When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air around your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re taking in. This is why expert 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 circumstances. There are several factors the team at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Rocky Mount. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any new home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is suffering from 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 occasions for pollutants to fester 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 suspect or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The experts at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and assist you through the work to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning. Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning remembers every component of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system. If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies hanging around in Rocky Mount or you’ve noticed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 540-483-5605 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.