When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the channel for all the air that you’re inhaling. 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 trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will travel into the air you’re inhaling. This is why professional 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 circumstances. There are several factors the team at Airtronic Heating & Cooling contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Redford. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any new home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can aggravate 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 suggestions about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The pros at Airtronic Heating & Cooling would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support you through the work to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning. Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning cleans every component of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system. If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies hanging around in Redford or you’ve detected any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Airtronic Heating & Cooling is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 313-537-8111 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.