When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the pathway for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be compared to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing air within 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 conditions. There are several factors the team at SchagrinGAS Company considers when figuring out when to have your ducts cleaned based on the environment in Middletown. Everyday life generates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any new home renovations. Also, looking at if anyone in your home is suffering from 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 opportunities for pollutants to fester inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few suggestions 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 noticed 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 SchagrinGAS Company would be happy to talk you through all of these factors and assist 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 labor as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll exhaust less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is suffering from the allergies hanging around in Middletown or you’ve noticed any of the cautionary signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at SchagrinGAS Company is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 302-231-1380.