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 supplying air throughout your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re inhaling. 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 circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at A&M Heating & Cooling LLC takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Tucson. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider along with any recent 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 aggravate these conditions. The air in your home’s system is typically 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 propsals about when it’s time to arrange 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 proof of dust from your air register. The experts at A&M Heating & Cooling LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and assist you through the procedure to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning.
Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less erosion on your system.
If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies floating around in Tucson or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at A&M Heating & Cooling LLC is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 520-200-1048.