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 supplying air around your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will travel into the air you’re taking in. This is why pro 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 a number of factors the team at Desert Suns Heating & Cooling contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Albuquerque. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account 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 aggravate 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 accumulate 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 suspect or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The pros at Desert Suns Heating & Cooling would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and assist you through the procedure 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 part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less deterioration on your system. If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies floating around in Albuquerque or you’ve observed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Desert Suns Heating & Cooling is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 505-994-9176 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.