Your home’s ducts are the trail 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 capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re breathing. 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are several factors the team at Pliescott HVAC Services LLC contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Cambridge. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account 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 worsen 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 fester 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 suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at Pliescott HVAC Services LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and support you through the work to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.
Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning remembers every piece of your system that air passes into. 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 floating around in Cambridge or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Pliescott HVAC Services LLC is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 410-228-4822.