When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Air Quality

Your home’s ducts are the channel 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 circulating air within your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will find 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at Speedy Air Conditioning considers when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Naples. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider along with any new home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is dealing with allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is typically recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances for pollutants to build up inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The pros at Speedy Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and support you through the procedure to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning cleans every part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies floating around in Naples or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Speedy Air Conditioning is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 239-596-2645 or you can set up an appointment with us online.

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