When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air around your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re breathing. 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 environment. There are a number of factors the team at Speedy Air Conditioning contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Naples. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider 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 typically recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to build up inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The pros at Speedy Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help you through the work 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 trained duct cleaning takes into account every part of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies drifting around in Naples or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Speedy Air Conditioning is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 239-244-3439.