When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 10, 2020

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be equated 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 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are several factors the team at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Buellton. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind 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 intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to fester inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you believe 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 proof of dust from your air register. The professionals at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support you through the work 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 professional duct cleaning remembers every piece of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies floating around in Buellton or you’ve noticed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 805-242-9638.