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 paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air throughout your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re taking in. This is why expert 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 Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC contemplates when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Hamilton. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any current home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is dealing with 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 opportunities for pollutants to fester 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 think or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and support you through the procedure 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 cleans every component of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less deterioration on your system. If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies hanging around in Hamilton or you’ve observed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 513-275-3601 or you can set up an appointment with us online.