When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air within your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will make 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 environment. There are several factors the team at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. considers when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Haines City. Everyday life produces 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 suggestions 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 identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The pros at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. would be happy to talk you through all of these things and help 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 professional duct cleaning remembers every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to operate 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 affected by the allergies floating around in Haines City or you’ve noticed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 863-216-2923.