Your home’s ducts are the channel for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air within your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re inhaling. 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 circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at Marcos AC & Heating contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Houston. Everyday life generates 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 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 accumulate inside your duct work.
The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The pros at Marcos AC & Heating would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and help you through the procedure 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 trained duct cleaning cleans every piece 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 wear and tear on your system.
If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies floating around in Houston or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Marcos AC & Heating is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 713-469-3357.