When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air within your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will make their way 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are several factors the team at True Temp Heating & Air Inc takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Chatsworth. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any current home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is suffering from allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances for pollutants to fester 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 think or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The professionals at True Temp Heating & Air Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these things and help you through the work 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 takes into account every part of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system. If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies hanging around in Chatsworth or you’ve noticed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at True Temp Heating & Air Inc is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 706-695-7492 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.