When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the trail 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 distributing air around 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 taking in. 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 environment. There are several factors the team at Clean Air HVAC takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Pacheco. Everyday life creates 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 experiencing 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 build up inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few propsals about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The pros at Clean Air HVAC would be happy to talk you through all of these things and assist you through the procedure to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning. Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to labor 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 floating around in Pacheco or you’ve noticed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Clean Air HVAC is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 925-689-7017 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.