When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the channel for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air within your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will travel into the air you’re inhaling. This is why pro duct cleaning is so important. So how do you know when you should have your ducts cleaned?

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are many factors the team at Climate Control Systems contemplates when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Hickory. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any new home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can aggravate these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions for pollutants to build up inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The pros at Climate Control Systems would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help you through the process to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning.

Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning takes into account every component of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies hanging around in Hickory or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Climate Control Systems is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 828-283-0369.

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