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When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the pathway 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 supplying air around your home, they are also capturing 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 pro 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 circumstances. There are several factors the team at Aggressive Mechanical contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Neptune City. 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 dealing with allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions for pollutants to build up 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 recognized a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The pros at Aggressive Mechanical would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help 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 qualified duct cleaning cleans every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies hanging around in Neptune City or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Aggressive Mechanical is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 732-806-5536.