When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the channel 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 distributing air throughout your home, they are also trapping 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 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 circumstances. There are several factors the team at Dynamic Comfort Solutions takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Locust. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any recent home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is suffering from 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 fester 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 suspect or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The pros at Dynamic Comfort Solutions would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and assist you through the process to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning. Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning cleans every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to work 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 hanging around in Locust 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 Dynamic Comfort Solutions is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 704-485-5506 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.