When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the channel 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 distributing air within your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will travel 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are several factors the team at James Heating & A/C, Inc contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Lexington. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider along with any current home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is dealing with 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 chances for pollutants to build up inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions 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 identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The pros at James Heating & A/C, 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 suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning cleans every component of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less deterioration on your system. If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies hanging around in Lexington or you’ve observed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at James Heating & A/C, Inc is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 336-853-6070 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.