When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

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 navigate your ducts and will travel 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 circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc considers when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Heflin. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any current 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 accumulate inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you believe 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 proof of dust from your air register. The professionals at Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help you through the procedure to see if you could benefit 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 part 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 wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Heflin 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 Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 256-270-1196.