Why Spring is the Best Time For Air Duct Cleaning 

Why Spring is the Best Time for Air Duct Cleaning

Spring is here and It’s finally warming up outside! You’re spending more time in the sun and opening your windows to let the dry winter air escape your home to make way for that fresh spring breeze. The thought of spring cleaning lingers in your mind and you have to ask yourself, “where do I start?” Air duct cleaning in spring may not be the first thing on your mind, but it’s actually the best time of year to do so. Below we list some reasons why spring is the best time for air duct cleaning.

Mold Development

How often would you say you dust your furniture? Maybe once or twice a week? And even then, in between days of dusting it seems like it never stays shiny. Imagine what your air ducts look like after a year of use! Over time, that dry winter dust will accumulate in your ducts and develop a sticky texture to it. As the seasons change, that sticky dust can cause mold when it is exposed to the spring and summer humidity. Spring time here in Michigan is the perfect time for an air duct cleaning! Cleaning your air ducts in spring, before they become a larger problem, is wise, especially if anyone in your family has respiratory issues.

Your System Needs a Break

As you transition from winter to spring (and then to summer), you’re likely not using your furnace or air conditioner very often. Many people take this opportunity to open their windows instead. This makes it a perfect time to clean your HVAC system while it’s not being used. Since the system has to be turned off while being cleaned, the spring temperatures won’t make you and your family uncomfortable cold or hot during the process. 

Best Days to Take Advantage of Duct Cleaning

Yes, spring is a great time to have your air ducts cleaned. But what types of days are best for this job?

  • Rainy days — A rainy day, when pollens aren’t floating through the air, is the perfect time to have your air ducts cleaned because fewer pollens will enter your home through your opened windows.

  • Cool temperatures — Hot, dry temperatures only make pollens worse. If cooler temperatures are coming, it might be a good idea to schedule an air duct cleaning.

  • End of spring — Anytime in spring is a good time for duct cleaning, but the end of spring is ideal. Most plants are fully bloomed, meaning there is less pollen in the air.

So, whether it’s been several years since you last cleaned your air ducts, or just a few years, take advantage of this optimal time for cleaning. When you’re ready to tackle those air ducts, reach out to Amber’s Air Duct Cleaning. We strive to provide quality service and improve your indoor air quality. Call (517) 885-3000 to schedule your professional air duct cleaning.