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 supplying air around your home, they are also capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re inhaling. 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are a number of factors the team at Total Comfort Solutions takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Kennesaw and surrounding areas. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any recent 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 intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions for pollutants to build up inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The pros at Total Comfort Solutions 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 infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning takes into account every piece of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies floating around in Kennesaw and surrounding areas or you’ve detected any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Total Comfort Solutions is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 404-987-5502 or you can set up an appointment with us online.

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