When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your 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 supplying air within your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are a number of factors the team at Nisair Air Conditioning takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Stuart. Everyday life creates 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 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 arrange a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The pros at Nisair Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and assist you through the procedure 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 takes into account every component of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system. If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies drifting around in Stuart or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Nisair Air Conditioning is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 772-318-4252 or you can set up an appointment with us online.