When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air within your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re breathing. 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 circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Reeds Spring. Everyday life generates 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 experiencing 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 chances for pollutants to accumulate inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few propsals about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these things and help you through the work to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning. Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning cleans every part of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less erosion on your system. If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies drifting around in Reeds Spring or you’ve detected any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 417-739-4606 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.