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 compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air throughout your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will travel into the air you’re taking in. 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are several factors the team at B&D Air Conditioning considers when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Safford. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any recent 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 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 schedule a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The experts at B&D 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 cleans every part of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies hanging around in Safford or you’ve noticed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at B&D Air Conditioning is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 928-432-6018.

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