Should You Clean or Replace Your A/C Ducts?

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Many Northshore and Metro New Orleans residents overlook it, but your home’s indoor air quality is really important.

In fact, did you know that the average Southeastern Louisiana homeowner has a home with air that is more contaminated than the air right outside in their front yards?



But the contaminated air inside your home isn’t just full of dust. The air ducts in your home – an intricate maze-like pathway that runs inside your home’s ceilings and walls to distribute cooled or warmed air – can become infested with mold, mildew, bacteria, viruses and even rodents!

Unclean air ducts are not only gross, but they can make you sick or make existing health conditions worse.

If you have someone in your family with allergies, someone with a weakened immune system, or family members who are infants or elderly, your air ducts can make them sicker and even land them a stay in the local hospital!

Your family’s health and safety is important. That’s why we offer both air duct cleaning and air duct replacement with newer, antimicrobial systems.

How Often Should You Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

At the very minimum, you should have your home’s air ducts cleaned on a regular basis.

This isn’t just a quick job for us, but a very detailed, very delicate process in which we carefully clean every nook and cranny of your air ducts, making sure that no dangerous mold, mildew, fungi, bacteria or virus particles fall inside your home.

In general, many heating and air specialists like ourselves will recommended that you have your air ducts cleaned every three to five years at a minimum, and even more frequently if you have family members who are prone to allergies or have weakened immune systems.

When Should You Consider Having Your Air Ducts Replaced With Newer, Antimicrobial Systems?

If your house is home to a family member with allergies who just can’t seem to get any relief, or a member of the family with a weakened immune system, or an elderly or very young family member, you may want to consider completely replacing your air ducts with a newer, antimicrobial system.

While there are several different types of these solutions on the market, we choose to install AmgFlex™ antimicrobial duct systems. This specialized air duct system stops the growth of dangerous contaminants before they can even start.

The AmgFlex antimicrobial duct system:

  • Continuously inhibits the growth and spreading of dangerous contaminants that can make your family members sick
  • Prevents mold and fungus from growing
  • Stops a wide breadth of different types of bacteria from growing in your air ducts
  • Contains formaldehyde-free insulation

Clean or Replace Your AIr Ducts? Which Solution is Right for You?

If you have a sick family member at home, or one who’s prone to allergies or getting sick, it can be difficult to decide whether or not to clean your air ducts, or to replace them altogether.

That’s where we come in to help.

By inspecting your air ducts, we can assess their current status and help you determine which solution is right for your unique situation. When you work with us for an air duct system assessment, your family’s health and safety is just as important to us as it is to you.

If you have questions about the air duct cleaning process, antimicrobial ductwork, and why you might choose one solution over another, we’re happy to help. Call us today at our Northshore location at (985) 646-0540 or (504) 241-3135 in Metro New Orleans or Metairie.