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 equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and supplying air within your home, they are also taking in 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 conditions. There are a number of factors the team at Falls Mechanical Services LLC takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Great Falls. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any new 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 normally 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 arrange a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have seen mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The pros at Falls Mechanical Services LLC 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 suggests it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning cleans every component of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies hanging around in Great Falls or you’ve detected any of the forewarning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Falls Mechanical Services LLC is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 406-761-7283 or you can arrange an appointment with us online.