Your home’s ducts are the channel 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 supplying air throughout your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re taking in. 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are many factors the team at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Tucker. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any new home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can aggravate these conditions. The air in your home’s system is normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to accumulate 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 think or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen 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 Heating and Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help you through the work 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 qualified duct cleaning takes into account every piece of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less erosion on your system.
If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies drifting around in Tucker or you’ve detected any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 770-450-1539.