When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air around your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will travel 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are several factors the team at Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning considers when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Augusta. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any current 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 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 propsals about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The pros at Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support you through the procedure to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning. Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning remembers every component of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Augusta or you’ve noticed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 706-722-5304 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.