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 equated 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 move through your ducts and will travel into the air you’re taking in. 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 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 Breeze Air and Heat considers when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Fort Worth. Everyday life produces 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 intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions for pollutants to build up inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at Breeze Air and Heat would be happy to talk you through all of these things and help 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 qualified duct cleaning takes into account every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies hanging around in Fort Worth or you’ve detected any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Breeze Air and Heat is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 817-864-1021 or you can set up an appointment with us online.

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