At Better Air Northwest, we recommend that most homes and businesses get their air ducts cleaned every two years. However, there are certain situations where ducts need to be cleaned annually. On the other hand, some homes or offices just don’t get as dirty as quickly as other locations do. Some buildings only need a cleaning every four or five years.
Regardless of how often you choose to get your air ducts cleaned, there are some steps you can take to help maintain them after they have been cleaned. In order to keep mold, dirt and debris to a minimum, at Better Air Northwest, we recommend that keep your filter system well maintained, including using filters with a rating of MERV 6 or higher.
We also recommend that you get regular HVAC maintenance done and be sure to keep all parts of your HVAC system clean, dry and functioning properly. Another smart move is to keep your air intakes in cleaner non-contaminated locations. Lastly, simply being a good housekeeper can make a big difference in your air ducts. Vacuuming and dusting often will help you keep your air ducts cleaner.
If you want more tips about cleaner air ducts then contact us today at Better Air Northwest. Just call us at 503-208-8351 in Portland and at 360-852-6212 in Vancouver, or click here to connect with us online.