When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air throughout your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate 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 environment. There are several factors the team at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC considers when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Columbia. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any recent home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can aggravate 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 fester inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations 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 seen 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 Alltemp Comfort Services LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and help you through the procedure 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 component of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies hanging around in Columbia or you’ve detected any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 803-318-6995 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.