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 supplying air throughout your home, they are also trapping pollutants. Things like pet dander, pollen and dust all move through your ducts and will find their way into the air you’re taking in. This is why pro duct cleaning is so important. So how do you know when you should have your ducts cleaned? The National Air Duct Cleaners Association suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your circumstances. There are several factors the team at Schagrin Gas Company considers when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Middletown. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind 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 typically recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances for pollutants to fester inside your duct work. The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to plan a duct cleaning: if you think or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve seen a vermin infestation or see rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible confirmation of dust from your air register. The experts at Schagrin Gas Company would be happy to talk you through all of these things and help you through the procedure to see if you could gain anything from a duct cleaning. Although the name infers it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning cleans every part of your system that air passes over. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less erosion on your system. If anyone in your home is experiencing the allergies hanging around in Middletown or you’ve noticed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start thinking about duct cleaning. The team at Schagrin Gas Company is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 302-658-2000 or you can set up an appointment with us online.