When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the channel 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 distributing air around your home, they are also taking in 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 expert 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 environment. There are a number of factors the team at Watts Electric & A/C Inc takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Columbia. Everyday life creates 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 dealing with 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 build up 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 believe or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The pros at Watts Electric & A/C Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and support you through the process to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning. Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning cleans every piece of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies hanging around in Columbia 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 Watts Electric & A/C Inc is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 601-736-7362 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.