When should you have your ducts cleaned?

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 distributing air throughout your home, they are also taking in 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are several factors the team at Hopper Heating and Air takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Shelby. Everyday life generates 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 experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is typically 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 schedule a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The professionals at Hopper Heating and Air would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and support you through the procedure to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning cleans every piece of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Shelby or you’ve noticed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Hopper Heating and Air is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 704-233-7363.

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