When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Air Quality

Your home’s ducts are the trail 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 circulating air around your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will travel into the air you’re inhaling. 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 environment. There are a number of factors the team at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Bishop. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider along with any current 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 worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually 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 recommendations 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 evidence of dust from your air register. The experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and support you through the process to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning remembers every component 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 use less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies hanging around in Bishop or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 760-784-9034 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.

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