Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air around your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re breathing. 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 environment. There are many factors the team at YES R&M Inc. considers when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Long Beach. Everyday life produces 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 experiencing 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 opportunities for pollutants to build up 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 suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The professionals at YES R&M Inc. would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support you through the work to see if you could benefit from a duct cleaning.
Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning remembers every piece of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.
If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies floating around in Long Beach 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 YES R&M Inc. is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 562-286-6624.