There is rarely a day in winter when you can open the windows to breathe in clean, healthy air. Professional duct cleaning reduces the indoor air pollutants your furnace circulates into the air. Late summer or early fall is the ideal time to clean out the debris that builds up in the canals over the years.


The ducts contain plenty of irritating particles that collect over the years like:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Dust mite waste
  • Animal dander
  • Mold spores and mold growth
  • Waste products from vermin and insects

Leaking ducts are a bigger problem compared to dirty ducts because leaks attract dirt, dust, and insulating particles from the areas they pass through. Even in the cleanest house there are deposits in the pipes. In renovated or newly built homes, the amounts of particles in the pipes tend to be higher.


  • In the spring, pollen multiplies and cleaning the ducts removes any allergens that remain in them.
  • Mold thrives in the hot, humid conditions of summer. Every time your air conditioner turns on, it spreads mold spores throughout the ducts, some of which take root. Once established, mold colonies thrive in the moderate temperature conditions of the canals.
  • Tightly sealed homes are the norm in northern Indiana to keep heating costs down, and purification ducts can be the key to fresher, healthier indoor air.
  • Air flows more easily through clean ducts, increasing the efficiency of your HVAC system.


A licensed HVAC contractor has the tools and training to clean ducts without damaging them or stirring up unnecessary debris. Be very wary of offers from unlicensed companies that claim they will clean your ducts quickly and inexpensively. Ducts are the lungs of your home and they can be costly to repair.

FAQs about Why You Need Duct Cleaning Before Fall:

Why is duct cleaning important?
Duct cleaning is important because it helps to remove dust, dirt, and debris from your HVAC system's ductwork. This can improve the efficiency of your system, reduce energy costs, and improve the air quality in your home.

Does duct cleaning prevent dust?
Duct cleaning will not prevent dust from accumulating in your home, but it can help to reduce the amount of dust that is circulated through your HVAC system. This can help to improve the overall air quality in your home.

When should I have my ducts cleaned?
The frequency of duct cleaning depends on a number of factors, including the age of your home, the type of HVAC system you have, and how often you use it. However, it is generally recommended to have your ducts cleaned every 1-3 years.

What are the benefits of having my ducts cleaned before fall?
There are a number of benefits to having your ducts cleaned before fall, including:

  • Improved air quality: Having your ducts cleaned can help to remove dust, dirt, and debris that can contribute to allergies and asthma.
  • Increased energy efficiency: A clean duct system can help your HVAC system to operate more efficiently, which can save you money on your energy bills.
  • Reduced risk of mold and mildew growth: Dust and debris can provide a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Having your ducts cleaned can help to reduce the risk of these problems.
  • Improved comfort: A clean duct system can help to improve the overall comfort of your home by circulating cleaner, fresher air.

How do I choose a duct cleaning company?
When choosing a duct cleaning company, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

  • Make sure the company is licensed and insured.
  • Get estimates from several companies before making a decision.
  • Ask about the company's cleaning methods and what kind of equipment they use.
  • Be sure to get everything in writing, including the price, the scope of work, and the warranty.

Duct cleaning ensures better indoor air quality for your family and a healthier environment for the coming cold season. For more information, please contact Bannister Plumbing & Air, proud to serve Jacksonville homeowners.

Our goal is to educate our customers in Jacksonville, Tyler, and the Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about duct cleaning and other HVAC topics, call us at 903-201-2003.