Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re breathing. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air throughout your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re taking in. 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are a number of factors the team at CNR Air Conditioning Inc takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Naples. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any new 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 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 arrange a duct cleaning: if you believe or know you have spotted 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 professionals at CNR Air Conditioning Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these things and help 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 professional duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less erosion on your system.
If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies floating around in Naples or you’ve noticed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at CNR Air Conditioning Inc is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 239-241-5318.