When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the channel for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air within your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re inhaling. 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are a number of factors the team at Cool Air Solutions takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Murrieta. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any current home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to build up inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you believe 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 pros at Cool Air Solutions would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and support you through the work 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 professional duct cleaning remembers every part 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 exhaust less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies drifting around in Murrieta 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 Cool Air Solutions is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 951-299-9853.