When should you have your ducts cleaned?

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 distributing air throughout your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re taking in. This is why professional 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 many factors the team at Airmax Long Island Inc contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Suffolk/Nassau County. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider 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 normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances 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 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 implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning takes into account every piece of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to labor 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 Suffolk/Nassau County 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 accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 631-737-5566.

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