When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing 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 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are many factors the team at Temp Control of Vero Beach takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Vero Beach. Everyday life produces contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any current 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 chances for pollutants to build up inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at Temp Control of Vero Beach would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and support you through the process to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning.

Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning cleans every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies hanging around in Vero Beach 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 Temp Control of Vero Beach is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 772-232-7649.

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