When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the channel for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air around your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through 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 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 Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc considers when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Saint Petersburg. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account 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 aggravate these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to fester inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have noticed 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 Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support you through the work to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning remembers every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies drifting around in Saint Petersburg or you’ve observed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 727-369-6195.