When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re taking in. 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 capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will travel into the air you’re inhaling. 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 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 dealing with 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 chances for pollutants to accumulate 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 believe or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or spot 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 assist 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 use less energy and cause less wear and tear 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 available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 336-853-6070.

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