When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air throughout your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will find 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are several factors the team at ACS Inc contemplates when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Metro Atlanta. Everyday life produces 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 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 normally 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 propsals about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The professionals at ACS Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support you through the process to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning. Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning cleans every piece 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 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 Metro Atlanta or you’ve noticed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at ACS Inc is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 770-939-7500 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.