When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the channel for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air around your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will travel 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are a number of factors the team at Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas considers when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Dallas. Everyday life generates 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 suffering from allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is normally 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 plan a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The experts at Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and help you through the process to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning. Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning cleans every part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less deterioration on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Dallas or you’ve noticed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 214-261-0034 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.