When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the pathway 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 supplying air within your home, they are also trapping 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 circumstances. There are many factors the team at Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Bossier City. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind 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 aggravate these conditions. The air in your home’s system is typically 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 suggestions about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The experts at Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and help you through the process 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 trained duct cleaning remembers every piece of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep pace 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 Bossier City or you’ve noticed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 318-855-2326.