When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the channel 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 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 suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your conditions. There are many factors the team at West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services considers when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Hudsonville. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to take into account along with any new 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 intensify 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 accumulate 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 suspect or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve noticed a vermin infestation or identify rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The professionals at West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services would be happy to talk you through all of these things and help you through the process to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning. Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning cleans every component 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 exhaust less energy and cause less erosion on your system. If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies floating around in Hudsonville or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 616-669-3961 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.