When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the channel for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air throughout your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re taking in. 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 advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are a number of factors the team at Woody's Sudden Service Inc considers when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Manassas Park. Everyday life generates 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 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 typically recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to accumulate 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 believe 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 evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at Woody's Sudden Service Inc would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help 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 trained duct cleaning cleans every part 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 use less energy and cause less deterioration on your system. If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies floating around in Manassas Park or you’ve observed any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Woody's Sudden Service Inc is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 703-369-5528 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.