• Air ducts in your hvac system that should be cleaned in the spring

Why You Should Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned In Spring

As the days start to get longer and temperatures start warming up, many Northern Illinois residents start looking forward to everything that spring and summer will bring. Baseball, grilling, patio dining, and days on the lake are lots of fun. However, these seasons also bring spring cleaning tasks, seasonal allergies, and a new set of home maintenance chores. 

One job that should be on your list this spring is air duct cleaning. Scheduling your air duct cleaning in the spring has numerous benefits. Here are a few that Chicagoland home and business owners should know about. 

Moderate Weather Makes Cleaning Convenient

One of the main benefits of having your ducts cleaned during the spring is that you will be ready for the heavy use of your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system during the summer. Additionally, we can clean your ducts much more quickly and with less discomfort for your property occupants during mild weather. For these same reasons, fall is also a good time to schedule your air duct cleaning: You will not be using your system heavily, and you will be ready for your winter heating to be clean, fresh, and efficient. 

Get Rid Of Accumulated Winter Dust and Dirt 

From Oak Park to Lake Forest, our winters can be cold and dreary. As a result, most of us spend more time indoors, and use our heating systems a lot. Daily living indoors can release substantial amounts of dust and microscopic debris into the air. All of this can be collected in your HVAC system and ducts. Spring duct cleaning is similar to traditional spring cleaning activities –  it clears away dirt and debris that accumulated during the long winter months.

Get Rid of Spring Allergens

Spring weather means the ground will thaw and plants will start to bloom. This releases more allergens into the air, and when you spend more time outdoors, you can carry outdoor allergens into your home. If you have pets, they can shed their winter coats in the spring, resulting in a lot of pet hair and dander in your home. 

Having your air ducts cleaned at the end of spring (after when most plants have already bloomed and your pets have finished their spring shedding) will help improve the indoor air quality and reduce allergy symptoms inside your home.

Enjoy Better HVAC Performance And Indoor Air Quality This Summer 

Having clean air ducts helps ensure reliable HVAC performance. Dirty air ducts will clog your filters quickly. As a result, your HVAC system will need to work harder to force air through the blockage, which means more wear and tear and higher energy costs. 

Prevent Mold From Growing 

Dirty air ducts will collect dust and other organic contaminants throughout the year, and a lot can build up over the winter when you are spending more time indoors. As the weather starts to warm up and the humidity increases in the spring, this buildup of dust and debris inside the ductwork will be exposed to more moisture. This moisture combined with the organic materials in your ducts can lead to mold growth. Mold growth in your ducts is particularly bad for your health as any use of your system will spread airborne mold spores all over your home or business.  

Schedule Your Spring Air Duct Cleaning Today 

Not sure if your system is due for a cleaning? Even if you use air filters and change them regularly, the average HVAC duct system needs to be cleaned every two to five years. If you have a new HVAC system that has never been cleaned and has been in use on your property for more than three years, it is most likely due for a cleaning. Even just a single season of use can build up enough dust and debris in your HVAC system to make it less efficient than it was when it was first installed. This can be even more of an issue if your property is near sources of pollution or had major repairs or renovations

If you are ready to invest in both the health of your family and your HVAC system, it’s time to add duct cleaning to your spring cleaning chore list. Clean indoor air is important to your home or business, and McMahon can help you get it. Contact us today to schedule your spring air duct cleaning.