When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Air Quality

Your 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 around your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will travel into the air you’re breathing. 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are several factors the team at AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC contemplates when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Northwest Arkansas. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any new 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 normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions for pollutants to build up 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 spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The pros at AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC 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 infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning takes into account every component of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies floating around in Northwest Arkansas or you’ve noticed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 479-372-4304 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.

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