When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air around your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will travel 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are several factors the team at Dave's Diversified Services takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Front Royal. 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 experiencing 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 accumulate inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few propsals about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The pros at Dave's Diversified Services would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help you through the process to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning.

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

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Front Royal 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 Dave's Diversified Services is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 540-369-3971.

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