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 equated to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air around your home, they are also taking in pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all navigate your ducts and will travel into the air you’re breathing. This is why professional 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 Effective Service Group, LLC takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the circumstances in East Hanover. 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 experiencing allergies or asthma is important, as pollutants in your indoor air can worsen these conditions. The air in your home’s system is normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances for pollutants to build up inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have noticed mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The pros at Effective Service Group, LLC would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support 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 takes into account every part of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less deterioration on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in East Hanover or you’ve observed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Effective Service Group, LLC is always free to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 973-884-0065 or you can schedule an appointment with us online.