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When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air throughout your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re breathing. 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are several factors the team at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Mobile. 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 suffering from allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is typically 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 plan a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The experts at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support you through the procedure to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning.

Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning cleans every component of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep pace 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 hanging around in Mobile or you’ve noticed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 251-471-2674 or you can set up an appointment with us online.