When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Air Quality

Your home’s ducts are the channel 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 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are a number of factors the team at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Hattiesburg. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider along with any new 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 normally 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 propsals 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 recognized a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The professionals at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and support you through the work to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning.

Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning remembers every component of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies hanging around in Hattiesburg or you’ve detected any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 601-268-3486 or you can set up an appointment with us online.

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