Owning a house entails frequent maintenance on a variety of items in your home. With so many things to take care of, it can be difficult to keep track of how often things should be done. So let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of air duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning frequency.
How often should my air ducts be cleaned?
According to the National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA), a decent rule of thumb is to clean your ducts every three to five years. This is the minimum, as this is the time it can take for your air ducts to fill back up with dirt, dust, and other debris after a complete cleaning. Some properties, however, may require more frequent cleanings. If you: According to NADCA, you should get your air ducts cleaned more often if you:
Living in an old house
- Do you have pets?
- Have someone at home who is suffering from a respiratory disease.
- Have allergies or live with someone who does?
- Do you have a dust problem?
- There is a smoker in the house.
How often should I clean my dryer vent?
Depending on the size of the home and the frequency of dryer use, dryer vents should be examined and cleaned at least once a year. This once-a-year examination and cleaning might save your life. The accumulation of extremely flammable lint in dryer vents is the primary cause of dryer fires, and failure to clear out the lint is the leading cause of dryer fires. More than 17,000 dryer fires happened in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Agency. Your clothing are taking longer and longer to dry, which is a sure indicator that you need a dryer vent cleaning.
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