.

The two most popular times of year for professional duct cleaning are late spring and early fall. However, an average duct system should to be cleaned every three to five years regardless of season. If well-maintained and air filters are changed on a regular basis, homeowners can go longer between cleanings. Homes with pets, smokers, or construction activities might need more frequent cleaning.

When furnaces or air conditioners aren't being used constantly, such as in the spring or fall, homeowners should consider having their ducts cleaned for the best time for duct cleaning. Technicians can thoroughly clean systems in the spring season and fall without sacrificing comfort and get them ready for harsh summer or winter weather.

Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning in the Spring

Although air duct cleaning can be done anytime, the end of spring is usually quite popular. Cleaning ducts and vents in the spring provides significant benefits to homeowners, such as:

  • Getting rid of dust, grime, and debris accumulated during the winter months
  • Removing insects, rodents, and other pests settled in the ductwork due to the warm environment
  • Reducing respiratory illnesses and spring allergies by eliminating pollen and other outdoor allergens
  • Removing pet dander and fur to lessen allergy symptoms
  • Enjoying improved air quality for the summer

Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning in the Fall

People begin to spend more time inside when the temperature drops. Thus, fall is an excellent time to get your system running at its peak. The benefits of air duct cleaning services in the fall include:

  • Improving furnace efficiency
  • Energy efficiency
  • Improving the indoor air quality for a comfortable environment.
  • Eliminating mold and mildew from the ducts
  • Remove airborne particulates

Maintaining Air Quality During Summer & Winter

Summer and winter are still great times to have your air ducts cleaned. You can keep your home much warmer during the winter cold or much cooler during the summer heat. And the best part is that you can enjoy these benefits immediately.

Our Power Vac of Ottawa team is trained to thoroughly clean your air ducts. If you notice any signs of dirty ducts, don't wait. Schedule your appointment now and experience the benefits of a well-maintained air ducts. 

Get Cleaner Air Now

To book an appointment or for more information about our air duct or dryer vent services, contact Power Vac of Ottawa today.

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