The Importance of Air Duct Cleaning in Florida Homes

Air Ducts are the channels that direct air into our rooms around our homes.
Most are fortunately tucked away and not seen. This can easily become
an "Out of Sight, Out of mind" issue. Air Ducts, sadly just like anything else in our homes can accumulate dust, hair and other things floating around in the air and require maintenance.


The National Air Duct Cleaner’s Association (NADCA) says that up to 40 pounds of dust can accumulate in your air ducts every year!

Despite our best attempts at filtering these things out of our air with our HVAC units, there is a need to clean them. Ensuring Clean and well maintained Air ducts promotes excellent indoor air quality.


There isn't a definitive schedule or time when you need to clean your Air Ducts, however there are signs and indicators that can let you know it is time:

  • Substantial mold growth on components of your heating/cooling system
  • Pests could potentially making an infestation
  • Your ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris
  • Increase in Sinus or Lung related illness
  • Increase in allergy flair ups

These are some significant signs that your air ducts may be cleaned.

It's also important to understand that these are just some signs, and not all are directly related to dirty air ducts.

Keeping your air ducts clean and well maintained have the following effects:

  • Removing buildup of dust and debris that restrict airflow
  • Improved Performance of the HVAC System
  • Removal of airborne spores, mold and mildew
  • Removal of Allergens
  • Can save money on energy costs

Maintaining your Air ducts can provide a cost-savings. By having your HVAC Unit "Breath" easier, the less load there is on the system, thereby reducing the energy consumption the HVAC system needs. Lower Energy Expenditure means lower utility bills!

Contact us at Arctic Air and Home Services to schedule an Air Quality Assessment, and we can check on your ducts as well.