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 compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air around your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re inhaling. 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 many factors the team at Anderson Heating & A/C considers when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Carson City. Everyday life creates 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 suffering from 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 accumulate inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The experts at Anderson Heating & A/C would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and support you through the process to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning. Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning cleans every part of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less deterioration on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies floating around in Carson City or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Anderson Heating & A/C is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 775-882-8154 or you can set up an appointment with us online.