When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air around your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will travel into the air you’re breathing. This is why pro 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 conditions. There are many factors the team at Strine's Heating & A/C Inc considers when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in South Central PA. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any current 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 aggravate 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 schedule a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The experts at Strine's Heating & A/C Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these things and help you through the process to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning. Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning takes into account every component of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep working 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 hanging around in South Central PA or you’ve noticed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Strine's Heating & A/C Inc is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 717-755-4127 or you can set up an appointment with us online.