When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re breathing. 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 navigate your ducts and will make 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are several factors the team at US Air Heating and Cooling takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Rock Hill. Everyday life generates 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 intensify 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 propsals about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The experts at US Air Heating and Cooling would be happy to talk you through all of these things and help you through the process 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 professional duct cleaning cleans every component of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies drifting around in Rock Hill or you’ve detected any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at US Air Heating and Cooling is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 803-220-0761.