As a Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C worker, I am regularly asked at least one question in particular: “why do I need to get my ductwork cleaned?”. I try to supply the same answer: It is dirty, and besides the normal accumulation of dirt and dust in all homes with ductworks, numerous other reasons increase the need for a regular Heating, Ventilation, and A/C cleaning. Pet dander, tobacco smoke, as well as water damage to the house or the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system are all causes to cleanse the ducts. You really want to have your ductwork cleaned if you have had any type of home renovation or remodeling project going on, too. Another large reason to have your ductwork cleaned is if there’s someone in the house with asthma or pollen irritations. Young children and the elderly seem to be more susceptible to the poor indoor air conditions than anyone else, so keep them in mind! The Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C provider that I work for sends out coupons regularly, which help with the cost of the typical ductwork cleaning. It regularly helps to change that air filter out monthly, too! I’ve seen air filters that never got changed in years, but somehow the homeowner had bad pollen irritations that were made worse. That is the first thing I suggest to my customers whenever they ask! When it comes to ductwork cleaning, our rule of thumb is that a dirty ductwork system should be maintained by a licensed Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C professional, and maintained often!