When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air around your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re taking in. 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are many factors the team at Arrings A/C & Heating takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Humble. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account 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 intensify 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 accumulate inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The professionals at Arrings A/C & Heating would be happy to talk you through all of these things 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 cleans every part of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Humble or you’ve observed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Arrings A/C & Heating is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 281-713-8304 or you can set up an appointment with us online.