When and Why Do I Need to Have My Air Ducts Cleaned?

When and Why Do I Need to Have My Air Ducts Cleaned?

When it comes to air duct cleaning, there are a lot of questions out there, but not a lot of answers. Because of this, many homeowners are unsure when and why it might be necessary to have their air ducts cleaned fully. At Steamer’s Carpet Care, we’ve compiled a list of reasons that experts agree a full air duct cleaning is necessary.


  • The Presence of Mold in Your Air Ducts — Mold can be a tricky problem for your home, and once it gets in your air ducts it can cause health issues for your family. An air duct cleaning can help alleviate this stress on your home and family.

  • Ducts Release Dust from Supply Registers — When excessive amounts of dust or debris are released into the air in your home it can cause severe respiratory problems for your family.

  • Saving Energy Costs — The Department of Energy has stated that 25% to 40% of homes consume more energy than necessary. The National Association of Air Duct Cleaners claims that the removal of dust and other debris from an air duct cleaning can make your cooling and heating system run more efficiently and save you money.

  • Indoor Air Quality Issues — The Environmental Protection Agency has noted that indoor air can often be dirtier than outdoor air, with EPA estimates claiming that up to 40 pounds of dirt are collected in air ducts per year. Nevertheless, on the flip side the EPA has likewise stated they are unsure whether this can be harmful. However, it does appear that in some cases when the amount of dust (or allergens) into your home is to a point of excess it can trigger problems such as asthma or allergies for you and your family.


Steamer’s Carpet Care encourages all consumers to make their own choice about whether air duct cleaning is right for them and look at information on websites such as the EPA’s or NADCA’s. For further questions about air duct cleaning, visit our website, or contact Steamer’s Carpet Care today.