When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re breathing. 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 trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re breathing. This is why pro 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 conditions. There are a number of factors the team at Summit Air Conditioning Inc takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in West Palm Beach. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account 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 intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions for pollutants to build up inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you believe 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 pros at Summit Air Conditioning Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and assist 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 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 erosion on your system. If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies drifting around in West Palm Beach or you’ve observed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Summit Air Conditioning Inc is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 561-582-3390 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.