When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Air Quality

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air within 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 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are several factors the team at Tri County Air Care LLC considers when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Dallas. 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 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 occasions 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 recognized 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 Tri County Air Care LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help you through the work to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning cleans every component of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies hanging around in Dallas or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Tri County Air Care LLC is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 469-617-3437 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.

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