When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the channel for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled 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 move through your ducts and will travel 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are many factors the team at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling considers when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Payson. Everyday life generates 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 experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is normally 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 propsals about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The professionals at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling 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 suggests 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 into. A clean system doesn’t have to work 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 suffering from the allergies drifting around in Payson or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 928-263-8570.