Your home’s ducts are the channel for all the air that you’re taking in. 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 taking in 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are many factors the team at Air Temperature Control considers when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Macon. 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 dealing with 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 suggestions about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The pros at Air Temperature Control would be happy to talk you through all of these things and help you through the process to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.
Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system.
If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies hanging around in Macon or you’ve detected any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Air Temperature Control is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 478-202-3170.