When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air within your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will travel into the air you’re breathing. 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 circumstances. There are many factors the team at Gordon Air Conditioning contemplates when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Crestview. Everyday life creates 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 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 accumulate inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few propsals about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have noticed 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 Gordon Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and assist you through the process 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 takes into account every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Crestview or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Gordon Air Conditioning is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 850-250-0335.

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