When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Air Quality

Your home’s ducts are the trail 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 within your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re breathing. 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 recommends 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 figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Crestview. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider 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 propsals about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you believe 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 experts at Gordon Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these things and assist you through the procedure to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning takes into account every part 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 wear and tear 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 thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Gordon Air Conditioning is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 850-682-5509 or you can set up an appointment with us online.

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