When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air within your home, they are also capturing 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 expert 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 environment. There are many factors the team at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. considers when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Madera. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any recent home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is typically 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 suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The professionals at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and help you through the work to see if you could gain anything 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 into. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less erosion on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Madera or you’ve noticed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 559-675-1681 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.