When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re taking in. 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 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 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 conditions. There are many factors the team at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning contemplates when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Rocky Mount. Everyday life produces 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 worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually 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 plan a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The pros at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these issues 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 professional duct cleaning remembers every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies hanging around in Rocky Mount or you’ve observed any of the warning 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 540-369-3790.