When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the pathway 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 supplying air within your home, they are also trapping 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are several factors the team at Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning contemplates when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Saint Marys. 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 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 usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions for pollutants to fester 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 think or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The experts at Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and support you through the process to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning remembers every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Saint Marys or you’ve noticed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 912-208-2470.

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