When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your 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 circulating air throughout your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will travel into the air you’re inhaling. 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 environment. There are many factors the team at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Lake Worth. 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 intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is normally 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 propsals about when it’s time to schedule 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 confirmation of dust from your air register. The professionals at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help you through the process to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name infers 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 operate 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 floating around in Lake Worth or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 561-533-6066 .

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