When should you have your ducts cleaned?

All of the air you breathe in your home passes through your duct system. The ducts in your home take in and push air throughout your home—and in that air there are pollutants. Pet dander, pollen, dust and other pollutants move through your ducts and into the air you breathe. When you realize this, it’s easy to see why professional duct cleaning is so necessary. How often is normal to have your ducts cleaned and how will you know when you should call for an appointment?

With the air in your home’s system recirculating an average 5–7 times each day, pollutants have opportunities to build up inside your duct work. According to The National Air Duct Cleaners Association, you should arrange to get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your home environment. The team at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. takes into consideration several factors, including type of weather in Manassas, to figure out if your ducts need cleaned. Contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander are a part of daily life. We also bear in mind other things, like whether you’ve done any renovations recently. The well-being of your family will also be factored in. Take for example, if anyone in your home has allergies or asthma, it’s extra important for pollutants to be removed from your indoor air.

The Environmental Protection Agency also has recommendations for establishing when it’s time for a duct cleaning: if you suspect you have mold inside your ducts or a vermin infestation, or if you see dust coming out of or built up on your air register. At Air-Right Energy Design, Inc., our professionals will talk through these factors with you and help determine if you could benefit from a duct cleaning.

A professional duct cleaning obviously cleans your ducts and the air will move more efficiently and freely throughout your home.

If it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning in your Manassas home, our team at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. is here to answer your questions. Just give us a call at 703-260-1148 to schedule an appointment with us.

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