If you are a homeowner, it’s likely that you try to save money anywhere you can when it comes to keeping your house running the way it should. This might mean that you don’t have your roof inspection or maybe something that doesn’t seem as necessary like hiring a landscaper. On the other hand, some of the tasks that you think you can skip in your home, shouldn’t be taken so lightly. For instance, many homeowners think that having their air ducts cleaned out by professionals is something that is optional. Honestly, with as much experience as we have at Momentum AC, we just have to say, these people are wrong. You can find out why when you continue reading below.

When Do You Need a Duct Cleaning?

Having the ducts of your heating and cooling system cleaned out is something that many people don’t think about that often, but this is not smart. This task should be completed regularly, but specifically, your air ducts should be cleaned when the following are true of your home.


If your home suffers damage from a flood, fire or being snowed in, you are going to need your ducts cleaned. There is a very good chance that the ducts themselves have been damaged , which could end up costing you a ton of money in the long run if you haven’t had them checked out.


If you are a pet owner, you definitely will need to have your ducts cleaned fairly often. Your furry friend is leaving hair all over your home, and yes, also inside of your air ducts. This can cause she air to flow less efficiently through your home, and leave dust in the air that can cause allergies.

New Home

When you move into a new home, we would recommend that you have the ducts cleaned before you move in. You have no idea what sort of dirt and dust is clogging up the air ducts due to past owners. Start fresh and move into your new home when the ducts are completely clean.


While this is not very common in 2017, some people do still smoke inside of their homes. If this is the case in your home, having the ducts cleaned is a good idea. If you want to breath in clean air as often as possible, make sure that you get your ducts cleaned out so that your system and your lungs are able to function properly.


If you think that you have some type of vermin the walls or the ceilings in your home, make sure to have the professionals clean out your ducts. If you don’t have this completed after the exterminator visits, chances are there will be feces, urine and even more unsanitary things in your ducts.

Possible Findings

There is also a chance that when your ducts are being cleaned that the professional HVAC team could find mold. This will need to be dealt with immediately as having mold in your air system can be extremely detrimental to the health of all those living in the house.

Saving Yourself Money

While you may not want to have your ducts cleaned because it will cost you money, having them cleaned out is likely to save you money in the long run. If you haven’t had your system cleaned in a while, it could be running inefficiently, meaning your bills are likely to be higher when you are trying to cool your home.

Call The Professionals

If you are ready to have your air ducts cleaned in your home, it’s time to call the professionals at Momentum AC in Tampa. Our team of HVAC contractors know how to get the job done right and fast. Call us today to find out more about how we can help you and your home.

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