When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the channel 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 navigate your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re inhaling. This is why expert 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 circumstances. There are many 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 creates 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 experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can aggravate these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to accumulate inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few propsals about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The professionals at Olde Towne Heating & Air would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and assist 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 trained duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies hanging around in Mount Pleasant or you’ve detected any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Olde Towne Heating & Air is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 843-485-0967.