When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air around your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will make their way into the air you’re inhaling. 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are many factors the team at KDM Service Corporation contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Tuscaloosa. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any recent home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is dealing with allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually 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 recommendations about when it’s time to plan 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 evidence of dust from your air register. The experts at KDM Service Corporation would be happy to talk you through all of these things and assist you through the work to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning remembers every part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less deterioration on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies floating around in Tuscaloosa or you’ve detected any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at KDM Service Corporation is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 205-208-8090.

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