When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Air Quality

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled 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 navigate your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re taking in. 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are many factors the team at Mighty Ducts contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Orange County. 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 suffering from allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can aggravate these conditions. The air in your home’s system is typically 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 schedule a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The experts at Mighty Ducts would be happy to talk you through all of these things and assist you through the procedure 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 remembers every part 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 waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies floating around in Orange County or you’ve detected any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Mighty Ducts is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 714-464-3376 or you can set up an appointment with us online.

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