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    Air ducts should be cleaned every 5 to 8 years, a longer maintenance period than some other things.

    Duct Cleaning


    Nearly all homes with modern heating and cooling systems have an air duct system as well. Air ducts are small, hollow tubes throughout your home designed to carry cooled or heated air from room to room. Understanding how your air ducts work and how regular maintenance helps is crucial to keeping your ducts clean and free of potentially dangerous substances.

    How Air Ducts Work

    Your air ducts are almost always connected to your home’s A/C or ventilation system. When that associated system kicks in, energy gets pushed through the ducts. This pressure pushes that heated or cooled air into rooms around the house, allowing you to control the temperature in those rooms. Air ducts can be closed or opened to help you control what rooms receive air.

    Why You Should Get your Air Ducts Cleaned Professionally

    While the United States Environmental protection Agency states that dust isn’t a sufficient reason to clean air ducts, it does highlight specific conditions that warrant cleaning. Mold, rodents, insects, and excessive dust or debris can become a permanent fixture in your air ducts if they go too long without maintenance. Routine air duct cleaning helps to curb these issues and their underlying causes before they get out of hand.

    Air ducts should be cleaned every 5 to 8 years, a longer maintenance period than some other things. However, there are instances in which it’s a good idea to push this schedule up. According to the National Air Duct Cleaning Association, you should consider having your ducts cleaned more often if:

    • You have animals that shed
    • Your home was remodeled recently
    • Your home is prone to leaks
    • You or a family member smokes indoors
    • You or a family member has respiratory issues such as asthma or allergies
    • You’ve had recent issues with your HVAC system
    • You recently had an insect or rodent infestation

    If you are due for a cleaning based on this maintenance schedule or have any of the aforementioned circumstances, it may be time to schedule a professional cleaning.

    Benefits of Duct Cleaning

    Getting your air ducts cleaned can have several positive benefits for your home. Cleaning ducts can help improve your HVAC’s efficiency, cut costs, reduce allergens and dust, improve asthmatic symptoms, and help create a cleaner environment for you and your loved ones.

    If you’re due to have your air ducts cleaned, 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.

    What Our Customers Say

    Business responded quickly to my inquiry for service (thanks Renee!). Bobby arrived on time, explained everything he was doing, was quick, efficient and stuck to their quote, which was very reasonable BTW. I'm scheduling them for more services and wouldn't hesitate referring them to anyone.UPDATE! we had Lifetime return for dryer duct and vent cleaning, then for AC maintenance. Very happy both times and will continue to use their services. 5 thumbs up!👍👍👍👍👍
    Laurie Hunt
    19:28 26 May 21
    What a great company filled with friendly, yet professional people who care about your job from the beginning to end. It starts with Renee who schedules the team to come out. The installers, Nick and Beau were excellent in checking in and communicating every step throughout the day. Electricians Tony and Alex had challenges with our system, but figured it out and voila! We have nice, cool, fresh air filling up our food bank!Then, here came David a few days later to service our furnace. Another excellent employee. We purchased the Premier Club Maintenance Plan and thrilled that we did!
    Elizabeth Grant
    00:28 01 Sep 21
    Installed split level AC + air purifier. Everyone here was a pro and eager to just get things done. Lemme call out Tony, Alex, Ash, Jaeden, Rudy, Renee as all being top notch people to work with.I tried to tip them, but they wouldn't even accept it. I have been absolutely impressed with their service, as well as just being all around good folks.Oh, and the AC / purifier works great. I'm ready for the heatwaves and wildfire smoke next Summer!
    Derek Cook
    17:23 04 Oct 21
    Nick, Beau & Tony did a great job installing our new AC & Furnace. Very professional, friendly & quick install. Nick had quite a job in such a tight space & did a terrific job. Beau even fixed a ducting problem after a previous contractor did a shoddy job. We so Appreciated their attention to detail. Great, professional, informative & fun team & we felt totally confident in their ability. We will definitely recommend them to friends who are looking for new AC. They even installed a much better & easier to use thermostat, set it up for our schedule. And the AC is so cool! Thanks Nick, Beau. & Tony.
    Debbie Osterbeck
    03:50 14 Aug 21
    We called this company based off all the amazing google reviews and when we met with the company, we instantly knew we contacted the right people. They got us in for an estimate early, they scheduled us for our install the very next week (mind you it’s middle of summer when AC is WA is in high demand). The estimate was straight forward and they also looked into a few other heating questions we had regarding our home that was built a couple years that we think the builder didn’t install the best way.. I could go on and on. This seems like such a great company that truly cares about their people and their customers. We are excited to CHILL in our new AC that will be installed by this amazing company. 🙂 we have our install next week and I will submit another review after but let me tell you, from this point, we have had a great experience!! We worked with Robert who gave us our estimate and he is awesome!!
    Samantha Kinsella
    18:29 11 Aug 21

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