When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your 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 circulating 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 professional duct cleaning is so important. So how do you know when you should have your ducts cleaned? The National Air Duct Cleaners Association suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are a number of factors the team at Premier HVAC Services LLC takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Greencastle. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider along with any current 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 chances for pollutants to fester inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you believe 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 proof of dust from your air register. The professionals at Premier HVAC Services LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and assist you through the process 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 qualified duct cleaning cleans every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Greencastle or you’ve detected any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Premier HVAC Services LLC is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 717-597-9900 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.