When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air within your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will travel into the air you’re inhaling. 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are several factors the team at HCE Systems Inc considers when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Norton. Everyday life generates 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 dealing with 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 build up inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions 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 recognized a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The pros at HCE Systems Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and assist you through the process 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 professional duct cleaning cleans every piece of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to labor 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 experiencing the allergies floating around in Norton or you’ve noticed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at HCE Systems Inc is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 276-302-0076.