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 paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air throughout your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will travel into the air you’re taking in. This is why professional 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 environment. There are a number of factors the team at Air Temperature Control contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Macon. Everyday life produces 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 suffering from allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can aggravate 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 build up 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 see 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 factors and help you through the work 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 professional duct cleaning takes into account every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less deterioration 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 478-784-1109 or you can set up an appointment with us online.