When should you have your ducts cleaned?

Air Quality

Your home’s ducts are the trail for all the air that you’re inhaling. In fact, your ducts can be paralleled to the lungs of your home. Along with taking in and distributing 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 expert duct cleaning is so important. So how do you know when you should have your ducts cleaned?

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association advises that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3–5 years, depending on your environment. There are many factors the team at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. contemplates when debating when to have your ducts cleaned based on the conditions in Branchville. Everyday life creates contaminants like dust, chemicals and pet dander. There are also climate factors to bear in mind along with any current 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 usually recirculated 5–7 times a day, with that many more chances for pollutants to build up 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 think or know you have spotted mold inside your ducts, if you’ve recognized a vermin infestation or spot rodents exiting or entering your ductwork, or if you see visible evidence of dust from your air register. The experts at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. would be happy to talk you through all of these things and support you through the procedure to see if you could profit from a duct cleaning.

Although the name implies it, a duct cleaning doesn’t just clean your ducts. A qualified duct cleaning takes into account every part of your system that air passes through. A clean system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep pace with your thermostat. You’ll use less energy and cause less wear and tear on your system.

If anyone in your home is affected by the allergies drifting around in Branchville or you’ve observed any of the warning signs in your duct work, it’s time to start considering duct cleaning. The team at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. is always available to answer any questions you have, simply give us a call at 862-345-6896.

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