When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Your home’s ducts are the channel for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and circulating air within your home, they are also trapping 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 recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are many factors the team at Mustang Mechanical takes into account when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Grand Prairie. Everyday life produces 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 aggravate these conditions. The air in your home’s system is usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more opportunities for pollutants to build up inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few propsals about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible proof of dust from your air register. The experts at Mustang Mechanical would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and help you through the procedure 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 component of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to operate as hard to keep working with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies hanging around in Grand Prairie or you’ve noticed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Mustang Mechanical is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 972-445-9504.

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