Your home’s ducts are the channel 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 circulating air around your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re taking in. 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are many factors the team at AC Sales contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Lafayette. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider along with any new 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 typically recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions for pollutants to fester inside your duct work.
The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you think 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 proof of dust from your air register. The pros at AC Sales would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support you through the procedure 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 trained duct cleaning takes into account every part of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep up 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 floating around in Lafayette or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at AC Sales is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at (337) 234-2345.