When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re inhaling. 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 trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re inhaling. 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are many factors the team at Rescue Heating & Air considers when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Alice. Everyday life produces 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 worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to fester 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 think or know you have noticed 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 experts at Rescue Heating & Air would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and assist you through the process to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning takes into account every component of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Alice or you’ve noticed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Rescue Heating & Air is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 361-265-4371.