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 compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air within your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will travel into the air you’re inhaling. This is why professional 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 environment. There are a number of factors the team at Abilene Air-Tech Inc contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Abilene. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any recent home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is dealing with allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is typically recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances for pollutants to build up inside your duct work.
The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The pros at Abilene Air-Tech Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and support you through the work 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 qualified duct cleaning takes into account every part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.
If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies hanging around in Abilene or you’ve detected any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Abilene Air-Tech Inc is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at (325) 692-5850.
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