When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the channel for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air within your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re breathing. 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are a number of factors the team at Energy Upgrades, Inc. takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in San Dimas. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind 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 propsals about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The experts at Energy Upgrades, Inc. would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help you through the work to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning. Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning takes into account every piece of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less erosion on your system. If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies floating around in San Dimas or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Energy Upgrades, Inc. is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 626-478-2922 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.