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 paralleled 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 move through your ducts and will make their way 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 environment. There are several factors the team at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing considers when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Bakersfield. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any new 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 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 accumulate inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few propsals about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The experts at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and support you through the work 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 professional duct cleaning takes into account every part of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less deterioration on your system. If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies drifting around in Bakersfield or you’ve detected any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 661-437-3499 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.