Your home’s ducts are the trail 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 supplying air within your home, they are also trapping 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 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 circumstances. There are a number of factors the team at Airmax Long Island Inc contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Long Island. 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 intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually 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 suggestions about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you suspect 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 evidence of dust from your air register. The pros at Airmax Long Island Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help 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 piece of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.
If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Long Island or you’ve detected any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Airmax Long Island Inc is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 631-737-5566.