When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 10, 2020

Your home’s ducts are the pathway 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 taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass 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 Air Houston Mechanical LLC takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Huffman. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account 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 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 suggestions about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at Air Houston Mechanical LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these factors 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 takes into account every piece of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies hanging around in Huffman or you’ve noticed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Air Houston Mechanical LLC is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 832-224-3887.