Month: February 2024

When Should I Get My Air Ducts Cleaned

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Did you know the air ducts in your home contribute to the quality of your indoor air – and that it’s extremely important for your IAQ to have these ducts cleaned every so often? Or maybe you’re not aware of the signs that it’s time to have your ducts cleaned! Whatever the case may be, we’ve got some tips for you to know when to call Advance Mechanical to schedule your duct cleaning service!


Have you noticed mold or mildew around the air vents in your home? This could be a sign that it’s time to have your ducts cleaned. Mold can be a hazard to your family’s health and can cause sickness and allergy-like symptoms and needs to be professionally cleaned from your ducts to get rid of it for good.  Mold grows from moisture in the air and can severely damage your indoor air quality.


Noticing an increased amount of dust in your home is another sign to get your ducts cleaned. Dust buildup can occur in or around your vent registers, and significantly affects the quality of air you inhale every day. If you see dust outside your vents, find yourself constantly dusting your home with no success, or feel like you must change your air filters every few weeks, there is no doubt your ducts could use a cleaning.

System Malfunctions

Maybe you have noticed that your unit is taking longer to heat your home, or you can hear loud, frequent noises. If so, you may need to have your ducts inspected. Regular noises when your unit turns on are normal, but any noises you have never heard before should be investigated. It could be a sign that the buildup in your ducts is affecting the efficiency of your system.


Your home should smell normal, especially if you keep it relatively clean. If you have smelled a musty odor in your home and can’t figure out what it is – you should give Advance Mechanical a call for a duct cleaning service. Smells could mean anything from dust accumulation, mold or mildew growth, or even vermin or insects hiding in the ducts.

Cost and Lifespan

If your ducts are covered in dirt, debris, or dust, your HVAC unit must work a lot harder to ventilate your home – and you’ll notice it on your electricity bill. If your system is having to work harder, the cost of heating or cooling your home will be noticeably more expensive. This also puts more stress on your unit to function, shortening its lifespan. Scheduling a duct cleaning service could save you money in the long run.

Never Been Cleaned Before

Your last sign to have your ducts cleaned is if you have never had them cleaned before. It is recommended that your home’s ducts be cleaned every 3 – 5 years.  Staying on this schedule will prevent allergies and smells and allow your system to work as efficiently as possible.

If you’ve experienced any of these signs in your home – give Advance Mechanical a call! Our team is professional, drug-free verified, and background checked. Trust Advance Mechanical to keep your home and family safe from poor indoor air quality. Schedule your duct cleaning service with us today!