When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled 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 move through your ducts and will find their way 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 conditions. There are many factors the team at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in West Valley. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider 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 typically recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances for pollutants to build up inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few propsals 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 seen 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 Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these things and help you through the procedure to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning. Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning remembers every part 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 waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system. If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies floating around in West Valley or you’ve noticed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 801-969-7088 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.