How Often Should I Get My Air Ducts Cleaned?

How Often Should I Get My Air Ducts Cleaned?

One of the most common questions we hear at Better Air Northwest is how often should I get my air ducts cleaned? Of course, we could tell you the answer is once a month, just to pad our business. But that’s not really the case. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It really depends on your specific situation.

For residential air duct cleaning, typically once a year, or every two years is probably sufficient to keep your ducts functioning properly. However, if you have pets, live in a very dusty location, a or have people with allergies in the home, then getting your air ducts cleaned more often might be necessary. Living in a location with high humidity could also lead to dirty air ducts.

As for commercial or industrial ductwork, it might need cleaning every six months, depending on what kind of facility it is and what kind of work takes place there. For a manufacturing plant that produces a lot of airborne debris, dirt and dust can add up very fast, meaning more frequent cleanings are necessary.

So the best way to answer this question is to have your air ducts cleaned at least every two years. But if your home or work location is prone to any extraordinary situations that lead to worse conditions, then get your ducts cleaned more often.

No matter when you want your air ducts cleaned, Better Air Northwest will be there to get the job done right in the Portland, Beaverton, and Vancouver area. So give us a call at 503-208-8351 or 360-852-6212, or click here to make an appointment online.