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 paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air around your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will travel into the air you’re inhaling. 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 circumstances. There are many factors the team at Quality Refrigeration contemplates when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in Baltimore. Everyday life creates 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 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 chances for pollutants to accumulate inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations 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 recognized a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at Quality Refrigeration would be happy to talk you through all of these issues and assist 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 professional duct cleaning takes into account every piece of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies hanging around in Baltimore or you’ve detected any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Quality Refrigeration is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 410-355-6010 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.