When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

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 throughout your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through 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 circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at Connolly Electric & Mechanical considers when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Cottonwood . Everyday life creates 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 normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances 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 suspect or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized 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 Connolly Electric & Mechanical 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 infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies hanging around in Cottonwood or you’ve noticed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Connolly Electric & Mechanical is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 928-244-8840.