When should you have your ducts cleaned?12/22/2016Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re breathing. 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 trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all pass through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re inhaling. 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 a number of factors the team at Ocean Air Conditioning considers when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Orange County. 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 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 normally recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances for pollutants to accumulate inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few propsals about when it’s time to schedule a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have noticed 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 experts at Ocean Air Conditioning would be happy to talk you through all of these issues 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 remembers every component of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll waste less energy and cause less erosion on your system. If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies floating around in Orange County or you’ve detected any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Ocean Air Conditioning is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 949-525-9119 or you can set up an appointment with us online.