When should you have your ducts cleaned?

December 22, 2016

Your home’s ducts are the channel for all the air that you’re taking in. In fact, your ducts can be equated 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 make their way into the air you’re taking in. This is why expert 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 a number of factors the team at Point Heating & Cooling takes into account when thinking about when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Plover. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to consider along with any recent 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 intensify these conditions. The air in your home’s system is typically recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more occasions for pollutants to fester inside your duct work.

The Environmental Protection Agency also offers a few recommendations about when it’s time to arrange a duct cleaning: if you believe 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 proof of dust from your air register. The pros at Point Heating & Cooling 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 implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A professional duct cleaning cleans every component of your system that air passes into. A clean system doesn’t have to labor as hard to keep up with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less erosion on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Plover or you’ve noticed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start contemplating duct cleaning. The team at Point Heating & Cooling is always accessible to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 715-504-0533.