When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Air Quality

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be compared 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 navigate your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re inhaling. 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are a number of factors the team at Boyles Mechanical LLC considers when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Marietta. 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 experiencing 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 occasions for pollutants to fester inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations 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 see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The pros at Boyles Mechanical LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and support 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 qualified duct cleaning takes into account every part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies floating around in Marietta or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Boyles Mechanical LLC is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 866-326-9537.

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