When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the pathway 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 distributing air throughout your home, they are also trapping 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 pro 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 Abilene Air-Tech Inc contemplates when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Abilene. Everyday life generates 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 experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can aggravate these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions 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 suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized 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 Abilene Air-Tech Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help you through the procedure 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 trained duct cleaning cleans every component of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less erosion on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Abilene or you’ve observed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Abilene Air-Tech Inc is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 325-692-5850 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.