Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air around your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re taking in. 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at James Heating & A/C, Inc considers when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances 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 normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to accumulate inside your duct work.
The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The pros at James Heating & A/C, Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support you through the process to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.
Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning remembers every piece of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less erosion on your system.
If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies drifting around in Lexington or you’ve detected any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering 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.