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 paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air around your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will travel 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at TemperaturePro® considers when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Englewood. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind 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 usually 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 schedule a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at TemperaturePro® would be happy to talk you through all of these factors 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 qualified duct cleaning cleans every component of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less deterioration on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies hanging around in Englewood or you’ve observed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at TemperaturePro® is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 720-446-5100 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.