When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the channel for all the air that you’re breathing. 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 capturing pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re breathing. 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 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 Triton HVAC & Refrigeration contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Colorado Springs. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account 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 intensify 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 accumulate inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few propsals about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The pros at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support you through the work to see if you could gain anything 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 component of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system. If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies hanging around in Colorado Springs or you’ve detected any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 719-332-3458 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.