When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the channel 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 distributing air throughout your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re inhaling. 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are several factors the team at Hammack Service Company contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Richardson. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any recent 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 usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to fester inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The pros at Hammack Service Company would be happy to talk you through all of these things and assist you through the procedure 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 trained duct cleaning cleans every part of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies hanging around in Richardson or you’ve noticed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Hammack Service Company is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 972-669-9192 or you can set up an appointment with us online.