When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re taking in. 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 capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are several factors the team at M & S Heating & Air LLC contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Mechanicsville. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider 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 usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities 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 believe or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The experts at M & S Heating & Air LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and help you through the procedure to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning.

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

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies floating around in Mechanicsville or you’ve noticed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at M & S Heating & Air LLC is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 301-363-4699.

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