Your air ducts are vital to your HVAC’s system. Without them, heated or cooled air won’t be able to circulate throughout your house and get rooms to comfortable temperatures.
Duct maintenance is just as important as your ducts themselves. Regular maintenance and sanitization is crucial to making sure that your air ducts are bringing the highest quality air possible into your home.
What is Duct Sanitizing?
Air duct sanitizing employs state-of-the-art equipment and treatments to sanitize your duct to protect against germs, bacteria, and other microorganisms. It goes beyond just cleaning and helps to prevent future growth and accumulation from occurring.
Sanitization often uses substances that are fragrance-free, with low toxin levels. Similar treatments are utilized in medical offices, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities to ensure air quality is as good as possible.
There are several reasons to get air ducts sanitized:
- Individuals with pulmonary issues like asthma may consider sanitization to keep air quality high.
- People with pets should also consider getting their ducts sanitized more often, since air and fur can accumulate in ducts and affect air quality as well.
- Mold or fungi are present in your ductwork.
- Odors and unpleasant smells coming from your air ducts could also be a reason to get things sanitized.
The EPA has a helpful guide to determining if you need your ducts sanitized.
How Often Should You Sanitize Air Ducts?
According to the National Air Ducts Cleaners Association, you should get your ducts sanitized every two to 5 years. Where you fall on that spectrum depends on your home and particular circumstances. If you or your loved ones suffer from allergies, asthma, or if you find visible reasons for getting your ducts sanitized such as mold or fungi, you’ll want to expedite this process.
If you’re due to have your air ducts sanitized, give us a call at Lifetime! For over 20 years we’ve been a leader in heating, cooling, and electrical servicing in Western Washington. Our trained technicians are standing by and ready to serve.
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