When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the trail 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 breathing. 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 environment. There are a number of factors the team at Cool Power LLC takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Hauppauge. 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 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 fester 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 think or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The professionals at Cool Power LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help you through the work to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning. Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning takes into account every part of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less deterioration on your system. If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies drifting around in Hauppauge or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Cool Power LLC is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 631-360-2665 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.