When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 10, 2020

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air around your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will travel into the air you’re breathing. 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are a number of factors the team at Cooler Tymes LLC considers when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Litchfield Park. 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 experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances for pollutants to accumulate inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions 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 noticed a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at Cooler Tymes LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help you through the procedure to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning remembers every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to labor 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 experiencing the allergies floating around in Litchfield Park or you’ve observed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Cooler Tymes LLC is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 623-208-6444.