When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air within your home, they are also capturing 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 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 ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Lake Charles. 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 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 usually 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 recommendations 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 recognized a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The pros at ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these things and help you through the process to see if you could benefit 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 part of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Lake Charles or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 337-335-0992 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.