When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 10, 2020

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air around your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re taking in. 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 environment. There are many factors the team at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Anaheim. 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 intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is typically recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions 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 noticed a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and support you through the work to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning.

Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning takes into account every component of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies hanging around in Anaheim or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 714-855-1717.