Within a few weeks, you’ll likely turn on your swamp cooler or refrigerated air system as our New Mexico days warm up. That means blowing air through the ductwork, which may not have had airflow since last fall when you changed from cooling to heating. When you first start up the swamp cooler or A/C for summer cooling, you may smell dust or even a musty odor. That’s a sign that air duct cleaning may be needed.

Over time, your home’s ductwork can have dust and pet dander build up. Theoretically, if you have regularly cleaned your home’s return registers and the filters on your system, you may not need air duct cleaning. But many homeowners don’t keep up with that, especially the frequency of filter changes. For example, if you have a pet that sheds, filters should be changed at least every 60 days, more often if a family member suffers from asthma or allergies.

If you’d had any signs of birds, mice or other critters inside the ductwork, it’s definitely a good idea to have the air ducts cleaned. Likewise, if you’ve remodeled the home and had drywall dust, or had mold or asbestos removed, it’s also recommended to have a professional air duct cleaning.

Affordable Service technicians will clean the ducts as well as a thorough cleaning of the air handler, registers, grilles, fans, motors, housings, and coils of the HVAC system. Removing dust and buildup can also improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.

It’s important that the duct cleaning company access ports so that all parts of the system can be cleaned and inspected. Vacuum equipment should vent outside so that particles are exhausted outside or a high-efficiency HEPA vacuum be used. We’ll also protect your furnishings and flooring.

To schedule air duct cleaning service for your Albuquerque or Rio Rancho area home, call Affordable Service. We’ve served the local area since 1986, providing comfortable indoor air quality.