When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 10, 2020

Your home’s ducts are the channel for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air around 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 circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at Gordon Air Conditioning takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Crestview. 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 worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually 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 schedule a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The pros at Gordon Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help you through the work to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning.

Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning remembers every piece of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate 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 experiencing the allergies floating around in Crestview or you’ve observed any of the warning 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.