When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air throughout your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are several factors the team at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Huntsville. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider along with any recent 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 normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to accumulate inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these things and assist you through the process to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning.

Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies floating around in Huntsville or you’ve noticed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 256-801-4701.