When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air throughout your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re inhaling. 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are several factors the team at Olde Towne Heating & Air takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Mount Pleasant. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any recent 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 typically recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions for pollutants to accumulate 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 suspect or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The pros at Olde Towne Heating & Air would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and support you through the procedure to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning. Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning cleans every piece of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less deterioration on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Mount Pleasant or you’ve detected any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Olde Towne Heating & Air is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 843-856-1433 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.