When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the channel 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 supplying air around your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re inhaling. 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are many factors the team at Ambient Air considers when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Tucson. Everyday life produces 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 intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually 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 recommendations about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The experts at Ambient Air would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and assist you through the work 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 cleans every piece of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies drifting around in Tucson or you’ve noticed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Ambient Air is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 520-201-3871.

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