When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Air Quality

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air around your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will make 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 circumstances. There are several factors the team at Daves Diversified Services takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances 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 suffering from 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 opportunities for pollutants to build up 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 Daves Diversified Services would be happy to talk you through all of these things 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 part 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 considering duct cleaning. The team at Daves Diversified Services is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 540-369-3971 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.

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