When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air throughout your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will make 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are many factors the team at Twin Air LLC takes into account when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Manassas. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any current 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 aggravate 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 fester inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The pros at Twin Air LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these things and help you through the procedure to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning. Although the name suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A trained duct cleaning takes into account every piece of your system that air passes through. 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 suffering from the allergies hanging around in Manassas 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 Twin Air LLC is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 703-754-1062 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.