Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air within 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 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are several factors the team at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Lodi. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any recent 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 worsen 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 accumulate 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 believe or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The experts at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and assist you through the work 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 qualified duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less erosion on your system.
If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies drifting around in Lodi or you’ve noticed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 209-257-3156.