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When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 10, 2020

Your home’s ducts are the channel for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air throughout your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will find 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 American HVAC Inc considers when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Sacramento. Everyday life generates 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 experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities 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 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 American HVAC Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and support you through the work 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 trained duct cleaning takes into account every part of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep pace 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 Sacramento or you’ve detected any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at American HVAC Inc is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 916-243-6714.